Island Rascal
Avery Brewing Company

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From:
Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #17
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,513
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 10.72%
Ratings:
1,171
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 26, 2022
Added:
Oct 24, 2010
Wants:
  64
Gots:
  284
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Island RascalIsland Rascal
Notes: Belgian Wit brewed with Passion Fruit

The same gold medal winning recipe as its predecessor, Liliko'i Kepolo. adding tropical island flair to a traditional witbier and erupting with monumental passion fruit aroma and acidity.
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3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 22, 2022
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3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by KTCamm from New Jersey

7/4/21...pours pale blackfish flat gold. Heavy white foam. Heavy fruited nose. Some orange too. Fruit forward flavor. Slight funk. Orange citrus pokes through/. Tart. Quite nice.

Dec 31, 2021
 
4.18 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Nov 09, 2021
 
3.5 by sbuck from New Mexico on Oct 14, 2021
 
3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 15, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Hazy almost straw yellow, foamy, glossy.

S: Smells good. Plenty of wheat and yeast. A little bit of fruity juice, peel, and spice to help it along.

T: I like the strain of yeast they used. It's less on the banana and no noticeable bubblegum is how I can tell. It's definitely passionfruity. The juice hits my palate, followed by orange peel, followed by a savory wheat finish colored with coriander.

F: It has a juicy mouthfeel, probably from an actual fruit. It's rather dry on the finish, especially for wheat, a bit tart from the various adjuncts--So juicy and tart would be a good way to describe it--It invites you back for another sip. The ABV is rather high for how light it feels.

O: I don't want to be unfair to this beer. I'm not a fan of adjuncts from the start. I will at least take time to note the difference between adjunct and artificial. There do not seem to be artificial ingredients present. It's plenty fine.

Jun 30, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Viaduck from California

Poured from a tap on a beer wall. Very heady, I/2 glass of foam with with a lemonade colored, hazy body. Very nice aroma/ malted wheat, bananas & tropical fruit. Mildly sour with a hint of bitterness. Very nice flavor: malted wheat, yeast, bananas, passion fruit & lemon. plenty of carbonation. Refreshing & thirst quenching. Excellent.

Jun 11, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by hbeimers from Illinois

Quite refreshing on this very hot day! It seems like it's definitely meant to drink cold. An interesting combination of wit and sour styles. The sourness overpowers some of the clove flavors I like in a witbier, but it's good for what it does!

Jun 09, 2021
 
3.72 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois on Jun 06, 2021
 
3.94 by travelguy from Ohio on Jun 02, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Peach63 from New York

Pours a hazy orange with a 1 inch white head, which slowly fades. Light lacing.

Aroma of sour fruit, orange, banana.

Taste is sour fruit, Belgian yeast, wheat, spice, orange zest.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Dry, tangy finish.

This seems more like a sour than a Belgian style ale.

Jun 01, 2021
 
3.85 by kds2437 from Texas on May 29, 2021
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2.25/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml can, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.4%. Cloudy straw colour, moderate to low white head. Strong but not particularly nice aroma of passionfruit and citrus, sourish, hints of coriander. Medium sour flavour, passionfruit and citrus again, minimal coriander, no noticeable hops. Not my cup of tea.

Apr 23, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by KT3418 from Colorado

The passion fruit was genius, so crisp and refreshing, I definitely prefer this to White Rascal although the tastes are different enough to have a specific craving for either

Mar 18, 2021
 
4 by Pchoate3 from Colorado on Jan 21, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Pours a really nice light yellow color with white lacing. The aroma really stands out with a bright citrus and clove. The taste is zesty and tart, with citrus and clove. Quite light and refreshing and easy drinking. Overall better than I was expecting.

Dec 28, 2020
 
3.96 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Dec 21, 2020
 
2.25 by starfighterltd from Oklahoma on Oct 08, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a light hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has orange peel, coriander and passion fruit hints
The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced coriander, orange peel and passion fruit flavor
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A good Witbier

Oct 04, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

super hazy bright yellow body pours with a white bubbly head with low retention that leaves a lot of patchy lacing as it goes

smells tropical fruit, yeast and wheat malt, cracked spices (coriander)

tastes of passionfruit tropic, sweet off-caramel malt, interesting cracked spice, and plenty of yeasty pleasant funk - but not that* funky. more straight fruit and wheat with a side of orange peel honestly.

medium carbonation, medium-to-light body; lush and smooth but bright and a slightly earthy dry finish

overall:
delicious. easy. smooth. full of lush fruit and a bit of funk. 10/10 would do again

Sep 02, 2020
 
4.16 by odenbr12 from New Jersey on Aug 30, 2020
 
4.25 by funku2 from Colorado on Aug 15, 2020
 
3.9 by dubnation from Kansas on Jul 16, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ohknows from Nevada

Not to sour, tart, justt light enough for me.

