Food and Drink
Posted by Simon Lewis
08. Apr, 2011
Despite an impressive range of beers, Feral Brewing Company from the Swan Valley in WA remains largely unknown in Melbourne. But don’t let this breweries anonymity lull you in to a false sense of security, these guys and gals can really brew. Currently only two beers are available in bottle, the Hop Hog (a fantastic IPA) and the Feral White.
The Feral White is made in the classic Belgium Wit (Dutch for white) style, the best know example being Hoegaarden Witbier. With 50/50 wheat and barley, traditional Wit beer yeast from Belgium and coriander and orange peel added during brewing, all the right ingredients are in place.
Poured into a glass, the colour has the typical wit beer appearance, stiff creamy head, cloudy yellow/gold with a white haze (giving the beer its name). Aroma-wise, spice, clove and coriander come through with citrus and floral characters, all coming together for a very inviting nose.
One of the first things you’ll notice is the creamy carbonation and soft texture in the mouth from a combination of the yeast and wheat. With a little tartness in the back to clean up the palate you have an all round winner.
One of the better Australian Wit beers going around, it is easy to see why this beer has already won numerous awards.
For a full range of stockists visit: www.feralbrewing.com.au
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