White Rascal | Avery Brewing Company

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83
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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
Ratings:
2,462
Reviews:
769
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.59%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
441
For Trade:
1
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Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich light amber in color with a good amount of cloudiness to it as well. A nice sized head of around two inches in height rose up immediatly but then settled down to about a half an inch and stayed that way until the very end. Some light side glass lacing on this one as well.

The aroma was full of grain and slight spices. Some small fruit notes, pears mainly, with a touch of apple. But this hay like spice kept everything going. Rich notes of grass and hay opened it up, and melded seemlessly into a pear driven fruity yeast body. Very intresting and quite complex, but then the smack of the spice hit you and it was all over. Really intense here as the almost pepper like notes bounced all over the tongue and really just put on a great show. Smooth as silk, the letdown in the finish was that it was just a tad thin and flat and that really seemed to just let it fade away all too quickly.

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Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

White Rascal is a hazy yellow with a tall, fluufy head. Retention is good. Aroma is of orange zest and sweet grain, with a little spice thrown in as well. A sip starts out with a big burst of orange zest, which actually reminds me more of tangerine, and spices. A bit of yeast flavor weaves in and out of a taste. An underlying sweet malt and wheat body provides excellent balance. Drinkability is through the roof. There is a lot of flavor here, nicely balanced and layered, this is probably my favorite witbier. Highly recommended.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.86/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: The pour is a hazy pale golden color with a nice white head to go with it.

S: The coriander and orange peel notes of your traditional witbier are here, which is nice. However, the pitfalls of so many brewpub wheat beers are here as well: lemons and sour wheat. Maybe a little bit of corn, too.

T: The flavor is fairly light, somewhat watery, but very similar to the nose. The spice note is more pronounced than on the aroma, but the slight tartness is there again.

M: The body is light and a bit watery, but at least the carbonation is nice and lively.

D: This is not what I look for in a witbier. Too much like a crappy brewpub "hefeweizen" and just watery.

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Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of woodychandler
4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I feel rather rascal-ish right about now, having righted The CANQuest (TM) ship after an extended foray into Bottle Land. I scored a buncha CANs at Pinocchio's in Media following the annual fest at Iron Hill, then I received some more from Onenote81, so it behooves me to get Crackin' & Gluggin'!

From the CAN: "Deviously Delicious"; "Belgian-Style White Ale"; "Ale Brewed With Spices"; "A truly authentic Belgian-style white ale, this rascal is unfiltered (yep, that's yeast on the bottom!) and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel producing a refreshingly zesty classic ale."; "Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, hops, coriander, Curacao orange peel and Belgian yeast."

First CANundrum - how to agitate the yeast into suspension. I went with a combination of rolling the CAN back and forth on the counter, followed by a hand-held back and forth inversion ala a paint mixer. The Crack did not release a gusher, but I was ready if it had. I repeatedly interrupted the Glug to CANtinue to agitate the yeast into suspension. I was met with a finger of very rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention as a result. Color was a cloudy, hazy lemon-yellow, like fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and even some floaties for good measure. Nose was redolent with spices, the coriander just reaching up to tweak my nose, followed by the zest of the orange peel, then the mustiness of the yeast. I recently polished off some Blue Moon in a CAN that had been hanging around, but this beer puts that one to shame! Mouthfeel was a tad thin, but the riotous taste of the spice, the citrus and the yeast was memorable. I am still not a big fan of the style, but I know a good one when I taste it. Finish was dry and refreshing. I'd put some in the cooler as long as people agree not to put fruit in it!

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of ZEB89
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a mini snifter.

Appearance - Slight haze to a yellow body. Some lacing. Good retention. Thin foam on the surface.

Smell - Lots of spice. Clove and such. Some wheat and a touch of citrus. Like lemongrass.

Taste - Some Belgian character comes through. Wheat. Citrusy. Spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very drinkable, but thin. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Wits aren't my thing, but this had enough interesting flavors to keep me... well, interested.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a clouded apricot golden orange hue with haziness galore, I'd call this unfiltered. Fine intricate lacing left as the bright white head dwindles. Aroma has orange peel citrus fruit, clove, with hints of coriander and even a touch of tropical fruit this is very nice witbier. Flavor spiced with citrus peel, coriander, hints of clove, with a refreshing yeast spiciness, more tropical fruits hints of chammomile. Mouthfeel is light bodied sturdy effervescent carbonation carries the beer pretty well. Drinkability was effortless the right type of beer to drain for sure, enjoyable and approachable to all. I'm surprised I've nevere reviewed this beer, it's one that I've tasted multiple times over the years.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale yellow with good head and great lacing, smells very loud.. if that makes any sense.. all sorts of herbal and spice notes with citrus and grass, not exactly something i loved but it sure was interesting. Taste was funky and there was a lot going on, funky on the tongue.

Overall this was an okay beer

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Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark, hazy yellow with a short, white head that has little retention

S - lemon, yeast, faint coriander, faint white grapes

T - wheat, faint yeast, faint white grapes, very faint spices

M - light bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is an OK beer. I would like more of the wheat and promised orange peel to come through. The malt and yeast give off a heavy white grape note similar to a scaled down Tripel. It's easy to drink but boring. I won't buy this again.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a good beer but not the best witbier. Seems to be missing some of the spices found in many other wits. taste is average and you would be better off with a Hoegarden or Victory Whirlwind. Not a bad beer but falls somewhere in the middle of the pack.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of smakawhat
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegaarden witbier glass.

Classic bleach white creamy head, and two fingers tall and forms nicely and evenly of the pour. Classic opaque lemon and orange colored body. Some retention, but a standard soapy collar and some good staying power.

Solid impressive aroma. Tangerine oranges. Vanilla cream. Chewy sense of wheat malt and density. Love this fruit and vanilla like action.

Palate comes very impressively. Creamy malt body with a chewy palate. Lemon and orange flavors hit the tongue in a good splash. That creamy texture continues all the way down with the vanilla tones as well. Mild spice more like a dried grain sense on the finish, but finishes clean, wet, and nicely thick. Some popping bread toast as well that hits on the swallow nicely.

Really nice witbier, one I've put off for drinking in a long time, but good to know about since I really seem to be enjoying this one.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,462 ratings.
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