Is it strange that every time I walk through the make-up section at CVS, I have an overwhelming urge to steal lipstick or lip balm? I'm 37 years old. I have disposable income. I don't want for anything. And yet I have a very visceral urge to five-finger-discount the latest lip gloss.
Confession time. I stole a lipstick once. It was YEARS ago. I was in high school and snagged a Revlon Colorstay lipstick. I'm pretty sure I wore it once and it screamed, "I'm stolen!" the entire night.
Yeah, I'm a goody-two-shoes dork.
Now onto the less dorky part of my writing. Let's talk about Avery Brewing's White Rascal. It is a Belgian Wheat ale or white ale -- unfiltered with flavors of coriander and Curaçao orange peel producing a refreshingly zesty classic ale per Avery's website. I had this one on draught at TJ's in Paoli.
I thoroughly enjoyed the White Rascal although I tend to really like white ales. It hit all the right tasting notes -- coriander, wheat, citrus zest. There was even a little bit of banana in there. It had a great mouthfeel. It poured an nice, hazy blond with a good head and left just a bit of lacing. I would rate it up there with other favorite white ales, which include Hitachino Nest White Ale, Blanche de Bruxelles, Allagash.
I'm looking forward to day 367 of this adventure so I can start revisiting breweries because there is a long list from Avery that could be among the first. At the head of the pack is Avery's Samaels -- an oak aged ale with an ABV of 15.5%! It's a limited edition release and since that happened back in April...I may be SOL.
Dear Beer Gods,
Please send me a bottle of Samaels. Just one. I won't be greedy.