Kscott (3) - Woburn, - AUG 6, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I donít trust restaurants who canít wait to tell me what beer I should have instead of Blue Moon or Sam Summer, Oberon and Stella are not the same. Having said that, the Ravenous Pig in Orlando has a great bar staff and they pick beers no one is thinking of. Their beer guy introduced me to Algash and Avery White Rascal. White Rascal is the second best wheat beer ever. Great in a can, better in a bottle, incredible in a keg. The beer tastes like wheat and pepper. That is it, like steak frites or bacon and eggs. The best things in life can be defined by its simplicity.
BroadestTom (355) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma bread, banana,
Appearance pale, golden, hazy, white foam,
Taste light sweetness,
Palate light body, soft carbonation,
Overall a nice refreshing summer beer that I would suggest to a friend
tfredvik (1670) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy and opaque yellow body with a white head that laces the glass well. Strong aroma of wheat, a confusing yeasty element that is as wit-ish as it is hefe-ish, citrus, banana and spices, and in the back I get honey and sweet corn flakes. The strong flavour gives the same wit/hefe confusion, I get lots of spices, especially coriander, but at the same time lots of banana in a hefeweizen way. Also pretty citric. The taste is sweeter than most witbiers, the finish is light bitter. Dry and light on the palate, rather lively carbonation. A nice one!
[33 cl can, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
bergstaden (2208) - RÝros, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy white with a white head - Malt, wheat and spicy aroma - Gentle wheat and malt body with spicy flavours with some yeasty notes in the back - Spiesy and yests in the finish - This was nice
Turtles (1652) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml can from Systembolaget. Hazy pale yellow, fluffy white head and little lacing. The aroma of spices, lemon, green apple, bread dough. Medium body and a fizzy mouthfeel, it is quite high carbonated. Taste got citrus peel, banana, pepper, coriander, yeast. Finish is a bit spicy.
ChadPolenz (1628) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Witbier is one of my favorite summer styles (and one of my favorite style, period for that matter). When done right it can be amazingly delicious. When done well itís still pretty good. Avery White Rascal falls into the latter category. A solid, to-spec Belgian White for sure, but not an amazing one.
I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. It was canned on 6/22/15 and cost $2.95 ($0.25 per ounce).
Appearance: Classic pale yellow hue with translucent body. Not carbonation is visible, nor is sediment. Pours to a large, white, pillowy head which laces and retains beautifully.
Smell: A light fruity aroma of bananas and orangepeel with some floral notes. Not quite as pungent as Iíd prefer, though.
Taste: There are certain flavor components I expect and want in a witbier and this has them all. A light wheaty body up front, but with not especially sweet (nor tart). The second half contains most of the flavor in the form of citrusy orangepeel and a light coriander spice. Not much in the way of hop flavor or bitterness. Itís a simple, repetitive palette and the taste never grows old; my only complaint is that itís a little too mild. Iíd think a fresh can like this would be bold and peppery, but itís surprisingly tame. This would make a great starter witbier, though.
Drinkability: A beer like Avery White Rascal is exactly what I want in the warmer months. Itís refreshing after every swig and leaves a clean aftertaste. The mouthfeel is quite soft and smooth Ė almost creamy, though it also feels a bit watery and under-carbonated. Iíd prefer more zesty Belgian effervescence (which is more common in bottle-conditioned brews). It doesnít seem to quite take full advantage of its 5.6% ABV, as this feels like something in the sub-5% range. Iím sure no one will have a problem putting back a couple of these.
TheJestersBeer (2364) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy deep straw with a white head.
Spicy, citrusy aroma, cloves, phenols, yeast, wheat.
Off-dry, medium bodied, low bitterness, creamy CO2.
Spicy, citrusy taste, cloves, lightly hoppy, wheat, phenols, yeast.
Easy drinking, nothing special, but very well made. (2015-07-17)
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rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Canned 11/25/14. Courtesy of olio. Cheers!
Hazy yellow color with a small white head.
Sweetness, yeast, mild wheat, spices and some fruitiness in the aroma.
The flavor is dry malty wheat, sweetness, mild fruits and some yeast. A bit unbalanced.
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olio (8880) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml can. Canned on 25.11.2014.
Pours hazy yellow color with a small white head. Sweet lemony-yeasty aroma, some herbal notes, bubblegum and orange peel. Flavor is sweet and fruity, some honey notes, caramel, mild toffee, yeast and subtle spices. A bit too sweet.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml can. Thanks olio. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a small head. Aroma of strong citrusy notes, coriander and some grass. Flavour of wheat, caramel, mild coriander notes, honey-like sweetness, orange peel and mild bitterness. Yeastiness as well. Light bodied with a bit thin mouthfeel.