Sunday, 10 June 2012
White Rabbit White Ale (Australia)
White Rabbit White Ale
White Rabbit Brewery
This is a modern Australian version of a wheat beer by the exciting, if not a little mysterious White Rabbit brewery. White Rabbit is based up in the hills of the Yarra Valley in Victoria, Australia. The brewery is owned by Little Creatures brewery based in WA. This I think would explain some of the clever marketing and idea behind the two beers that they produce.
With the two beers they produce; they use traditional techniques coupled with modern day forward thinking ideas to try and achieve something that tastes unique.
Taken from their website - "The White Ale product story starts in medieval times with brewers’ experimentation with wheat & spice as the predominant ingredients of flavour. The Belgian monks played with coriander, orange peel and other oddball additions, and suspended the yeast to create a cloudy white appearance...hence the description.
With our “monkish” use of a specially selected belgian yeast strain and voracious appetite to create intriguing and delicious styles, we couldn't resist the idea of tackling the invention of a great Australian White.
Imagine Belgians snuggling out of the cold in wonderful little ale houses dreaming of places like Australia to drink such a beer."
A cloudy pale amber beer is present once poured with a very attractive white head but disappeared quite quickly. A little honey aroma starts to come through, a touch of yeast and a faint spice. On tasting the White Ale the sweetness was definitely there along with a small lemon character and then a slight bitterness. The beer itself is a little fizzy, very light in body and very easy to drink. Overall not bad but I am not a huge fan of this style of beer (Wheat Beer) but I would say this is one of the better ones.