White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 733
Hads: 2,207
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 42
Gots: 260 | 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 MOFALLINGLEAF
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
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. (420 characters)

Photo of breakingbland
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (498 characters)

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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. (193 characters)

Photo of BeerWizard
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (661 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (388 characters)

Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
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 (418 characters)

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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. (638 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (155 characters)

Photo of ColoradoPhil
2.15/5  rDev -41.9%
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. (406 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (930 characters)

Photo of lwillitz
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
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. (388 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
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. (408 characters)

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
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. (869 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (392 characters)

Photo of NinjaJesus
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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 (169 characters)

Photo of ChristWill
5/5  rDev +35.1%

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. (447 characters)

Photo of bark
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
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. (650 characters)

Photo of WAbeerfiend
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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 (294 characters)

Photo of dcscientist
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%

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. (356 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light hazy yellow body. Sweet spiced aroma. Hint of banana smell. First thing I got was a dull taste from the back of my tongue. A little spice on the sides and a hint of salt. (176 characters)

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Hazy straw colored pour with a small white head that fades quickly and moderate carbonation. Nice strong grain and lemon aroma. Flavor is full of grain, spice and lemon. Can taste yeast, wheat, coriander, citrus and a little clove. Very light bodied. Finishes with a lingering spice flavor. (291 characters)

Photo of beerman21
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Pours a bright straw yellow white soapy head dissipates rather quick. Almost appears like perfectly made mimosa, perfect proportion of champagne and orange juice.

Aroma; very fragrant! Citrus, strong spice aromatics a lot cardamom, nutmeg.

Flavor, picking up more spice, bright floral and citrus specifically tangerine, lemon peal... Lacks body, yet makes up in the refreshment end. Impressive beer for the style. I think it represents it well. (452 characters)

Photo of spoony
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a stang-type glass. Reviewed from notes dated July 5, 2015.

A-The beer is a very-light yellow-orange hue with a short white head that fades quickly to a collar. There is some lacing on the glass. The beer is murky and nearly opaque.

S-The aroma is heavy on the Belgian flavors like bubblegum with a bit of banana, some orange tartness, bread, and wet grain. Spicing is milder than expected, but noticeable.

T-The taste is slightly grainy and grassy for the style. I detect orange, a good bit of spice (coriander mostly), some lemon, and a bubblegum flavor that lingers on the finish.

M-The body is medium to light in heft with a moderately crisp carbonation.

O-This is not my favorite wit beer or my favorite from Avery, but damn if the stuff isn't popular. The beer is serviceable and worthy of a summer day, but I'll take other wit beers (including Hoegaarden) all day over this stuff. (904 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours a lemony straw color, lingering white head. Aromas of peach and wheat dominate initially, fading to bubblegum esters, light banana, and a hint of coriander. Clove surfaces late. Flavor is less intense, with a lightly bready, crackery backbone supporting pear and peach undertones,a bit of coriander and clove, into a slightly earthy, dry finish. Lacks a bit in mouthfeel and wheat character, but a fairly characterful example of the style. (445 characters)

Photo of travolta
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: A hazy straw color. No head retention or lacing. Not a very attractive beer at all.

Nose: Banana, clove, and spice. A tiny bit of lemon.

Taste: Same as the nose but with some crispy mouthfeel. A bit more lemon in the taste.

Taste: A very popular beer, and good in terms of style adaptation. (305 characters)

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