White Rascal

Colorado
United States
White Rascal, Avery Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

An authentic Belgian-style white ale, this Rascal is unfiltered and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curaçao orange peel producing a refreshingly zesty, classic ale.
As our flagship beer and silver medal winner of the Belgian Witbier category at the World Beer Cup 2018, we pay tribute to the history and time-honored tradition of the steadfast Belgian Witbier by brewing White Rascal with the same Belgian ingredients used by 15th century brewers from the village of Hoegaarden. The tales and images of demons are popular in Belgian folklore and we follow suit with our own White Rascal.

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
IBUs: 
20
Malts: 
Two-Row, Malted Wheat
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

White Rascal by Avery Brewing Co. is a classical interpretation of the BJCP 24A Witbier style. Wheat, Spice, Citrus – yup, all there, without any additional complexities, which is a perfectly fine way of brewing this style. Though there are minor quibbles, Avery did a great job with this one! 

The aroma is comprised of cereal and coriander notes along with a touch of citrus/orange character and a bit of Belgian banana fermentation character. This is unmistakably a Wit! The brew has a hazy light golden color and a white, small-bubbled lacy head with very good retention. 

The flavor has an evident cereal and wheat bite along with coriander, citrus and banana flavors. These flavors are retained through the middle, finish and aftertaste. The body is medium and the carbonation is moderate. The sourness is rather mild, which allows a bit too much sweetness from the grain to come through in the finish, making it ever so slightly cloying.   .

White Rascal is a very solid interpretation of a traditional Witbier. Even though it could be improved by having a touch more tartness, this is still a very nice example of the style. Cheers and enjoy! 

Brewery Introduction

A Colorado-based brewery for over 25 years, Avery Brewing has a singular focus on creating the perfect beer. In a world full of discord, we believe that a singular dedication to something as seemingly simple as beer can transform the world. Beer First. The Rest Will Follow.

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