White Rascal | Avery Brewing Company

White RascalWhite Rascal
BA SCORE
3.65/5
2,504 Ratings
White RascalWhite Rascal
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
Ranking:
#33,943
Reviews:
781
Ratings:
2,504
pDev:
13.7%
Bros Score:
3.33
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
471
Trade:
1
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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +16.2%
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 KDJ318
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Phineasco
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wit123
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong spice with this one, going the standard Wit route. Great finish.

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Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KTCamm
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
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 +13.4%
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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Photo of BarleyAndBrett
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antman27
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ahentz
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of B_B
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 8BaconBits
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UltimateJack01
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy bright yellow with minimal head. Nose is fairly weak consisting of banana and pepper. Taste of classic Belgian yeast, light pepper, banana and bubble gum. All sort of muttled tho. Mouthfeel is a bit soupy and wet, kind of a mess on mouthfeel to be honest. It was nothing special

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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rufus1
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours palle straw yellow with very small white head. Lacing is good and lasts. Very hazy. Nearly opaque. Very mild on the nose with nothing leading the way. Taste is banana and bubblegum. Some say it is innate to the style but I think not. A definite turn off for me. Thin watery on the palate with some crispness. The bubblegum is off the scale. Nice try but a poor example of the style.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Full cloudy body, mostly yellow, but with orange highlights, and a thin white head and tight line lacing.

S - Typical funky wheat nose, with a bit of bubble gum and banana.

T - Open is slightly sour, the bread notes come through quickly, with highlights of sugar and bananas, then a more sour note down the middle and through the close. A hint of cracker lingers, generating a long fade.

M - Brisk open, a bit sticky in the middle which fades but continues through the long close.

O - Decent but not anything extraordinary. A strong bread and cracker note, a bit of spice and yeast ester, and you have a pleasant but not particularly insightful witbier.

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Photo of kkarimi
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaltofOH
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Four day old growler, filled from the bottom, capped on foam. Bell's wheat beer glass.

A: hazy gold with one finger white head that fades to a thin cap pretty quickly. Loads of carbonation streaming up. Very nice lacing. Very pretty beer to look at.

S: it's straight out of the fridge, so I'm not getting much. Muted wheaty aroma; some faint citrus. Not getting the spice and fruit this is supposed to be famous for. After it warms up, it is a totally different animal. Lots of yeasty and phenolic goodness, with coriander peeking out here and there, and a bold but vague sweet tartness in the background.

T: arrives light, crisp, and clean; much cleaner on the initial arrival than some witbiers I've had before; then transitions into the more familiar wheaty flavor, followed by a punch of citrus peel; not overwhelming, but for a light style, it is noticeable. That citrus transitions to a slightly funky note, which leads into a funky and grassy finish. Could be my growler wasn't "beer clean." That weird funky flavor lingers; not truly a phenolic taste; only slightly; really it is more yeasty than anything. I have crushed some coriander and smelled it, and the funky lingering taste is very similar. Perhaps that is intentional.

M: light, crisp and refreshing. Not as slick as some witbiers I've had; really crisp with loads of tiny bubble carbonation.

O: a light, crisp and refreshing witbier, possibly the crispest and cleanest I've had. It didn't deliver on the citrus or spice I expected; it was kind of tame. Except that 5.6 for a witbier strikes me as high, and that was completely hidden. The discordant funky note on the end I chalk up to a not totally clean growler. I'll have to revisit it canned sometime. Still like it better than most Hefeweizens.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,504 ratings
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