Whitetail Ale | Rock Art Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States
rockartbrewery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our golden American ale has a crisp body and slightly dry, hoppy finish. This is a real treat for the beer lover. Pale, wheat and torrified wheat malts are used with Northern Brewer and Mt. Hood hops.

Added by UnionMade on 07-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
154
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
16.11%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a golden ale far better than most, i am afraid this is way underrated here on BA. its a little different than the flavorless yellow water people seem to prefer in the style. it has some real malt flavor to it, maybe some oats or some toasted malt too, on top of the pale stuff, there are some layers here, and while its not the best beer from rock art, it certainly is better than its ratings and is always welcome in my fridge when the weather is hot. clear and shiny in the glass, but i like it best ice cold from the bottle. its refreshing stuff, fresh, and with more flavor than most of these, a slight bitter grassy hop note to the back end, nice and dry, and with a little more body than is common too. great carbonation, a slightly bready flavor running through it, and something that is easy to drink by the six pack. a nice break from the heavy ipa of vermont, something a little lighter but real well done. not sure why folks dont like this more, it has everything i need in the style. rock art is too often forgotten about with all the new and sexy beer coming out of vermont, these guys still make great beers.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.56/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought a bottle when I was up in Vermont at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury. The beer has a lightly murky golden color with a thin head and good lacing on the sides. Aromas include a spiced, buttery grain smell; could sense maybe a bit of vanilla too. Taste was not too bad; the beer is sweet and grainy. Mouthfeel really helps the beer and flavor. The carbonation is quite good and the medium body makes the beer nice, watery, and refreshing. Overall, I really enjoyed the appearance and mouthfeel to this beer.

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.64/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.47/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eddiefl
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Winston3737
2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of whynot44
3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy gold color with a modest foamy white head that vanishes quickly.

The aroma is grainy with hints of coriander and esters.

The taste is bready malts, some mild peppery spices, herbal hops and some apple like notes.

The body is light and fairly smooth making it easy to drink.

Overall, a decent refreshing brew, nothing special but refreshing and enjoyable for a hot day.

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Photo of Wallmane
3.07/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottP
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 57md
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden straw with a thin line of head that dissipated quickly. The nose is too reminiscent of an AAL for my liking. The flavor is crisp and the finish is pleasantly dry.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
3.31/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knick198
3.72/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKbeerlover
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It is aight. It is aight.

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Photo of OatmattStout
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sadly so much diacetyl flavor its a real miss for me

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Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Kunks80
3.3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Sheepdog6
2.08/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of bluehende
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of rderedin
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Wukk
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jdejoannis
3.44/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of vdub191
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of curlybird
3/5  rDev -8.8%

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Whitetail Ale from Rock Art Brewery
3.29 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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