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White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,800 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1,800
Reviews: 708
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 16
Gots: 91 | 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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TheMarkE

California

3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with moderate head and noticeable carbonation.

Smell: Citrus, banana, spice, and yeast.

Taste: Citrus, banana, spice, and yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry and crisp, with a slightly spicy aftertaste.

The Verdict: Good beer. This is what Blue Moon wants to be when it grows up: a Belgian white ale with citrus and spices.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 00:06:10 | More by TheMarkE
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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.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.