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RATINGS: 1353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2005
12 oz. bottle into tulip. Purchased and sampled sometime in 2004. Wheaty, fruity smell with corn and pineapple. Skunk and yeast aromas right out of the bottle go away after a short time. Hazy golden yellow with a white froth head (not too large, fully diminishing). Good flavor, but lacks layers. Initial fruitiness is pineapple with some subtle cherry, finish is sweet like the candy stick in Fun Dip but short. A little biting in the acid and corriander. Good medium body and carbonation. Lacking complexity, but overall refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10854) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle poured a cloudy white with a white head. Aromas of citrus and coriander. Flavor was orange peels and spices with a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 21, 2005
I couldn’t detect any of the orange peel or coriander flavors. It was a little too "yeasty" and lack a lot of definition. The appearance was great for a witbier and had a nice head in comparison to others, but it just lacked flavor and substance. I also agree with the previous review that it does come off with hints of medicinal flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Aroma is laced with spices, hops, and malt but remains mild. The appearance is a yellowish white color with serious cloudiness. Flavor is complex with a light citrus flavor along with the obviously present coriander. The wheat and yeast also are very obvious. The hops are low key here. The only problem with this ale is that it has a medicinal taste that seriously hurts the flavor rating. Still its a good beer with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Re-rate Feb. 3rd 06. <P> Aroma is quite musty and funky with hints of coriander and fresh bread. Hazy yellow in color with a mostly diminishing fluffy white head. Flavor is fairly funky with lots of spices mixed in and more of that fresh bread flavor from the yeast. Finish is thin, tangy and bitter. Better than I remembered, but still not something I’d go to often. <P> original rating. 2.7 <P> Bread and citrus aroma. Pale yellow and cloudy. Decent enough flavor of bready malt and yeast, but little spice and kind of thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle, Cloudy yellow pour. There was something very earthy (to be nice) in the aroma and flavor, and I wonder if there was an infection in the bottle or batch. I will have to get another bottle to re-rate at a later date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Pours a hazy straw color and is topped by a wispy pale white head. The aroma is an interesting mix of bready yeastiness, earthy/ herbal coriander, and a hint of zesty lemon notes. The taste is just barely sweet up front which accentuates the spritzy, citrusy lemon acidity. This beer is quite light on the palate and is quite refreshing. There is sort of an austere, dry note in the finish which seems to come from the coriander. This is quite a nice example of a Wit, it is spicy and quenching with its light acidity. Again Avery proves that they can brew great standard gravity beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Cloudy yellow looks almost juice like. The head is dense, and meringue like with good retention. The aroma is very wheaty, but seems low on the spicing. A good bit of phenol. The flavor seems more hefeweizen than witbier, although wheat in the banana esters. Soft, full mouthfeel. Good wheat beer, weak witbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Nice and sweet aroma. Strong spice flavor with a sweet banana and orange flavors. Like a hefe with a little something more. Very good, refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Bottle - Pours a hazy, very pale yellow in color with a bright white head that quickly faded to a rim around the glass... some lacing. Aroma is a hefty malty/yeasty with some hints of citrus fruit. Flavor is of clove/banana like a weiss, but not as sour. Has the addition of the coriander and orange peel to provide the extra depth distinctive to a real Belgian Wit. It could use a bit more body, but this is good beer... I like it a lot...

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