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White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,783 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1,783
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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StoneTSR

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: At the moment my stop watch say about 4 minutes and 15 seconds, I started running it about three minutes after I poured this glass of White Rascal and most of the head is still intact. So yeah, the head retention is pretty decent. It is a creamy, white head and it crowns a pale, yellow and hazy beer that has thousands of bubbles darting from the bottom to the top.

SMELL: The magnificent head retention has also allowed for excellent aroma retention. Even now, a good eight minutes after I initially poured this beer, it is still giving off a pretty solid aroma of lemon zest and a mild funk. There are also some tropical fruits lingering in this one.

TASTE: OK, stop watch is at eight minutes now and the head has finally settled into a cap that resembles the thickness of a beer coaster, so it's time to take a sip. The flavor is not as intense as the nose, but that's alright for this Witbier. Of course there is lemon and plenty of tropical fruit, but there also seems to be a hint of coconut to round it out. It's a pleasant and sweet taste that is contrasted just a touch by a mild funky earthiness.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and creamy, this light bodied beer is pretty sweet. The carbonation is low, providing just a faint tickle of the palate.

OVERALL: This is a very accessible beer. This is the kind of beer that people who don't like beer say "Oh, but I do like that one" about. That is not to say it cannot be appreciated by a BAer. No, it isn't my first choice, but it is a nice change of pace from the intensity that I typically seek in my brews. On the sweeter side, but well crafted and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 03:38:43 | More by StoneTSR
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Tennessee

3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 01:38:23 | More by jaredtp
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3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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M: Pleasant, drinkable.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,783 ratings.