This week, let’s discuss an old Colorado standby from Boulder. Away we go to the land of STRONG BEER TAEKS.
NAME: Avery White Rascal
SOURCE: Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, Colorado; and apparently a bunch of trust fund kids because Boulder.
TYPE: Belgian-Style White Ale
REVIEW: This is probably my wife’s favorite beer, so it is always in our beer fridge. Also, she doesn’t drink beer very often and prefers wine, so I end up drinking 95% of it. I had a few of these last night while I watched about 45 minutes of the NBA Finals.* White (no offense) Rascal is an easy drinking Belgian-style witbier. It’s pretty light and citrusy, has overtones of fruit (banana and orange peel), and a touch of coriander. While I prefer IPAs, this beer is a solid, if not spectacular, wheat beer. Basically, it is what Blue Moon would taste like if you filtered out that trademark MillerCoors ass taste. The ABV is 5.6%, so it is in no way overpowering. The excited tone of this post was inspired by Joe Flacco.
*Alternative title: “Free throws, commercials, and hyperbole.”