White Rascal
Avery Brewing Company

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #243
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #41,812
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 13.35%
Reviews:
809
Ratings:
2,637
From:
Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  76
Gots
  520
SCORE
83
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Notes: 22 IBU
Reviews: 809 | Ratings: 2,637 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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DrBeergood from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Straw yellow. Hazy. Glossy.

S: Wheat--Banana+Bubblegum. Coriander. Orange peel.

T: Very much a wheat ale. Like a standard hefeweizen with a bitter finish instead of a savory one. Contains spices, but it's not particularly spicy or anything. An Ayinger Brauweisse is spicier.

F: Nothing remarkable.

O: It doesn't stand out. That could be good or bad. I'm pretty sure the branding and labeling are the most compelling reasons to have it. Maybe the brewery just wanted an in-house Blue Moon?

May 15, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

2.9/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl. oz. bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV not mentioned on the label. Hazy straw coloured beer, big to low white head. Typical witbier aroma of coriander and Curacao orange peel, also notes of cloves. The flavour has moderate notes of coriander and cloves, but the usual witbier citric notes are not coming through as strongly as desired. Bland finish.

Apr 23, 2021
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defunksta from North Dakota

4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly clouded (35%) light golden color with a large white head. SRM of 7-8. (3.75)

Aroma: Strong aromas of white citrus, wheat, coriander, and Belgians spices. Hints of clove. Some more white lemon citrus and white grape lingers. (4.25)

Flavor: The flavor follows here with more white white wheat, white lemon citrus, coriander, and Belgian spice. Finishes with a lemon citrus flavor. Clean and citrusy with a moderate amount of yeast. (4.25)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Strong carbonation. Finishes clean due to the yeast and citrus. Well-balanced. (4.25)

Compared to Bells Brewery White Winter 1/22/21: Pours a similar color with slightly more haze. More citrus/lemon, white wheat aromas/flavors.

Overall: This is a fantastic Belgian-style witbier from Avery out of Coloardo. It has fantastic white wheat, white citrus, and Belgian spice flavors. Nice yeast and citrus pick this beer up and give it a balanced, clean inish. This flavor would make a fantastic soap, candle, cookie, and a beer too. Damn this is a good Witbier. (Final Rating: 4.27)
*If found again, compare to the best witbier*

Jan 22, 2021
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a hazy straw yellow gold body with excited, billowing frothy chalk white head with low retention that leaves strews of sticky lacing as it settles to a rocky halo before fading nearly completely

spice: barley, coriander, orange peel, slight clove. Belgian yeasty funk blends well with barley and wet citrus wheat. faint grass hop in the background bitters well with fruit peel.

taste follows the nose, with a lush citrus sweetness leaning in first, followed by spice and funk notes, ending with faint hop

high carbonation, light body. smooth, wet, finishing dry.

overall:
fancy Blue Moon/Shock Top with a nice minorly complex flavor profile that leans into its Belgian inspirations. nothing wildly special but certainly wildly enjoyable.

Jan 07, 2021
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VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight orange peel and coriander hints
The taste follows the nose with coriander and orange peel flavors
A light bodied decently carbonated beer
A decent Witbier

Oct 10, 2020
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DrunkenClam from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like it because I can't detect the coriander. I like coriander/celantro in Mexican food, but in beer, I don't want to detect it. I know some people are genetically programmed to taste coriander as a soap taste.
Good beer for a hot summer day, in my price range, and much better than Blue Moon or Shock Top.

Jul 02, 2020
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OK_Denise from Oklahoma

3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I can't say this is a bad Witbier, but it is nothing super special. It has the usual flavors and textures but the finish is bit high and I can't say that I would choose this over over similar beers. It is a good beer, but I cannot say it is more than that. As always, I recommend you try this bier yourself and see how it meets your tastes.

Jun 29, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy; pale gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: coriander with orange;

T: coriander with orange; the orange comes out a bit more at the end; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: the flavor seemed a little dull;

Apr 26, 2020
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Ohknows from Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little light for for my liking. This beer is smooth, sweet and a little spicy. Over all, yes, I’ll look for this beer and definitely drink it again

Feb 23, 2020
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scarfacecrowe from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Poured a hazy egg yoke yellow with a fluffy white head.
Smell: Banana, clove and yeast, pretty standard for this type of beer.
Taste: Banana, clove, butterscotch, saltine, cinnamon. Very clean, no funky aftertaste.
mouthfeel: Somewhat creamy, but light.
Overall this is a pretty good brew that gets better as it warms.

Feb 08, 2020
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Joefromgeorgia from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer, when my local liquor store stopped stocking it I cried. Dacula Georgia will not be the same without it, Even if I was the only one that bought it because the masses are ignorant. It's brilliant it's like a blue moon married a Shock Top. Fantastic

Jun 26, 2019
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ChrisBeerDrinker94 from Colorado

4.62/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Like the bottle says, smells like orange peel and coriander. Tastes particularly smooth with a nice heat at the end. Up front tastes like coriander finished with Malts. Not much hops to this beer but my favorite white ale by far.

