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Feral White | Feral Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Feral Brewing Co.
Australia | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 02-29-2004

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43
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
16.41%
 
 
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Photo of LittleCreature
3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.5
Poured a finger and a half of bubby, off-white head that quickly all but disappeared. Body is a cloudy, white peach flesh colour.

Smell - 3.5
A typical, zesty witbier smell of wheat malt, spice, coriander and orange. Not strong, but entirely pleasant.

Taste - 4.0
As tasty as Hoegaarden? I think so! Tangy, slightly sour, flavours of wheat, lemon, orange peel and a little coriander. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Just about perfect for the style with a constant fine, nearly sharp carbonation, moderate weight in the mouth. Goes down smoothly.

Drinkability - 4.0
Not something I would usually drink as a session beer, but as an easy summertime drink that is tasty with a low ABV.

OVERALL - 3.85
The obvious benchmark is Hoegaarden, and I think Feral White is right up there. It is comparable in quality (slightly tastier, but more clove would be better) and has a clear price advantage here in WA. A beer for guzzlers and connosuiers alike and one of the best things to come out of the Swan Valley.

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Photo of aussielars
3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured beer in a Hoegaarden glass. Very small head and cloudy. I think i can see vigorouse effervescence when I hold glass up in front of a lamp.
Tart smell with bubblegum and hint of citrus.
Taste is similar but more fruity then I expected. .
Light to medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.
I only bought two bottles, but could easily had a few more.

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Photo of willjansen
2.31/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This bottle reports that Feral White uses 50% Barley and 50% wheat and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. ABV is listed as 4.5%.

Appearance - heavy, persistent head on a medium-strength pour, pale amber/yellow and cloudy - typical for the syle

Smell - Slightly tart, citrusy fruitiness (lemon) with hoppy background present. Slight hints of spices, though not well-blended into the smell - tough to find

Taste - Taste begins as a very tart undefined citrus, but continues as lemon and ever-so-slight coriander for the final moments. The hop character isn't as apparent as the nose would lead you to think, but this is in line with the syle I believe. The aftertaste isn't quite as pleasant as some other beers in the wit style, and it leaves one with a sourness in the mouth that tends to get cumulatively stronger/worse with each sip.

Mouthfeel - Decent mouthfeel with a dry, somewhat oily finish. Carbonation present and not offensive.

Drinkability - One is probably enough for me - I'd take a Hoegaarden over this one for those hot summer days, and it's about the same price here in Australia as this micro. Not a terrible attempt though, and I'm happy to see some diversity of beers from Aussie microbreweries.

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Photo of ohitsbrad
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

25 March 2006

Very cloudy yellow-orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is doughy and citrusy. Tastes of oranges, some light spice and bread. Light bodied. This is a bit better on-tap.

Been meaning for a long time to get up to the brewery and try the other beers. It's just too bad I fear the Imperial IPA is all gone.

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Photo of BeerNutta
2.6/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Feral Belguim White.

A = Poured a Cloudy white with a tinge of yellow.

S = Slight smell of lemon. Very faint. Pretty much bleh.

T = Inital taste of clove and lemon. Very dissapointing. Pretty bland.

M = Moderately carbonated. Nothing special.

D = Not very drinkable. Very bland and not very special.

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Photo of rastaman
2.63/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nose is eggy and sulfuric. Lemony, softly tart sweet start. With a spicy, clovey, lightly fizzy crisp finish. I don't know, it was a touch wishy washy, and definitely sulfuric. Seems like every Aussie micro is doing a witbier these days, trouble is, i'm yet to come across a really good one. This is at least half decent.

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Feral White from Feral Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.
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