Monday, March 23, 2009

White Rascal Belgian-Style Wheat Ale

The stock market was up almost 500 points today, my kid did his homework already and dinner is already made. Pretty sweet.

I picked up this bottle of beer because I've heard some good things about its brewer, Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colorado. Again, suggestions welcome. I will find a way to get the beers you recommend for me.

The bottle has a cool label and a nice description of what I'm about to taste. I really hope it's that good. There is some weird mythological creature holding a pint on the label too. Maybe one of you can tell me what that is. Is it a rascal? I always thought rascals were Little Rascals or those scooters, but maybe this is one too.

One other comment about the label. At the bottom, seemingly for no reason, it says "YEAH, IT IS!" So I typed that into best friend Google and without scrolling through 10 pages, I didn't find the meaning of it with relation to this beer. However, I did find out from the Jewish Atheist in the third-ranking result that "Yeah. It is a recession." And in the fourth-ranking result "Yeah, It Is Rocket Science" from the Daily Pundit.

Aroma is orange and spicy, a little bit of wheat. The taste is nice. Lots of orange and lemon citrus flavors and you can definitely taste a host of spices that they brewed with this beer--cinnamon, coriander, maybe some peppery flavors. This White Rascal also has a very pleasant and lasting aftertaste. Light and refreshing, but I'd also say mainly forgettable. To make a comparison, this beer is much better than the Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale I had yesterday, and the main reasons are better flavors throughout the experience, great spiciness, and flavors that last longer than 1 second after a sip.

Overall, a very nice beer. Go for it.

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Anonymous said...

I believe that they are referring to the yeast from being unfiltered. Is that yeast on the bottom? "YEAH, IT IS!"

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Thanks. That makes sense.

jyanich said...

The rascal on the label is from an old French ad for quinine fortified aperitif...Maurin.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Maurin. Thanks for the input. You know how I like my quinine? Well, I probably shouldn't tell...