White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.2/5 rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Odd. All my reviews today seem to be rather contrarian. Well, so be it! I *like* this beer. It made me write down "yum" in my tasting notes, which is not something I often do.
It's not that great looking -- clear gold with a thin white top, and more of a hazy yellow when the yeast is added. The aroma is OK -- sharp and citric at the start, with some developing floral and spice notes.
But the flavor just struck me as really, really nice. Ample carbonation lends a nice zing to the first sip, along with something of a sharp, wheaty taste. Toward the middle, the flavor develops a bit more sweetly, and it moves to a very pleasant, long-lasting finish that is gently bitter and spiced. Medium-light bodied, though the addition of the yeast gives it a bit more substance (recommended).
This isn't an in-your-face beer. It's more of an Audrey Hepburn than a Marilyn Monroe. Delicate, graceful, and no worse off for it, IMHO. A lovely beer for a warm San Diego day.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2004 22:17:43 | More by mzwolinski
More User Reviews:
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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