Posts Tagged ‘witbier’

Inedit - BOTTLEInedit Damm
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Company info:
Brassee Par: C.C Damm
Barcelona, SPAIN

[No website listed]

Bottle size sampled: 330ml

Alcohol: 4.8%
Standard drinks: 1.5

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for $TBC AU

Label info: ‘Wheat and barley beer with spices’

What the label really means: Straight to the point.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: Just like the previously reviewed Estrella Damm I love this label. A single gold star shines out from a matte black label. It’s simple and sophisticated, classy and elegant. As you would know, dear readers, I am generally against gold on beer labels but in this case, it’s just the right amount. It’s beautiful. Once again it ‘reeks of revolution. It reeks of liberation. It reeks of freedom. It also reeks of tradition, quality, and a beer not to be messed with. The label is tough, staunch, unblinking in the face of a pudgy, angry dictator with a penchant for tight trousers. It stares down authority and gives the finger to establishment.’ Who wouldn’t want to be seen holding this?

I give it a label rating of 8.5 out of 10.

AROMA:  Deliciously hoppy, floral aromas.

Taste: GLASS – Oh wow. This is one superbly crafted brew. All the elements are there for a smooth wheat beer with an undercurrent of citrus, but somehow it rises above this to pure brilliance in every drop. It’s clean, crisp and delicious. I am very impressed with this beer and finding it hard to stop drinking.Inedit - GLASS

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

Taste: BOTTLE – From the bottle, Inedit loses a good deal of that clean, refreshing mouth feel and becomes a little watery. Flavours are definitely diminished here, and while it still gives a fine glimpse into this heavenly brew it most certainly is better from the glass.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 6 out of 10.

Accompanying food: Drunken garlic prawns.

Best season to appreciate: Definitely a summer brew.

All-nighter beer? For sure! This is very easy to drink and it’s refreshing nature keeps you wanting more.

Other: This is my first review in a while and the reason for that is revealed over at my official Facebook page – come join me why don’t you? In the mean time I’ll get back to bringing weekly reviews your way.

NEXT WEEK: Pistonhead

Wicked Elf Witbier

Company info:
The Little Brewing Company
Port Macquarie, N.S.W.

[www.thelittlebrewingcompany.com.au]

Bottle size sampled: 330 mL

Alcohol:
 5%
Standard drinks: 1.3

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for $3.99 AU

Label info: ‘Craft brewed in the true Belgian witbier style using 50/50 wheat and barley malts. Late kettle additions of dried curacao and coriander, and fresh yeast added prior to bottling, produces this naturally cloudy ale of distinction. Bottle conditioned’.

What the label really means: I like to think I’m a little more informed than my first review of a Wicked Elf beer a couple of years back and really appreciate this description. This description sounds so very enticing. It sounds fresh and good.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: This is my second beer reviewed from The Little Brewing Company, and their labels are all remarkably similar. So, I’ll re-post my label review from the previously reviewed Wicked Elf Pale Ale, minus half a point for lack of originality:
‘I really like this label. The Wicked Elf character they use looks mischievous and fun, and reminds me a little of the Green Goblin from the Spiderman franchise – this alone gets extra points from me. I do wish however that the elf was larger. I want to see more of the little sucker – perhaps attacking a unicorn or other mythical beast.
I like the fact they have stuck to minimal colours and used an old-style script to make it look like it has been around for decades’.

I give it a label rating of 6.5 out of 10.

AROMA:  A very delicious wheaty, citrus, and musk flavoured aroma. 

Taste: GLASS – A delicious all-mouth citrus strengthened wheat beer. It’s very smooth, very easy to drink and very enjoyable. One of the most enjoyable witbiers I have sampled.

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

Taste: BOTTLE – Very, very similar in taste to drinking this from the glass but with the added coolness of holding a great looking label in your paws.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 8 out of 10.

Song of choice: Try this alongside Josh Ritter’s ‘The Curse

Accompanying food: Something hot and spicy like a Thai curry or peppered Vietnamese beef (hi to Uncle Van if he’s reading this! Love ya buddy!) would really suit this drop beautifully.

Best season to appreciate: Definitely a Summer brew. It’s refreshing, it’s easy to drink. it’s destined for a warm afternoon in the sun.

All-nighter beer? Yes please.

NEXT WEEK: Three Kings Dry Lager

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