White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by EvilGnome6:
4.28/5 rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into a Belgian tulip glass.
A: Pours a cloudy light yellow with a touch of gray haze. Has a thin white head with a constant stream of bubbles rising up. Leaves some nice lacing along the glass.
S: Strong orange peel in the nose with a hint of coriander and a slightly soapy character. Has a pleasant, earthy, yeasty smell that blends well with the earthiness of the Saaz hops. The earthy aroma intensifies as the glass warms.
T: Pleasantly tart and bitter. The orange peel shines through without being overpowering. Has a touch of sweetness that balances well with the tart bitterness. The coriander seems to play a bit in the background but this works well in the balance.
M: A little bit dry but not so much that it leaves you with a cotton mouth sensation. The finish is very clean and leaves you looking forward to the next sip.
D: Very drinkable. This would make for a very refreshing drink on a hot summer afternoon. The tartness would get fatiguing after more than a few. It's not something you could drink all night long but I don't think that's what it's intended to be. It's definitely something I would buy again.
Overall: A very good example of the style. Comes much closer to a true Belgian Witbier than many other American attempts.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2010 00:06:20 | More by EvilGnome6
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3.89/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This was a pretty good beer. It had a bright yellow slightly orangish color. The head is fluffy and white foam. I could smell some sweetness, and mild spice, and strong clover as well. I could notice some faint citrus. It has a sweetness taste to it. It also has a light body to it as well.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 01:38:23 | More by jaredtp
3.71/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle from SPIN! Pizza in Kansas City. I didn't catch the bottling/enjoy by date on this one, unfortunately. Poured into one of those tricky "pint" glass tumblers that has a ridge inside the glass so that it only holds 12 ounces in spite of looking like it would hold 16.
Appearance - Body is bright yellow and sunny with a slightly orangish twinge that gives it overall a hue similar to egg yolk. The consistency is cloud, preventing light from passing through, but giving it that glowing tone from the reflection on all the particulate. Atop the body sits a one and a half finger head of fluffy white foam that seems to dissipate pretty quickly, and leaves nothing in the way of lace. There is a ringlet of foam around the edge of the glass as well as a film of bubbles that is slightly thicker in some places across the surface of the liquid.
Smell - Pretty standard witbier characteristics, with Hawaiian sweet bread and mild spice along the lines of coriander and a fairly strong presence of clove. Overall, it's rather nondescript--not unpleasant, but not particularly wowing either. Some faint citrus, but the spice and wheat are the primary players here.
Taste - Like the smell, the taste is a blend of unassuming bready sweetness and baking spices with clove and some coriander. And like the smell, the taste isn't particularly stunning--it's mild and easily consumed, but lacking that little twinge of tartness that comes in the best witbiers (in my opinion anyway). There is a nice gentle sweetness of orange peel as well, but it's faint, and comes in only slightly on the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Light bodied and low to moderate carbonation, with a round, wheaty mouthfeel and a semisweet finish with low bitterness--almost none at all.
Overall, a reasonably tasty beer, and I will say that the fact that it comes in cans gives it a head start on the usual suspects I reach for when I want a wit. Definitely a great beer to take out on the lake. And truth be told, this is probably one of my preferred offerings from Avery--at least out of their regular lineup.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 20:51:15 | More by LambicPentameter
White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
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