White Rascal
Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Ranked #186
Ranked #25,592
3.66 | pDev: 13.39%
May 06, 2023
May 04, 2003
White RascalWhite Rascal
Notes: An authentic Belgian-style white ale, this Rascal is unfiltered and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curaçao orange peel producing a refreshingly zesty classic ale. As our flagship beer and silver medal winner of the Belgian Witbier category at the World Beer Cup 2018, we pay tribute to the history and time-honored tradition of the steadfast Belgian Witbier by brewing White Rascal with the same Belgian ingredients used by 15th century brewers from the village of Hoegaarden. The tales and images of demons are popular in Belgian folklore and we follow suit with our own White Rascal.

Hop Varieties: Sterling

Malt Varieties: Wheat, 2-Row

Yeast Varieties: House Belgian Wit Strain
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
It is hazy golden/orange with a thick white head. The aroma is coriander and orange, yeast. It has a creamy mouthfeel, and the flavor is wheat bread, coriander, some orange, and some yeast.
May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Revisited May 28th, 2023

Bright orange body, hazy; thick, white head, dense and spongy. The smell and taste are rather similar to my original scores, perhaps a touch fresher but not enough to warrant a higher score. The mouthfeel also remains the same.

This is remains a fine beer overall.

Pouring temperature: 43 °F: canning info: 10/26/22 HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAYDEN & NOLAN
Source: local purchase

Original April 20th 2023 scores and ratings: 3.5 4.0 3.75 4.0 3.75; overall: 3.82; rDev: +4.4%

Crystal clear, pale yellow body; very sparse carbonation; fair head, white and loosely sudsy that soon degrades to thin patches floating atop the beer . Faded yet spicy nose; strong coriander; very little sense of orange peel. Dull overall sweetness with some minor zesty spiciness; mild phenolic bitterness. Medium-heavy body; sticky.

Pretty good for an old beer. I will certainly have to try a fresher version. I'm confident my scores will go up accordingly.

Pouring temperature: 51.8 ℉; canning info: 12/01/21 ITS RASCAL TIME
Source: unknown
Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by MadMadMike from Florida

Apr 19, 2023
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Reviewed by James_w from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured out of a can into a tulip glass.

Look - (4) Hazy golden appearance. About a 3/4 inch head. Almost no lacing.

Nose - (3.5) Alcohol up front with citrus a little farther back. Some very quiet sourdough and green apple notes in the background.

Taste - (3.5) The beer had enough carbonation that, at first, I only tasted the soda-water like CO2. As the bubbles died down, a pleasant bitter-orange came to the forefront. It finished with hops bitterness and a citrus zing. Aftertaste was pepper-y and tannic, like a good cup of black tea.

I let it warm for a few minutes and went in for some more sips. The sweetness of the beer really comes forward as it warms and the bitterness of the orange fades. Some new mango, honey, and lemon notes.

Mouthfeel - (3) Seltzer-like carbonation at first. Almost overwhelmed the flavor for me. It would come down to your personal preference on carbonation whether this is a drawback or a selling point!

Overall - (3.5) Not quite as complex as I had hoped (which comes down more to my expectations than the beer itself) but very refreshing! This would be a lovely beer to pair with a summer barbecue.
Mar 28, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by Walnut from Missouri

Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by Taenim from New Jersey

Feb 09, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by Derron from Missouri

Feb 05, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at Arvada pub and grub

On arrival, 1 finger of fine creamy white head was present on top of a hazy golden straw body. Head retention is decent, and after a few minutes settles out as a fine white cap.

Aroma is very bright, and orange aromatics immediately jump out with a light yeasty wheat aroma propping everything up nicely. Coriander is here, but blends very well. Smells very attenuated.

Taste is nicer than the aroma, with a full rich wheat and malt flavor throughout, while maintaining the brightness of everything. Once the initial orangey brightness settles, the coriander transitions from the orange to a malty character seamlessly. With a nice soft but bright flavor.

Feel is full bodied, but nicely attenuated with a dryness that balances the wheat feel well. This is a nice all rounder beer with something for everyone. Easy drinking, but more mouthfeel than most lagers.
Jan 09, 2023
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Comes in a clear straw color--though not quite crystal clear, as there are some fine particles in suspension. However, it remains translucent. Small head. A little lacing.

Smells like banana, pear, green apple, coriander, and hay.

Tastes of green banana, pear, green apple, sweet lemon, ice tea, coriander, crackery malt, and hay.

Medium-light body, well carbonated, crisp, leans slightly sweet but doesn't linger.

A solid American take on witbier. Pretty enjoyable; can't go wrong with it.
Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by QuintusHorace from California

Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Aroma has that wonderful fresh cut grass smell from lighter Belgian ales that I love. Taste is light with some sweetness, touch of banana and touch of black pepper. Really good Witbier
Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz canned 6/22/22. Rascal Time. Served in a bulb glass. Cloudy golden in color with loads of thick white foam. Looks like a good white wheat beer. Aroma has the spicy and citrusy character of gains of paradise and coriander. A great smell for a witbier.

Flavor is on the sweeter side, with spice and zest responsible for more of the flavor than hop bitterness. That makes it flavorful and tasty, but not as dry or clean as I'd like. To my palate there's just way more residual sugar than I expect from malted wheat. But in spite of that, the yeast contributes amazing flavors here.
Aug 22, 2022
Rated: 4 by Ajc2936 from Texas

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 26, 2022
Rated: 3.76 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jul 25, 2022
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from can to glass at Pullman. Really delicious. Not too strong, Belgian touch.
Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by raust from Texas

Jun 22, 2022
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Witbiers are delicious and this one is decent. Would like more orange zest and little better mouth feel but overall and it's a sessionable easy drinking beer. Smell is a bit weak. It's no Allagash White by any means but it's solid.
Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 10/8/21; drank 3/7/22 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big, noisy white head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Wheat, orange peel, fresh flowers & faint clove notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Wheat, orange peel & fresh flower flavors up front; mild clove notes on the finish.

A very pleasant witbier; I'd have another!
Mar 08, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois

Feb 22, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 4.77 by J_Brew_99 from Colorado

Jan 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Murky, Medium orange, with some light golden highlights. Subtle, clove, candied toasted wheat, with a little bright floral, yeasty quality, to the aroma. Clove/coriander, subtly blending with a slightly effervescent, yeasty, off-dry, lightly caramelized toasted grains, with a hint of ripe banana, in support, during the taste. Finishes with a spiced fruit and touch of tang.
Nov 17, 2021
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Reviewed by BiologyBob from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The pour is pale, almost clear with a hint of gold. It has a nice white head that lingers a bit with laces. Getting notes of nothing on the nose. Not much here to rate, drinkable but not notable.
Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Grounder from Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
True to style. All the right parts of wit are there, nothing seems to be missing or out of place. Very nice summer beer. May be, just may be, a bit thin, or may be it's me drinking it out of the season.
Sep 19, 2021
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Wheat beer, clove, and easy drinking, this is now underrated for being widely available.
Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 3.55 by Mustela_Man from California

Jul 23, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by freewill35 from Indiana

Jun 21, 2021
Rated: 3.48 by Myboymi from Kansas

May 21, 2021
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
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
Rated: 3.6 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas

Apr 22, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by KT3418 from Colorado

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 03, 2021
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
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
Rated: 4.67 by MikeDrew from Colorado

Jan 21, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Pchoate3 from Colorado

Jan 21, 2021
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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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