White Rascal | Avery Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#37,118
Reviews:
784
Ratings:
2,539
pDev:
13.42%
Bros Score:
3.33
 
 
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Ratings: 2,539 |  Reviews: 784
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No fear of spicing here - the beer teeters on the edge of being heavy-handed, but pulls back just a bit to hang on to drinkability. Lemony hazy, with powdery clove aroma. Sweet with yeasty clove and a citric brightness. This is what Blue Moon could be, if Coors knew what they were doing.

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

A solid beer across the board, this little rascal pours a dark hazy yellow with a starting white head of about 3 fingers. The head dissipates to athin layer over a couple of minutes but does its job of lacing the glass. The aroma is classic: lots spice and yeast notes crowd the olafactory network and sing of the wheat. The flavor is a bit less classic with a fairly subdued clove sense and rather nice citrus level that is a bit atypical for the style. Nice feel continues from start to finish with less dryness, but a nice gentle linger. Good drinkability especially in warm weather venues.

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Photo of Winter
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is that of a classic wit. Yeast, wheat, coriander and other spices are all there. Bright and creamy med-bodied mouthfeel. Very clean wheat front combines with a vanilla sweetness. Some mild bitterness exists in the middle with a lemony tang. The finish picks up the wheat flavor again in addition to some yeast. It seems to tie all the flavors and spices together. Excellent drinkability, as this wit goes down very smooth. If there's one knock on it, I wish the spicing was a little more prominent in the flavor profile. Other than that, White Rascal is an easy drinking and refreshing offering.

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Photo of Gusler
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour produces a beclouded lemon yellow color with the head plentiful and the color a brilliant white as this creamy delight evanesces a satiny sheet of lace clings longingly to the sides of the glass. Sweet malt and hints of yeast at the front, coriander and fresh grated orange peel also in this splendiferous nose, start sweet and tart, top is light to moderate in its palate pleasing feel. Finish is stinging in its acidity, the hops spicy and pleasing but not overstated, very dry aftertaste and another “winner” from this most magnificent brewery.

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Photo of maxpower
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy and hazy light golden-yellow color, spicy and earthy citrus aromas, decent white frothy head that sticks to the sides of the glass.Wheat with peppery and spicy yeast flavors, crisp carbonated mouthfeel, finishes clean and dry, great for the style, very refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of jcalabre
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this baby up while on a business trip in Colorado.
In my humble opinion, this is an Excellent example of a Belgian Wit. I really enjoyed it. If you like this style, seek out this beer. It was originally introduced as a summer seasonal, but when I visited Avery's brewery, they told me that it would be year round.

It's a hazy yellow color with a small white head. It has the crispness that you expect from a white.
Great job.

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Photo of kbub6f
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head is small. It's also white and foamy. The bright yellow/gold beer is slightly hazy. Minimal spots of lacing. Gorgeous nose: buttery, grainy, nutty, fresh, flowery, creamy. The front is a simple combination of fruit, butter, pepper, coriander, and orange/citrus. The middle is tangy, fruity. A nice, dry, buttery, peppery finish. Surprisingly bitter. This is good. The butter gives this a slight edge in my book over some others. But I think the coriander is just a little overstated. Delicious.

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Photo of Morris729
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden straw color with a good-sized bright white head that has a surprisingly long retention. Nose is coriander and orange zest with a bit of sweet malted wheat. Taste picks up right where the aroma left off with some initial sweetness of wheat and barley followed by some spicy notes (mostly coriander) leading to a finish of some acidic orange citrus and semi-spicy hops. Light, crisp, and refreshing. A great brew for the summer. I could easily drink several more of these, and thankfully, there’re five more in the fridge.

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Photo of RxforBeer
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was recommended when I was in search of GLBC Holy Moses. This was a good substitute and sample of the Belgian-style wit beer. It is lightly carbonated and light-bodied. It has nice spicy notes and some hop to its flavor. A bit of a spicy aroma also. It is a wonderful seasonal beer that is good on a hot summer day. (although the Holy Moses on tap is better.)

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This isn't a bad Wit. Pours a light gold color with a medium thin white head. Thin lacing. The aroma is nicely hopped with some citrus and spice thrown in as well. Light and crisp with flavors of citrus, clove, hops and other spices. The finish is somewhat wheaty and spicy. Overall a refreshing and crisp (if a little mundane) Wit.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Original review 8/10/03, re-reviewed 8/23/10.

$1.89 for a 12oz bottle. Brewed with 2-row malted barley, Belgian malted wheat, Czech Saaz hops, coriander, Curacao orange peel, and Belgian yeast. Unfiltered. Pours out to a lightly milky delicate straw golden, forming a rocky white head atop small bubbles, good head retention and nice sheets of lace. Carbonation is moderate. Aroma opens with delicate clove, coriander, and a trace of orange. This reminds me very much of Blanche de Chambly with much less carbonation. I'm thinking they used the Unibroue yeast strain. Mouthfeel is spritzy and soft with a watery light body. Taste begins with delicate Saaz hops, followed by a brisk wheat malt body, coriander, clove, carrots, and ending in a smooth, mild bitterness. Lightly floral and semi-bready.

Very easy to drink. A solid wit. Cheaper and just as good as Blanche de Chambly and Hoegaarden. I'm inclined to get it again when I'm in the mood for a spicier witbier.

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Photo of marburg
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid wit that offers the usual array of orange and coriander aromas and flavors. Nose is solid and pushes the same sensations to the palate where some orange peel pushes into something slightly spicy. Hoppy foilage flavor -- dandelions and weeds! -- in the finish. An all-around good wit -- nothing too unexpected though it did seem a bit under-spiced and a tiny, tiny bit fuller bodied than I might think of for a wit.

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Photo of cokes
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Smogged goldenrod with a restrained white fluff.
Typical wit nose of coriander and orange peel. Yeast adds some cracked pepper and white bread.
One thing about wits, in general, the nose seems to mirror the flavor to a higher degree than most other styles. So there aren't many suprises to be had, taste-wise. A pils-like malt up front that is saltine-crackeresque fading gently into unmalted wheat. Orange curacao develops, albeit mildly, and mingles with the somewhat more assertive coriander. Turns breadier midway with pricks of black pepper. The final lap sees this turn additionally tart, with a mellow lemon sorbet just prior to the drying, grassy Saaz closure. Well hopped, but not out of proportion.
Lightish mouthfeel, yet crisp and easy-flowing.
Not substancially different than any number of other well-made Witbiers, but that is not a bad thing.
A solid rendition and a worthy warm weather whistler wetter.

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Photo of Wildman
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a hazy yellow straw color and formed a bubbly white head with left some circular lace as it subsided. Some carbonation is present. An aroma of hops, citrus and coriander. A taste of hops, citrus and coriander. A rather buttery feel to it, which is different for this style. Not a bad wit.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,539 ratings