Feral Rust | Feral Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Feral Brewing Co.

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brendan13 on 06-16-2008

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by dansmcd:
Photo of dansmcd
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark coppery colour. Typical Feral head - creamy, dense, retentive and leaving a quality lace.

S - Belgian character yeast, banana, caramel, oak.

T - Overripe brown banana and brown sugar. Caramel and yeast.

M - Low carbonation. Moderate body. Dry finish.

O - Rich and malty Belgian style ale. Nice.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of spicelab
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Growler thanks to [email protected] Carlisle.

Treacle mahogany with an enormous beige head, which eventually subsides with spotty lacing to a resilient ring.

Nose is all about a floral, spicy, sour and slightly nutty yeast character atop a candied malt backbone. One-note but enchanting all the same.

Flavours are quite similar. Almost a Flanders Red, marzipan aspect to the yeast-malt interplay. Again, strikes as simple initially but there's an intriguing depth to it.

Light body with milder carbonation than appearances suggest. Finishes moderately tart.

Interesting beer that is well off the grid. The Dubbel descriptor seems well off the mark to me.

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Photo of foles
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had this twice on tap - once at Oakover winery and the second time at Feral. Funny enough it seemed better at Oakover??

Poured a dull copper colour with no head whatsoever (had a decent head at Oakover). THe nose consists of cloves, spices and a hint of plum & raisin. For my taste, the beer is a little to heavy on the belgian yeat character, and not balanced by a malt backbone. Also appears to lack hop character, and is dry without being crisp.

Still, not a bad drop, and commands some respect at 6%.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.96/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Deep, Hellish red colour with large head, dense and beige and retaining brilliantly. Body has a slight haze which helps with the scary Hell aspect. Lace is nice and thick, but not as sticky as I'd like. I'm just scared enough by the colour to give this a 4 and start singing Amazing Grace.

Nose is intense. Huge musty aroma with mildew and dust all over that. Quite savoury and spicy as well with paprika and black pepper notes. Lacks sweetness, really, is dominated by that mustiness. A slight woody and resiny character sneaks through on the back. Yeah, smells like it should be complex but isn't. Disappointing.

Taste is curious, not sure if that's a good thing. Has some weak sweet notes on the start, hint of white chocolate and caramel, then gets kind of sour with some fennel and hints of pine wood. Quite green, with some grape skins and crisp apple flavours coming through midway. Finish has a mild Belgian piquancy but lacks spice, has more of a sour, even funky, character, with more mustiness, notes of underripe banana, and quite a metallic finish. I'm disappointed with this, particularly from Feral. Lacks sweetness, balance and is also deficient in classic Belgian spice characters.

Mouthfeel is alright, bit of bite on the back, fair amount of body. Quite a foamy feel.

This isn't an out-and-out bad beer, but it's just considerably below Feral's high standards. If I sound harsh it's because I expect better from them.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.09/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Darlinghurst Local's ANZAC SpecTapular.

Pours a really odd hazed orange colour. Quite light for the style with almost no discernible head. Just a ring of bubbles around the edge which stay stranglely static as it's swirled, as though they're part of the glass rather than the beer.

Nose is full of Belgian notes, however, with hints of liquorice, phenolic fruit and talcum powder. Not particularly robust but pretty true to style.

Taste is prominently based on Belgian yeast notes. Round buttery characters and a slight spice note. Finish is rather dry, with a light astringency coming to the fore. Feel is ridiculously flat though.

This tastes a little amateurish, like an early homebrew attempt at a Belgian ale. It has some recognizable characters but I don't feel as though the package is all there. Too many things are off.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of brendan13
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Local Taphouse 12/6/08.

A - Dark copper colour poured into tulip type glass with a couple of centimetres of off white head.
S - Banana yeast notes & a mild dark fruit touch.
T - Dark fruit & sweetish caramel taste.
M - Medium bodied, fairly low carbonation and quite a dry finish.
D - A decent beer. Nothing outstanding but worth a try.

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Feral Rust from Feral Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 8 ratings