Monday, 11 June 2012
White Rabbit Dark Ale (Australia)
White Rabbit Dark Ale
White Rabbit Brewery
This is the other beer that White Rabbit produce.
In their words...
"An intriguing dark ale that moves to it's own beat, our minds set about creating a beer that contradicted itself....rich dark and flavoursome but at the same time ever refreshing....malt driven but with the aromatic lift of generous doses of hops.
Raisin like ester characters derived through its open fermentation bind a balancing act of flavour with a malt bill that rewards the parched palette with a rich, dark colour without losing any sessionabilty qualities, which we love so much in a beer.
Passed through a hop back generously laden with whole hop flowers and then dry hoped in the open fermenters, at 4.9% abv this is a dark ale with plenty of reassuring bitterness....."
A dark cloudy beer with an off-white head, a little fizz is present. Once poured roasted malt flavours accompany bags of floral hop aromas with raisin bread characters in there too. Some great flavours are in the mix, just the right amount of roasted malt flavour along with good bitterness. The beer actaully has a light body despite it's dark appearance. Overall this is a good beer, great for a long session but with some good flavours and depth to enjoy as a stand-alone. For an increased score would have wanted even more roasted malt flavour.