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White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,784 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1,784
Reviews: 707
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 15
Gots: 85 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
22 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2003)
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review taken from notes: July 2013.

12 oz brown bottle with an less than impressive label. What looks like a white demon, but not the sort of demon that one would be intimidated by, rather one that just sort of creeps around not wanting to really be seen. Hence the word rascal? Idk.. Anyway, this is one of my all time favorite breweries. And labels aren't everything. I poured this into a standard pub style glass. Sort of tulip shaped but much thinner than a stout style glass. I call it a pub wheat glass.

A - hazy straw yellow that carries a beautiful bright yellow color. Hazy body. White head poured with a pretty good size but didn't last long at all. Leaving a thin ring of lace and leaving the faintest of stick.

S - fresh cut hay, touch of orange, banana, and some spice. Yeast is just plain weird. Not like the good weird, but like musty attic weird. Cardboard box? The aroma is actually very good til the back end sends it for an odd loop.

T - fruity orange peel with soft banana and Belgian style spice up front. Hay, wheat character which is nice blending well with a light malt. Flavor still creeps into that musty attic like yeast note but unlike the nose quickly fades to a traditional witbier finish.

M - pretty thin but still has just enough texture to finish the serving. It's definitely drinkable but the feel isn't mind blowing by any means.

O - I was a bit disappointed in White Rascal. Sure, its an average American mad wheat beer, but with some many very good wheat styles out there in the same price range it'll be hard to pick up again. I love funky yeast, but this was just downright weird. Without those notes this easily scores a 3.8. I'm sure ill cross paths with this one again and maybe The Rascal changes my mind. If light bodied American made wheat brews are your thing by all means try it. It's worth a review, but if you are looking for that typical Avery awesomeness White Rascal falls well short.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 15:46:39 | More by BradtheGreat7
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This was a pretty good beer. It had a bright yellow slightly orangish color. The head is fluffy and white foam. I could smell some sweetness, and mild spice, and strong clover as well. I could notice some faint citrus. It has a sweetness taste to it. It also has a light body to it as well.

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Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle from SPIN! Pizza in Kansas City. I didn't catch the bottling/enjoy by date on this one, unfortunately. Poured into one of those tricky "pint" glass tumblers that has a ridge inside the glass so that it only holds 12 ounces in spite of looking like it would hold 16.

Appearance - Body is bright yellow and sunny with a slightly orangish twinge that gives it overall a hue similar to egg yolk. The consistency is cloud, preventing light from passing through, but giving it that glowing tone from the reflection on all the particulate. Atop the body sits a one and a half finger head of fluffy white foam that seems to dissipate pretty quickly, and leaves nothing in the way of lace. There is a ringlet of foam around the edge of the glass as well as a film of bubbles that is slightly thicker in some places across the surface of the liquid.

Smell - Pretty standard witbier characteristics, with Hawaiian sweet bread and mild spice along the lines of coriander and a fairly strong presence of clove. Overall, it's rather nondescript--not unpleasant, but not particularly wowing either. Some faint citrus, but the spice and wheat are the primary players here.

Taste - Like the smell, the taste is a blend of unassuming bready sweetness and baking spices with clove and some coriander. And like the smell, the taste isn't particularly stunning--it's mild and easily consumed, but lacking that little twinge of tartness that comes in the best witbiers (in my opinion anyway). There is a nice gentle sweetness of orange peel as well, but it's faint, and comes in only slightly on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and low to moderate carbonation, with a round, wheaty mouthfeel and a semisweet finish with low bitterness--almost none at all.

Overall, a reasonably tasty beer, and I will say that the fact that it comes in cans gives it a head start on the usual suspects I reach for when I want a wit. Definitely a great beer to take out on the lake. And truth be told, this is probably one of my preferred offerings from Avery--at least out of their regular lineup.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,784 ratings.