Red Duck Limited Release White Garden

Brewed by Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
White Garden is a combination of unmalted wheat, malted wheat, pilsner malt and a lot of Raspberry & Rhubarb Jam. Its a delicious, tart white ale with wonderful aromatics.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
It pours a cloudy peach yellow, the aroma is of chicken stock... very unpleasant. The taste is like a weak lemon cordial, all round terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShaneJ (887) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Bottle from cellar door (May 2014). Pale peach, minimal white head, doughy yeast, lemon/citrus, slightly sweet, stewed rhubarb, light body, low bitterness, low carbonation, sweet fruity finish. Ok. December 2013 rating (2.3/5): Bottle from Plonk. Pale peach colour. Slightly sweet, weak lemon cordial flavour. I dont get it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sinker (5) - - MAR 26, 2013 does not count
Very thin on flavour and body. Still very refreshing with a nice natural carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ComradeK (1198) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy pink-tinged beige, with a small white head, which fades rapidly and leaves no lacing. The aroma certainly suggests the presence of raspberry and rhubarb jam: it is overly sweet, with strong rhubarb and slightly fainter raspberry dominating. Very faint nondescript hops up front are followed by sweet raspberry. This gives way to a horrific combination of rhubarb and cardboard malt, which leads into a sickly sweet boozy finish, reminiscent of cheap, terrible quality lager. So, to sum up this looks like diseased urine, smells like breakfast spread and tastes like a mixture of rhubarb and Satans own batch of Budweiser. Thus, it really begs the question: what the hell were they thinking when they came up with the idea for this? The worst beer I have had in a very, very long time.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KeefOz (1786) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Poured a cloudy light peach colour (a "yuk!" factor) with a thin white bubbly head that diminished quickly and left no lacing. Lots of yeast floaters (another "yuk!" factor) that settled out and this detracted from the beers appearance. Aroma strongly of sour malt. Taste initally bland followed by a slight bitterness. Light body, bordering on watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
goatwhisperer (19) - - AUG 17, 2012
Very pale white nectarine colour. A lot of floaties. Unique appearance. No head. Strong lemon on the nose. Hints of brown sugar and apple, very perfumey. Malt backbone, sour, almost a bit of mint or toothpaste on the finish. Silty mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jade (434) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2012
Cloudy and pale with almost no carbonation or head. Looks slightly like apple juice. Very tart fruit to the nose. Tastes like a cheap mass produced lager, horrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maris (1466) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 21/2/2012. Pours a cloudy white with a small head. Has a raspberry cordial aroma. The flavour is just weird - more hints of weak raspberry cordial and some tart lemon notes, but little else. The body is thin and quite watery. Doesnt really work on any level. Very disappointing given that stuff from Red Duck is usually pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkel07 (5693) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours very pale with a faint pink tinge and a skinny head that vanishes as you watch it. Some fruitiness in the aroma but it remains well hidden. Very dry tart flavour with a bit of a zing on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bmeup (669) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2011
Muddy peachy pink in colour. Raspberry, citrus aroma. There is a sweetness like jelly beans then sourness that keeps going around and around. Has similar dry chalkiness in the finish as the Burton ESB. Strange and not to liking.

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