Friday, October 19, 2007

OH YOU WHITE RASCAL

It was a mere month ago when I thought I’d decided that the best witbier in North America was ALLAGASH WHITE. Perhaps it still is – but not in my book. That’s because I had my first WHITE RASCAL last week, the witbier from AVERY BREWING in Colorado, and I think it’s absolutely phenomenal. This amazingly clean, crisp-tasting wit is what I’m looking for in this style of beer, one that is characterized by hints of orange and coriander, and that straddles the fence between refreshing and complex. WHITE RASCAL is far lighter in color than even the light-orange ALLAGASH WHITE; a light yellow that you might even call a “white” beer. Similar to Hoegaardan, actually. It’s thin-bodied for sure, and is an easy gulper if you’re not careful. BE careful, because if you’re not you’ll miss a lot of action in this one. Light wheat tastes, some “grassiness”, and that ever-present citrus juju that lingers on the tongue. I totally loved it, and look forward to a face off with that Allagash again soon, as they’re both outstanding. 9.5/10.

2 comments:

Hans said...

Dang it, you found out about it.
This was my secret so far, this beer is indeed amazing. I will have to get some more now from the store we both frequent...

Dale said...

I tried my first Avery this evening and when with the White Rascal (got it in front of me right now)because of this post. I gotta say it's pretty good. To me, it's akin to a Victory Whirlwind or a Celis White...and that's a good place to be.