Feral White - BOTTLEFeral White

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Company info:
Feral Brewing Company
SWAN VALLEY, W.A

www.feralbrewing.com.au

Bottle size sampled: 330 mL

Alcohol: 4.5%
Standard drinks: 1.2

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for AU$3.50

Label info: ‘Our White Beer is handcrafted in true Belgian style with 50% Barley, 50% Wheat and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. Coriander and orange peel are added during the boil to contribute a spicy citrus flavour’.

What the label really means: ‘We’ve done our best to create a fine Belgian beer. We’ve also chucked in a few spices and fruits to spruce it up a little’.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: The word ‘WHITE’ stands out in white lettering, with great effect. Above this is a small banner proclaiming it to be from the ‘Feral’ family. I like the simple but effective use of colours (red, white and blue), and a small image of some wheat. On the neck label there is a cartoon picture of a razorback pig, and the words ‘Feral Brewing Company’. I like the pig, but I am glad it is restricted to the neck, and not the main label – any bigger and the beer is in serious threat of turning into bogan-juice.
The more I look at this label, the more I enjoy it. The red, white, and blue feel like they have been taken directly from the chest of a superhero and damn I applaud that. 

I give it a label rating of 8 out of 10.

AROMA: Great! I get a fruity, musk, wheat aroma wafting up from the glass. Very tantalising.

Taste: GLASS -This is a super-smooth wheat beer that slides back with ease. I find it very pleasing, and tastier than other wheat beers on the market. Swallow the beer, let the aftertaste course through your teeth and you’ll get hit with a delicious citrus undertone.

Feral White - GLASS

I give it a beer from glass rating of 8 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – I get an even better hit of the citrus, fruity flavours from the bottle. But far from being overwhelming, the flavours compliment the wheaty brew beautifully. Dammitt, this is how I like my Feral White.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 8.5 out of 10.

A word from the wife: “Rather sweet, caramello tasting, and smooth to drink. It grows on me”

She gave it a taste rating of 7 out of 10.

Accompanying food: I can’t explain it but I get a real hankering for a hot dog with tomato sauce, and American mustard while sipping back on this. It feels like a beer destined for outdoor festivals and Summer sports.

Best season to appreciate: An outdoor Summer beer guaranteed to put you in that sunshine loving state of mind.

All-nighter beer? For sure! I am so impressed with this beer I will be buying a case ASAP.

NEXT WEEK: Gösser

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Comments
  1. […] to what I’ve said earlier on Feral’s labels, the hog on this one works a treat. Here is a ferocious razor back screaming out of the label like […]

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  2. Sniv Whettuce says:

    Umlaut! Umlaut! Umlaut! I just noticed that next week’s beer is Gösser. I love a beer with an umlaut. Umlaut! Umlaut! Umlaut!

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  3. BargeDave says:

    I tried one last night. As with most wheat beers, I find it has a ‘soapy’ taste but that’s my experience of wheat beers generally so it’s not a complaint about this beer specifically. Beyond that, I found the citrus flavour and hint of coriander very interesting. The brewers have clearly aimed to make quite a distinctive brew, and they’ve achieved their goal. I’m sure wheat beer fans will be happy with this one, meanwhile I’m going back to my grand ales and stouts.

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  4. Sniv Whettuce says:

    Very hardy beer. I accidentally froze one in the freezer and then accidentally boiled it in the microwave and it still tasted better than Reschs Real Bitter. I like a beer that can take a bit of punishment. Nine out of ten.

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