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White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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740 Reviews

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Reviews: 740
Hads: 2,256
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 23.91%
Wants: 50
Gots: 306 | 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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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a light hazy burnt yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Lacing was here and there in a messy stringy sort of way.
The smell started off with some citrus, yeasty/breadiness, and coriander - all nicely blended together.
The taste was sweet initially with a nice ordeal of the coriander to add extra flavor.
The mouthfeel was about a light on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation felt great and came across pretty low allowing the spice to take hold and cling on my tongue.
Overall, you know, I like this beer as it is and I like it for me, but this time of the year, its only hard to take down due to the fact that's almost too refreshing. I wonder if Avery should make this a seasonal, just saying.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a nice hazy golden straw color. Creamy white head that slowly dissipates, some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Banana, clove , lemon peel and some yeasty smells.

Taste: Very similar to the smell with banana, clove, lemon peel. Though it does taste slightly watered down compared to some Belgian wits.

Feel: Medium carbonation and this has pretty light almost at times watery mouthfeel.

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Photo of JNPIII127
4.52/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a bright hazy yellow with a about a one finger of head that dissipates rather quickly
tastes light with little to no bitterness and goes down rather smoothly
a great beer for drinking on a summer day

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Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden straw with a frothy white head that settles to a nice layer and laces lightly.

S: Light citrus, lemon and orange, a little spice, wheat, a bit yeasty, and a faint sweetness.

T: Light citrus and spice from the coriander and orange peel, bready wheat, and a little sweetness.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very drinkable wit. Great on a warm day.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: A generous white head tops a honey-colored haze. An uneven dispersement of Belgian lace lingers against the glass.

Smell: A strong collection of spices hits the nose hard, but is mellowed by yeasty malt and apricot.

Taste: The spice is more mellow on the tongue than the nose, but still adds a nice, distinct edge to the white peach and apricot esters. Pale malt in the finish rounds out the aftertaste with the flavor of lightly toasted French bread.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, easy drinking,with a medium light body and moderate carbonation. A bit more bubbles would be useful in making the beer more refreshing, but the existing amount feels reasonable.

Overall: A fine beer, but nothing remarkable by any means. The spice, malt, and fruit perform a fine balancing act, but it's nothing any beer lover hasn't seen before, and a lack of crispness leads things to fall a bit flat.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very very light gold with a white head that quickly dissipates. Has a sour smell, almost champagne like. Not tastes like many a belgian white that I've had before. It gave me a bit of indigestion. Not a bad beer but nothing spectacular.

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4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger head, with little to no retention, and minimum lacing. light gold body, medium cloudiness. On the nose, I get a slight lemon/citrus and caramel malt notes. On the palate I get a creamy biscuit flavor, a little sweet from the malts, and toasted pine nuts. Finishes crisp (not over carbonated, which is a plus. really lends to the white ale). clean wet mouth feel. I enjoy this ale, very sessionable.

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Photo of breakingbland
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle as a cloudy pale gold with initially very active carbonation. the aroma is not too strong and is mainly candy sweet with slight funk. The taste follows the aroma, with the funk coming to the forefront and with a subdued sweetness along with a slight lemony citrus. Hops presence is medium low. The beer feels fairly light on the tongue as appropriate for the style; it has a pleasant bite from the carbonation. Overall this is a refreshing beer and a good example of the style.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium light body, medium high carbonation. White bread, wonder bread, spice, orange, Belgian flavors, creamy, hazy gold with a slight sweetness, white bread finished dry. Very mild hop accent.

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

Got a six of cans for a little over ten bucks, but I've seen it cheaper by as much as a couple dollars. Pours a hazy yellow with a short-lived airy head, but the carbonation keeps a layer of foam on the top. Smells citrusy and a little sour-yeast. Flavor is citrus and yeasty and has some mineral quality. Not a lot jumps out at you but still a solid wit. More dry than sweet and nice carbonation, really refreshing. ABV is pushing 6 so not crazy and you could definitely have a few. Nice summer beer - actually bought it because it was nice earlier, now raining! Still enjoying the beer though. Good stuff. Not the first time I've had it and won't be the last.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of ColoradoPhil
2.15/5  rDev -41.6%
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.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.68/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of NinjaJesus
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Like blue moon but bored with it? This is blue moon with a boost! More flavorful, more orange and coriander, definitely a solid beer choice if you are a fan of blue moon

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Photo of ChristWill
5/5  rDev +35.9%

I gave this a higher rating not because it stacks up with the classy barrel aged beers but because it is a solid beer.
if we only had standard beers that didn't get all fancy then this would be the leader. I have a keg of it and drink it whenever i don't have a $13 bottle of something aged.
As far as standard beers go this is a 5

just a nice smooth wheat (white) beer heavy handed on the spice and cloudy as hell. just the way beer should be.

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Photo of bark
2.9/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The cloudy liquid is cold yellow-orange (10 EBC), the finger thick white head leaves some lacing on the glass.

The smell is semi-sweet and spicy with distinct notes of bitter orange peel, wheat dough and herbs.

The taste is fresh and slightly bitter. Sweet notes of orange peels, exotic spices, phenolic herbs/spices, orange juice and some metallic off-flavours. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is a bit sticky with herbs, spices and tree sap. The finish is sweet and a bit frowsy.

The carbonation is medium to mild, the small bubbles smooth. The liquid is light and a little sticky.

Just below average, the flavours aren’t fresh enough.

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Photo of WAbeerfiend
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 04.11.14.

A: Straw yellow. See through. 1 1/2 finger head.

S: Lemon, spicy clove, wheat.

T: Lemon, sweet clove, wheat, orange.

M: Smooth.

O: To me, this did not taste like a wit. Maybe the bottle was old, but this tasted like a hef.

Rating: C

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Photo of dcscientist
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

Yes, a witbier that I actually liked. I had this on tap and didn't really know much about it beforehand, then came to find out that it's a Belgian white, which made me feel better because I just don't go for straight wheats. This style works better for me, and I'd actually drink this one again. Really nice flavor, mild and very easy to put down a few.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.