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RATINGS: 1248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A truly authentic Belgian style wheat or "white" ale, this Rascal is unfiltered (yup, that’s yeast on the bottom) and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel producing a refreshingly fruity thirst quencher.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Hazy light gold, pretty, thick creamy head. Nose nicely spicy, some lemon, some yeasts. Very good witbier flavor, zippy and spicy, clove and lemon, good stuff. Nice hop bite at the end. Full and creamy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - SEP 23, 2004
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a beautiful pale white / yellowish color, with a huge frothy, white, meringue-like head. It slowly slid back to a generous matting of lace on top of the beer, and all down the sides. Aromas are of fresh malts, slight lemon, cloves, bananas, yeasty bread, spicy coriander, and orange peels. Tastes are great, with a very balanced flavor profile. Nothing stands out above anything else. Exceptional flavors leave you wanting more. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. An extremely well made wheat beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mamradskoda (9) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2004 does not count
I just can’t tell with this beer. You have to be in the right mood for a wheat beer like this. Tonight I am, last night I wasn’t and it was a chore to drink the whole glass. Very flavorful ale, worth savoring before swallowing. Certainly fruity, but you can taste the hops in there too (imported from Czech). Definitely an occasion beer, rather than one to keep stocked.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 ReRate: 03/22/05 – So, I’m the Brewery Rep, and I go to bars and drink the beers I sell them. Well… I’ve seriously taking a liking to this beer, especially on draft. Very floral with orange peel… notes of marigold flowers… lightly tart.. I’m really digging it all of a sudden!

For some strange reason, Witt is just not a style that I have yet come to really love. This Rascal poured a foggy golden straw colored body and a whipped white capped head. There were dense sheets of lacing draped all along the glass. The aroma and flavor bring a soft with notes of lemon, wheat, touch of orange zest, coriander, clove, rotting banana … the usual Belgian Witt ingredients. I don’t know what it is about Whitt that I just don’t care for… too yeasty? Too Tart and spicy? Too musty and doughy? For what it’s worth, this one was far better than many I’ve had!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5451) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Cloudy, light golden appearance, thin spritzy white head. Fresh, floral aroma with a little bit of fruit; nectarines perhaps. Tart, crisp flavor, notes hints of coriander and lemon. Mouthfeel is a bit dry, kind of makes you pucker. Very thirst quenching though after a morning’s hike along the Ninichik River in Alaska. Finishes strong.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Lighter fare, but that’s to be expectes with the style. Personally I would look forward to more spice even though I generally do go for it in beer, that Pierre Celis turned me around on this style. Very easy to drink. Clean and refreshing, but add the C&C to a higher degree and please me, please.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonas (5615) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2004
Hoegardenlike nose. Cloudy yellow color. Thinish standard wit. Lightbodied. Not very exiting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tejas (871) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2004 If I wanted grapefruit juice I would've gone to breakfast!!!!! An OK white that has plenty of citrus flavor. So much that a lemon or orange slice is overkill. Kind of cloudy in appearance which is typical for a white. Overall, I kind of like this one and might drink it again if it was 100 degrees in the shade. Typical of Avery beers; this is over-done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2004
pours a pale hazzy yellow. with a creamy head thas subsides then ingers jut on top of the surface.aromas of bread, wheat, yeast some banana and an orange component. bread, nuts wheat, lemony sourness with a drying bitterness in the finish still has some blanche funk flavors and less clean than some other american examples(thats a good thing). still has the american overboard on hops thing. a little bitter for a blanche. it detracts too much from the wheaty sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Pours a nice cloudy yellow. Aroma is very creamy. Flavor is coriander and other types of citrus. Very spicey mouthfull at the end. Noty bad but better out there, say in Belgium.


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