Whitetail Ale | Rock Art Brewery

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Whitetail AleWhitetail Ale

Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States

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

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Photo of lpayette
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Bottle.

Pours a very clear light gold color with a small amount of pure white head that disipates quickly. Smells of grains with maybe just a hint of malt. Mouthfeel is very smooth and crisp, finishes clean. Tastes like a slightly more complex Fosters- I think that's the best way I can describe this beer.

Overall, there is not much very exciting about this beer, but it is still an excellent beer for casual drinking/summer activities, that I enjoy very much.

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Photo of weeare138
3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appears a hazy gold with a weak bubbly white head that dissolves quickly.
Smells grainy and malty with a shredded wheat aroma.
Taste is like the smell...grainy with some malt, bitterness, and there is that shredded wheat thing again.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and effervescent with some hits on the middle, back, and sides of the tongue.
Drinkability is okay but I wouldn't run back to find it.

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Photo of yen157
2.76/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden in color with some whispy head and a tiny bit of lace. Husky, grainy nose reminiscent of peanut shells. Crisp in the mouth, a lot of “grain” flavors, but not too much malt. Finish is odd and almost buttery, but not in a diacytel kind of way. More like non-stick cooking spray than butter. I could drink this again, sure, but there are probably hundreds of other “golden ales” that taste better and cost less. PASS!

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Photo of Shiloh
4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale arrived a thin yellow colour with a very short crown leading to a thin center lace. The body is also a little thin.
Carbonation is very light and the aroma is a light fruit mash with a grapefruit lead.
Everything about this brew suggests that it would be a great "lite" beer, except the taste. This golden ale is hop heavy front to back. Cascade hops are dominent throughout.
I would suggest that this golden ale is a lot more like an IPA.
Very refreshing...Recomended.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12ozer from a mixed 6-pack from Waterbury Beverage, Waterbury, VT.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" bright white head, which didn't have much staying power. Laces okay over light straw brew. Aroma is slightly of pale malts and hops. Taste is pale malts and some hops bitterness. Seems kind of uninspiring for the taste buds. Nothing bad, but nothing to write home about, really. Mouthfeel is fine, and the drinkability is of the hot weather/thirst-quencher variety. An all-day drinker, if that's all you want.

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Photo of scottum
4.07/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a pale gold amber with a short bright white head. Has a nice sweet malty flavor which is balanced by a crisp hopping. This ale is nice and smooth. Goes down so easy, it's hard to put the glass down. I never bought this Rock Art before because I am so in love with the other Rock Art beers I'd had I couldn't put them down. You can't go wrong with Rock Art beer!

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Photo of UncleFrank
3.84/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear light gold/straw color fills the glass with little head action or retention. The aroma is sweet of flowers and malt and salt water taffy. The taste is smooth and sweet, slightly sticky, if that makes any sense. Finishes with a touch of hops just to balance then a kick of sweet again.

I like this beer, alot. The sweetness is not cloying or too much, which is a surprise for me since I like hops. It reminds me alot of a homebrew I once made called C-3PO Golden Ale that I have since played with the recipe too much to know what the original was. But I do remember I liked it. This is a craft beer that will go well in hot summer weather and with all my friends, beer geeks or not. Enjoy!

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Photo of beernut7
4.3/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For once it is nice to see an aggressively hoped golden ale. Beautiful color and thick head, the hop spice is apparent from the first wiff. Not too bitter, but nicely hopped to bring out the delicate malt profile. I have not enjoyed a golden ale like this in a while.

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Whitetail Ale from Rock Art Brewery
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