I dint pour the beer.. drank it from the can and I could smell the fruit.

Jun 28, 2020
 
2 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 18, 2020
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4.95/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by JasonQKing from Texas

The extra mile; pleasant surprise!

Pours into a tropically beautiful pineapple yellow. Looks delicious, smell is on another level.

The smell is very fruity and Belgian white. Very clean and not too sweet. Magic.

Tastes absolutely amazing. Strangely seemingly fizzy as if carbonated. The sweet passionfruit with the Belgian white is one of the best brews of belgian I've ever had maybe. Not too sweet but also fairly low abv which is fine.

I would definitely pick up this brew when I see it again! Great job! One of my all-time fav brews despite the low abv.

May 25, 2020
 
3.65 by Saylor from Pennsylvania on Mar 04, 2020
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

About average carbonation, body is about average also
Aroma is passionfruit, citrus,wheat,fruit juice
Taste was definitely passionfruit upfront. Mildly sweet but oddly had a earthy dryness as well
This was something different that I found enjoyable and wouldn't mind trying again

Feb 13, 2020
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3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by jwp777 from Oklahoma

Poured from a can dated 9/19/19, tasted on 1/25/2020.

Pours a hazy, dark orange juice color. Head was thin and disappeared rapidly. Sort of unimpressive.

Aroma is okay. Lots of citrus (orange, passionfruit, etc), some wheat.

Taste follows the aroma, but for some reason I like the taste more than the smell.

Feel is crisp, fairly clean, and a dry, tart finish. Not much of an aftertaste.

Overall, I guess I was expecting more based on the scores. This may just not be my type of beer but if someone handed me one I would not turn it down.

Jan 25, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is very bready and grainy with tons of clove and coriander. Along with these aromas comes some yeast and a little bit of orange and apricot sweetness.
Taste – The taste begins with a tart green apple flavor mixed with a bready taste. Along with these flavors are some fruit flavors of a citrus nature and a little bit of a tropical fruit of pineapple and mango. As the taste moves forward some grass and yeasty tastes join the flavor profile as well as a little bit of clove and coriander that were detected in the nose. With a large increase in the spice and some sour lemon tastes, one is left with a tart but very pleasant taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is average in nature. For the mix of tart, spice and bready malt the feel nicely blends all the flavors all while keeping the brew rather refreshing in nature.
Overall- A rather tasty brew overall. Being a Belgium white ale, I wasn’t expecting something as tart, and it initially caught me off guard. After a few sips however I ended up growing rather fond of the brew. A fun one to try for sure.

Jan 25, 2020
 
4 by BEER88 from Washington on Jan 21, 2020
 
3.64 by MGibbons from Maryland on Jan 17, 2020
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3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

Cider-like

Jan 01, 2020
 
3.75 by Try-em-all from Missouri on Dec 09, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MNAle from Minnesota

Moderately tropical fruit aroma, others say passion fruit, so, OK, it's passion fruit. Picking up the wheat fairly strongly.

Tall, white fluffy head over a hazy dark orange body, but not so hazy you can't see the ample carbonation bubbles rising. The head recedes very quickly, leaving virtually no lacing; just a slight wall above the ring and cap at the end.

Taste is tart passion fruit. Not enough to be called sour, just a little tart. The wheat is present in the taste, but definitely subservient to the tart fruit (IOW, not as present as the aroma suggested). No bitterness at all (as expected with a 10 IBU rating), with the tartness providing the counter to any sweetness present.

Body is tingly and thin.

Finish is tart, dry, and brief. Hardly any aftertaste; just a memory of the tartness on the tongue and in the mouth. I'm disappointed in this finish. It kind of just goes away, leaving indistinct tartness in its wake.

Given the ratings, I was expecting more I guess.

Aug 25, 2019
 
4.41 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Aug 24, 2019
 
4.1 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Jul 14, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a hazy orange color with a large foamy head. Great retention and lacing.
Aromas of passionfruit, bubblegum, citrus peel and spices. The malt aroma, wheaty and bready, emits a cake like sugary sweetness.
The taste integrates the softness and sweetness of the wheat with the light tartness of passionfruit and citrus. Light spices interact well with the other flavors. The finish is dry with some tartness.
Light to medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. The gentle to moderate carbonation combines well with the smoothness of the mouthfeel.
A good example of Witbier with some nice adjunct flavors, particularly the passion fruit.

Jun 25, 2019
 
4.21 by davidsonte2 from Washington on Jun 03, 2019
Island Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1171 ratings