In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Avery Brewery. This beer is their flagship, which is White Rascal Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Mountain area craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Avery Brewery. Let us get into this white ale.
It has a light yellow to strew white color with a white constant head. The smell has a lemon to citrus notes. The taste has a citrus to lemon refreshing notes with lemon like aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.
In the end, I am not a fan of white and wheat beers. I do not know why I keep trying these beers. I guess I am hoping that I will like them. I did like them back in the day when I started in the craft beer world. I guess it is the side of me that loves trying beers that I never had and new ones. This beer falls in the beer that I never had. This one is not too bad. If I need something light during the summer days, I will pick this one up. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to sample another brew from Cigar City Brewing. It is their Florida Cracker Belgian Style White Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their IPA, you know the history of this southern craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Florida craft brewery. Let us get into this white ale.
It has a yellow to a slightly white tone with a white constant head to the beer. The aroma has a yeast to wheat with coriander to lemon notes. The taste has a smooth easy drinking sweet lemon coriander notes with wheat to yeast like refreshing aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
The Cracker Cowboys of Florida were colonial-era settlers, often of Scots-Irish descent, who arrived in Florida when Spain traded their territory of La Florida to the English. The term Cracker in Florida usage relates to the whip these “cow hunters” used to herd cattle in Florida’s Palmetto Prairies. Called Quáqueros by the Spanish, these hardy and hard working Cracker Cowboys helped to shape the history of Florida, the nation’s oldest cattle raising state. We brew Florida Cracker White ale with unmalted wheat, orange peel and coriander and then ferment it with a French Saison yeast strain to give it a spicy and dry finish. Perfect for a warm day on the Palmetto Prairie.
In the end, I love trying beers that I never had or I cannot get in my market. White ales are not my type of beer style but I have to say that Cigar City did a great job on this beer. There is a nice balance in this beer. It is pretty refreshing and a perfect beer to enjoy in the summer time. I enjoyed the few cans that my friend Mike brought back for me. Thanks!! I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Samuel Adams Brewery. It is their White Christmas. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this east coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Boston Beer Company. Let us get into this White Ale.
It has a cloudy golden color with a white head color. It disappears over time. The aroma has a yeasty, corridor, to a lemon notes. The taste has a wheat to corridor notes. The aftertaste has a dry cinnamon, nutmeg, and hints of orange to lemon notes finish. It is pretty drinkable winter beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
As crisp as the first snowfall of the year, this unfiltered white ale is blended with holiday spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel. The familiar citrus and wheat characters of the ale are complemented by the warmth of the spices for a festive brew that’s perfect for the season.
Closing, I am not a fan of Samuel Adams or the Boston Beer Company. I give them a ton of credit to be one of the pioneers of the craft beer world. Now days, they are looked as one of the big beer companies. They are now known as one of the big three. Jim Koch does not like to hear this but he is in that group. Most of his beers are starting to be viewed like that too. The kids today are looking at his beers like their Dad or Grandfather’s beer. They are still pushing the limits but not as much as they did back in the 1980’s. This brew is something a little special that they have been putting out in the last few years. I am not a fan of but I can see people liking it. There is a ton of spices going on this brew. There is a nice light body but yet some complex notes. I am not a fan of this beer style and beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this winter beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Michigan brewery known as Bell’s. The beer is their winter seasonal which is called Bell’s Winter White Ale. If you read my earlier blog on their Pale Ale, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer post. Let us get into the beer.
This Winter White Ale from Bell’s is part of the 12 Beers of Christmas at Countryside. It has a hazel straw like color without a head on this winter seasonal. There is a yeasty to wheaty smell with a little corridor smell to it. The taste is yeasty and species with a dry slight lemon aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable for the beer style.
Taking its cues from Belgian-style white ales, Bell’s Winter White Ale offers a lighter yet abundantly flavorful alternative to the traditional heavy winter warmers. Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley & wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance, Bell’s Winter White Ale is a beer for embracing winter.
Closing, I do not know why craft breweries put out White, Wheat, etc in the middle of the winter. It is different then the rest of the craft breweries. I am not saying this is a bad brew. I am not a fan of it but they did a great job on it. I always see this beer in my market in the middle of the summer. The distributor does a really bad job with this brewery’s beer. This brewery will sell more of this liquid in the spring and summer. I recommend this beer, if you are a fan of white, wheats, and hefeweizen. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this blog, we are going to get into another beer from Roscoe’s Hop House, which is called Belgian White. Please, go back and read for the small and lack of information on this brewery in my blog on their Pale Ale. Let us get into the beer.
This beer is a Belgian Style White. Why is it clear? It is clear golden color without a head. It has a heavy coriander smell to the beer. This beer taste like Blue Moon and has that American Belgian Style White Ale taste on it. This beer could fool a lot of beer drinkers because it looks like a pilsner in the glass.
Here is a descripation from the beer bottle:
Harkening back to old world brewing styles, Roscoe’s Hop House uses the highest quality malts and hops to bring forth highly complex flavors of citrus, coriander and subtle spice. With a nod to the past, this nicely balanced unfiltered ale has a uniquely crisp taste and exceptionally smooth finish.
In closing, the problem I have with this beer is simple. It does not look like a Belgian White Ale. They claim that is unfiltered but it is very clear and looks like a pilsner. If you are at a party, this beer could fool a few beer drinkers. It has the taste and smell of a Belgian White Ale. I am not a fan of an of these beer styles, which are whites, wheat, and hefweizen. I have tryed several of these beers I have to say this one is not that good. The only thing this beer has going for it. It is at a very low price then the rest of the craft beers in the store. I would not make a special trip to hunt this beer down. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/