White Rascal
Avery Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #234
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,737
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 13.35%
Reviews:
801
Ratings:
2,618
From:
Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  75
Gots
  518
SCORE
83
Good
White RascalWhite Rascal
Notes: 22 IBU
Reviews: 801 | Ratings: 2,618 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of CTHomer
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;

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Photo of Ohknows
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

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Photo of scarfacecrowe
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.

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Photo of Joefromgeorgia
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

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Photo of ChrisBeerDrinker94
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.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
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.

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Photo of TargaFlorio
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.

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Photo of yuriyt
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.

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Photo of dd53grif
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.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
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.

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Photo of EMH73
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.

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Photo of chitoryu12
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.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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.

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Photo of BB1313
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.

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Photo of generallee
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.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
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.

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Photo of spectru
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?

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Photo of mmva321
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.

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Photo of BeerLouie
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I’m going to be honest, straight 5s all the way through this is the best beer I’ve ever had, this put all beers to shame. Not too hoppy, the perfect taste. It’s one of those to enjoy on a hot summer day!

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

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass

L: Lightly hazed golden pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. Super lacing.

S: Tart and citrusy... wheat, lemongrass, and coriander.

T/F: Wheat/grain backbone... citrus and spice flavor. Lemon/orange rind, mild spice, and a little bit of yeast/ester thrown in. Well carbonated... light bodied and refreshing. The finish is more citrus and spice mixed with faint banana.

O: One of the better wits I've had. Great take on the style from an awesome brewery.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden slightly opaque look with a white head. Yeasty Belgian scent with some sweetness to the nose. Smooth, pretty well carbonated and crisp with a familiar banana style wit flavor that really pops and a bready wheat finish. Overall, this is a pretty good brew.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this one op tap at The Supply House in NYC...Nice cloudy golden hue with a strong proud head. Yeasty smell and bold wheat flavor with citrus notes - outstanding flavor for a witbier.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, er, cloudy as fits the style. I get a nice mix of coriander and floral notes. Easy drinking, crisp wit. Pleasantly surprised by this one.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

June '17 - on tap. Pours pale cloudy golden yellow with heaps of white sticky foam. Wheat based yeasty nose. Hearty wheat flavor with subtle citrus. Bursts forth at the onset. How a witbier should be made, Fantastic,yes.

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Photo of paulwain
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Note: this is for the 330ml can not the bottle

Look - 4.25 - a little cloudy on the initial pour (good!) with a white/very light yellow body to it. Maybe a slightly thicker head than expected (say 3 fingers on a pour into a 16oz glass). Settles well.
Smell - 4 - Ever so slightly sour smell as typical with a witbier, but very pleasant none the less. Could perhaps do with some citrus hints or another flavor to add some intrigue?
Taste - 4 - Very similar to the smell. A subtle sourness but nothing overpowering, maybe a hint of citrus creeping in that wasn't there in the smell.
Feel - 4.25 - Very smooth on the tongue, and slips down well.

Overall - 4.5 - VERY very drinkable. Goes down well and an empty glass leaves you wanting another one. A good relaxation been in the evening. Would love to see some variations into fruit flavors with this one (an apple version perhaps would work well - although not a true Witbier at that point). Hard to find in this area (found this while looking for a similar witbier from a a San Diego brewery and was recommended this by the craft brew store - well done sir for the recommendation!). Seek this out and enjoy!

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