White Rascal | Avery Brewing Company

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83
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2,490 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
22 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,490
Reviews:
777
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.59%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
463
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,490 |  Reviews: 777
Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

WIth white matter, little head. Mild pleasant spicey odour. Fruit bar like mouthfeel, a bit sour taste along with spices. Not a bad beer but only passable on drinkability. Corriander and lemon band orange peel does not work for me in beer or in herbal tea.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger bright white frothy head on a pale straw/golden murky body with nice contrast between head and body color.

S: lots of sweet lemon custard, a little pepper, wheat, grains.

T: more wheat and sweet lemon. Not very spicy or zesty. finish is watered down. ginger and banana notes throughout.

M: light body and moderate to high carbonation. thin and a little watery in the finish.

Overall: The flavor was a bit of a let down from what is hoped from the taste. Its a little too thin, even for the style. Still very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bier Academy in Canyon Country, CA.

Pours a hazy light orange with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, spices, yeast, and a slightly chalky aroma. Taste is of wheat and yeast with a pretty strong spice profile on the finish. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a decently crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too great.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a nice belgian white, heavy on the flowery yeast notes. pours a cloudy pale straw color with almost no head. smelld like belgian yeast and wheat malt. flavor is yeasty first, with a fruity sort of hop middle, and a crisp belgian finish. feel is nice, but not as bubbly as i want it to be. i dont know, the yeast is the star here, and its down easy, but i like a lot of other avery beers a whole lot more. thats said, its a damn good american belgian wit. no complaints really

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a cloudy yellow color with a foamy white head on top. The retention and lacing were both pretty good. The smell of the beer is citrusy as well as a little peppery. The taste is orangey, some subtle wheat notes come through as well. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied with a decent carbonation. Overall this beer is pretty refreshing. Not the best Wit but still worth trying.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured hazy golden yellow in color with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface that slowly disappeared. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are weak aromas of citrus fruits and spices in the aroma.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is a bit stronger and also has flavors of wheat in addition to the citrus and spices.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a slight amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is rather refreshing, although not quite as thirst quenching as some of the other types of witbiers that are available.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Impressive. Like most Wits, it's pale and cloudy yellow. Big fluffy head with loose bubbles. Laces well. Smells a whispy citrus lemon and grapefruits. Throw in some tartness and spiciness. Tastes modestly sweet with light banannas and papayas. Citusy with ripe lemons, kiwi, and pears. Quite spicy with corriander, curraco, and pepper. Light but firm body is silky smooth and a quite creamy and slick. High carbonation plays on the toung. Light honey or powdered sugar sweetness in the finish along side of tartness and light bittering. No real hop presence. Slight alcohol flavors in the finish helps with the dryness and crispness. Good for the summer season.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz pint at the Glass Half Full Tap Room in Littleton, Colorado, post-Beer Diaries premiere - thanks Drew!

This beer appears a mildly cloudy pale golden yellow hue, with one finger of thinly foamy, yet tightly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some sparsely strewn islet lace around the glass as things slowly abate.

It smells of semi-sweet, bakery-adjacent pale malt, restrained coriander, white pepper, orange citrus rind, and a subtle leafy hoppiness. The taste is more pleasantly sweet bready pale malt, coriander, multicoloured ground pepper, a touch of earthy yeast, and laid back leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is a tad peppy throughout, the body medium-light in weight, and weirdly, deftly smooth, with an understated creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the pale malt, yeast, and zingy spice holding fast.

A decidedly pleasant witbier, bolstered by a certain American sensibility - everything is in the proper Belgian order, but propped up somehow. Totally worthy of another, or further session exploration.

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Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale lemon yellow body with a good head and plenty of lacing

Smell: Got that banana wheat beer nose going along with coriander and orange peel; overwheklmingly perfumey

Taste: The nose follows through to the tongue, as this spicy Belgian wheat comes through with bananas, orange, clove and coriander flavors

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated with a very light body

Drinkability: Pretty darn good for the style, although this is not my thing. Nice and refreshing for a hot day.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of zeff80
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a pale yellow with a two-finger head. It also appeared to be highly carbonated. It did leave nice lacing, too.

S - It smelled of wheat, yeast and clove.

T - It tasted very strongly of clove. The wheat and citrus tastes were a little understated.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - It was very good. A nice representation of the style.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light hazy white/yellow color ale with a big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coriander and orange peel is dominating with light wheat notes. Taste is a mix between some orange peel, coriander and some wheat malt with some notes of fruity ester. Light body with OK carbonation. Not bad but not there with the best from the style.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
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