Jun 09, 2019
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark yellow color with a big white head that left a lot of lace.
Not much aroma, spice and citrus.
Not that much taste, either. A hint of coriander and orange.
Light-bodied.

Apr 17, 2019
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TargaFlorio from Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a pretty decent fluffy white head. Some spice on the nose. Getting the coriander taste but the mix of flavors feels a little artificial. This beer definitely takes me back to my early days of trying European Wits before the American Craft Beer boom. Perhaps a reminder of how much things have changed these days.

Feb 15, 2019
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yuriyt from New York

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into glass from bottle, making sure to get the sediment out. A bit more color than expected for a wit... almost a light orange, cloudy from the yeast. Coriander comes through in aroma. Noticeable spice in the flavor with a faint clove note. Medium body. Not too sweet in the finish.

Jan 23, 2019
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aromas of citrus and spice. Taste is a hint of citrus. Flavor is not overpowering. Thin mouth feel.

Jan 04, 2019
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A wit with a kick. I had this one on tap and it was smooth, thick and refreshing. A bit on the heavier side for this style of beer then what I am used to.

Dec 24, 2018
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EMH73 from New York

3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light golden color with a very well retained white head that left excellent lacing. Smells of citrus fruits, wheat and spices. Tastes of banana, orange, lemon, wheat, malts, spices (some clove) and yeast. Light bodied, well carbonated, easy to drink but not a very good example of the style.

Oct 21, 2018
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Opaque, very hazy gold. Virtually no head.

Smell: Light citrus, faint hops, wheat malt.

Taste: Bready malt and orange peel.

Mouthfeel: Thin, highly carbonated.

Overall: A very average beer.

Oct 18, 2018
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Hazy, bright golden color. Fluffy white head that faded quickly and left good lacing.

S---Banana & spices. Coriander & maybe a bit of clove. Lemon/citrus is noticeable, also. Some strong orange as it warms.

T---Weaker than the smell and I'm a bit disappointed by that. Banana is the dominant taste. Second is a yeasty/bready malt flavor. Lemon is minimal and the spices seem to have disappeared.

F---Light & refreshing feel. Well carbonated.

O---I'd say that this one is both a quality Belgian Wit and also a bit of a letdown. Seems like a no brainer to knock back a few on a warm/hot day.

Oct 01, 2018
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 6/22/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy dark yellowish golden; big chunky eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of wheat and citrus. Some banana and bubblegum. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. Some lemon and orange along with some more banana and bubblegum. Some spices. Wheat and malts do their thing. Some grains. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid witbier. It's more or less what you would expect from the style. Not bad at all.

Aug 28, 2018
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generallee from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It has a bright white head on top of pale and hazy golden body. The head fades to thin layer of slick foam that only makes a little slick lacing. The aroma is somewhere between a Belgian White and a German Hefeweizen. I get notes of banana and clove as Band-Aid like estery yeast. The flavor is the same as the aroma with a dry mellow hop finish.

Aug 23, 2018
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Brian_L-2056 from West Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with little to no head and slight carbonation. Smell is typical for the style. The taste is mild, with hints of banana. The feel is still fairly light as well. Not the best Hefe out there but worth a try.

Aug 10, 2018
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spectru from Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, very pale straw colored with a white head, dissipates; Lovely ale aroma; Mild citrusy flavor with a surprising sweetness in the first drink. Mild tanginess with moderate carbonation. A pleasant drinkable beer. Good with a meal.

Second time: I had forgotten having this beer before. The aroma and taste were lessened the second time around, the aroma is rather subdued, and the taste also, the first impression being one of blandness. I reduced my rating. Is it the beer? or is it me?

Third time: Not so bad. a pleasant beer. My first impression reinforces my first reviews. Then it finishes blandly, reaffirming my second review. Same question. Is it the beer? or is it me?

Jun 24, 2018
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mmva321 from Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Cloudy, murky, yellow body with just a hint of orange. Lots of frothy white head that leaves a bunch of lacing along the side, and more carbonation than I know what to do with.

S: I get spice, citrus, coriander and wheat. The wheat and spice are the most notable. Not extremely well-balanced, but wild for better and for worse.

T: I get loads of wheat, spice and coriander with just a little fruit kick, just because there wasn't enough kick in this beer. Not subtle or well-balanced, just delicious and a fun beer to drink.

F: I love how rich the beer is. I wouldn't call it creamy, but there's definitely a heft here that helps round out a beer that may otherwise have its eccentricities take over. Lots of carbonation make the beer very active on the tongue. Leaves a refreshing bitterness on the tongue after the drink.

O: Yea, I like it quite a bit. More interesting than many other witbiers and its richness is very in tune with my personal preferences. One of the better summer beers for me.

Jun 10, 2018
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