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White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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2,167 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,167
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 34
Gots: 228 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2003

22 IBU
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Ratings: 2,167 | Reviews: 748
Photo of Muzak
2.84/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On the bland side, could use something extra

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-murky hazy golden beer, with a head that didn't last
-very good scent from the orange and coriander
- taste is yeasty but with alot of orange and coriander, finishes with a wheat finish
-slightly over carbonated but other than that very smooth
- overall a great wit beer but like most of this style not anything really stands out. but a less conservative brew than most of its brothers.

Photo of franklioni
4.77/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A real diamond in the rough and great to find in 33cl cans!

Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is one of those love or hate beers in my opinion, it has a strong yeasty flavor but at the same time has a good hop balance. Color is golden and has a fluffy white head that rests perfectly upon this brew. Had good lacing as one would expect from Avery brews. I feel this would be a wonderful summer time brew for a hot day, I certainly will be having a few more as the summer months come upon us.
3.75/5
O.B.D91

Photo of deebo
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Easy drinking wit. More of an orange forward with a fair amount of coriander type wit. Lots of carbonation.

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.34/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely perfect for its intended use, a good refresher on a warm day. Really hits the spot, is easy to find, and comes in cans! Mad respect.

Photo of 1withself
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down my favorite brew. If I only could drink one beer the rest of my life this would be it.

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White Rascal brewed by Avery Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.60% This brew pours out a nice cloudy amber color, with a nice white head. This brew has the look of most witbier on the market. The smell is rich with citrus grains, and malts. You kind of pick up on a sour sweetness in the smell of this brew. The taste is bold with flavor. There is citrus and a nice smoothness of grains. The mouthfeel is rich , but smooth. There is a lot going on in this brew. Avery Brewing Company did a nice job with this brew. There is not overpowering in this brew, it has a nice balance to it. Overall i'm giving White Rascal 4 out of 5.

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent representation of a Witbier. Although not a 'blow you away' offering.

Would drink again, not sure if I would seek out and purchase again thouugh.

Photo of CIBoy10
2.08/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Unpopular opinion here but undrinkable for me.

Photo of tbeckett
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super drinkable. Good example of the style.

Photo of herrmaurer
4.36/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I had the draught. Really enjoyed ty he flavor and texture with food.

Photo of bfrank8
4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

All around good beer. Not the best wit I've had but not far off.

Photo of GSP
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good wit. Bit high on the body for a wit.

Photo of ColoradoPhil
2.15/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Beer taste is subjective. I should have read the label more carefully. I hate coriander. This beer might be someone else's favorite. The spice flavor makes this taste bad to me. I bought a six pack and took it back to the store. To be fair I will have to try a beer from them that is more suitable from my taste preference I'll try Avery Brewing Co. IPA or Stout next. This stuff I wouldn't ever buy again.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great looking beer. Good frothy pale white head and a slight cloudy golden body.

Smells robust of cloves and other spices, plus a touch of lemon and sweet bready malts.

Taste is true to nose, spice-heavy with clove and banana notes, plus a thick bread taste and sweetness. Banana bread, I guess, but with a touch of tartness maybe.

It's medium-bodied and not necessarily something you can easily throw back, which I find interesting because I feel this brew (and many witbiers) appeal to the type of folks looking to drink a lot more than enjoy a lot.

I don't mean that as a diss to this beer, I find this to be reasonably tasty, but something prevents me from enjoying it fully. Wish I knew what that was.

I actually think this is a great beer to bring to a party, either winter or summer, since it's in cans and seems to be conservative enough for those not necessarily into beer and good enough for the beer-obsessed.

Photo of bcourt21
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yummy! Not too heavy or hoppy

Photo of MrTank
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In short; an enjoyable beer.

Photo of lwillitz
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 2 fingers of white suds over a cloudy body of pale yellow; high amount of visible carbonation, very thin trail of lace

S - funk, lemon, spice

T - citrus, slightly funky yeast, fruity notes, peppery spice, grain, light sweetness, dry finish; fairly complex

M - light watery body, medium/high carbonation

O - White Rascal is an ok Belgian white.

Photo of BrianJ1972
2.67/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

very pale, odd oder and taste (slight hint of lighter fluid).

Photo of Stefanovich
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Competes with Allagash. Which is saying a lot. Love that it comes in a can. total Wine carries.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a 3 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. Has that slightly citrus, Belgian yeast funk to it. Slightly peppery. Taste is bready with citrus undertones, slight orange peel, ending slightly spicy with a strong clove taste and aftertaste. It is a good beer. Easy to drink, goes down smooth and can drink multiple ones in a single setting.

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours a cloudy pale straw yellow, and forms a thin white head that fades quickly to a ring. Decent, if spotty, lacing.

S: Fruit esters, so many of them, swirl out of the glass. Apple, pear, banana, melon, wreathed about some pale wheatiness and a touch of spice.

T: Tart and then sweet, the flavor palate opens with a surge of citrus, which yields way to a pear-melon combination. Coriander and a herbaceous tinge color the entire tasting, growing stronger as it moves along, until the finish is primarily those flavors.

M: Light bodied, but just heavy enough to feel like a decent beer.

O: Not an overdone, overblown reach, but a more subtle approach to the style. What hop presence is there does not overpower and command everything for me, the way many more hop-prevalent beers do. J'approuve.

Photo of Mlkluther
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

An above average beer that is very refreshing and enjoyable.

Photo of Gajo74
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy light straw color. Active looking carbonation. Virtually no head, however, there are some splotches of lace in the middle. Aroma is quite fruity; like apples. Taste is sweet; the prevalent tastes are apple and spice. It is a very clean feel. Light bodied. Carbonation tickles the tongue. Crisp and refreshing and a slightly dry finish. A delightful beer which I enjoyed.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,167 ratings.