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White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,961 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1,961
Reviews: 717
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 23
Gots: 135 | 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:
22 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2003)
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Ratings: 1,961 | Reviews: 717 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

WIth white matter, little head. Mild pleasant spicey odour. Fruit bar like mouthfeel, a bit sour taste along with spices. Not a bad beer but only passable on drinkability. Corriander and lemon band orange peel does not work for me in beer or in herbal tea.

Sammy, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

t0rin0, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bier Academy in Canyon Country, CA.

Pours a hazy light orange with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, spices, yeast, and a slightly chalky aroma. Taste is of wheat and yeast with a pretty strong spice profile on the finish. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a decently crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too great.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +10.2%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

zestar, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery in August 2009. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a pale apricot orange with a nice, billowing white head and a good amount of lace rings as it goes down the glass. Nose brings forward some citrus and wheat along with a hint of spice. Spice comes out more in the flavor, which still brings mostly a wheaty sweetness and a bit of orange and citrus. Feel is a bit thick and starts to feel almost like a shake. Drinks alright, but not my favorite representation of the style.

Thorpe429, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

acurtis, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

nmann08, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured hazy golden yellow in color with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface that slowly disappeared. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are weak aromas of citrus fruits and spices in the aroma.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is a bit stronger and also has flavors of wheat in addition to the citrus and spices.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a slight amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is rather refreshing, although not quite as thirst quenching as some of the other types of witbiers that are available.

metter98, Sep 30, 2010
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Texasfan549, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale lemon yellow body with a good head and plenty of lacing

Smell: Got that banana wheat beer nose going along with coriander and orange peel; overwheklmingly perfumey

Taste: The nose follows through to the tongue, as this spicy Belgian wheat comes through with bananas, orange, clove and coriander flavors

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated with a very light body

Drinkability: Pretty darn good for the style, although this is not my thing. Nice and refreshing for a hot day.

brentk56, Apr 21, 2005
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky, almost milky, pale butter yellow. This may be the lightest witbier that I've ever seen. The tight-bubbled head is one shade darker than pure white and looks to be fairly stubborn; unsurprising since it's fed by mulitple streams of vigorous carbonation. Fine, intricate lace is situating itself on the upper reaches of the glass.

Classic, appetizing witbier nose with loads of coriander, clove and Saaz hops. Wheat malt and Curacao orange aren't quite as prominent. The flavor follows the nose pretty closely with spices (clove especially) in the forefront. Orange peel is more easily appreciated on the palate, but this still isn't an especially orangey wit.

Wheat malt makes its presence known in the firmness of the mouthfeel and in the mild sweet and sourness, but doesn't contribute much actual flavor. The body is light-medium and the level of carbonation is spirited without being spritzy; in other words, ideal for the style.

I've had a handful of good witbiers of late and White Rascal (great name) can easily be counted among them. Heavy on the spices, not too sweet, light of body and deliciously drinkable, this is yet another quality beer from one of Colorado's finest craft breweries.

BuckeyeNation, Sep 02, 2004
Photo of BEERchitect
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Impressive. Like most Wits, it's pale and cloudy yellow. Big fluffy head with loose bubbles. Laces well. Smells a whispy citrus lemon and grapefruits. Throw in some tartness and spiciness. Tastes modestly sweet with light banannas and papayas. Citusy with ripe lemons, kiwi, and pears. Quite spicy with corriander, curraco, and pepper. Light but firm body is silky smooth and a quite creamy and slick. High carbonation plays on the toung. Light honey or powdered sugar sweetness in the finish along side of tartness and light bittering. No real hop presence. Slight alcohol flavors in the finish helps with the dryness and crispness. Good for the summer season.

BEERchitect, Aug 09, 2005
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light hazy white/yellow color ale with a big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coriander and orange peel is dominating with light wheat notes. Taste is a mix between some orange peel, coriander and some wheat malt with some notes of fruity ester. Light body with OK carbonation. Not bad but not there with the best from the style.

Phyl21ca, Mar 06, 2008
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

kjkinsey, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GRG1313, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich light amber in color with a good amount of cloudiness to it as well. A nice sized head of around two inches in height rose up immediatly but then settled down to about a half an inch and stayed that way until the very end. Some light side glass lacing on this one as well.

The aroma was full of grain and slight spices. Some small fruit notes, pears mainly, with a touch of apple. But this hay like spice kept everything going. Rich notes of grass and hay opened it up, and melded seemlessly into a pear driven fruity yeast body. Very intresting and quite complex, but then the smack of the spice hit you and it was all over. Really intense here as the almost pepper like notes bounced all over the tongue and really just put on a great show. Smooth as silk, the letdown in the finish was that it was just a tad thin and flat and that really seemed to just let it fade away all too quickly.

mikesgroove, May 09, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
4.5/5  rDev +24%

jaydoc, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: The pour is a hazy pale golden color with a nice white head to go with it.

S: The coriander and orange peel notes of your traditional witbier are here, which is nice. However, the pitfalls of so many brewpub wheat beers are here as well: lemons and sour wheat. Maybe a little bit of corn, too.

T: The flavor is fairly light, somewhat watery, but very similar to the nose. The spice note is more pronounced than on the aroma, but the slight tartness is there again.

M: The body is light and a bit watery, but at least the carbonation is nice and lively.

D: This is not what I look for in a witbier. Too much like a crappy brewpub "hefeweizen" and just watery.

womencantsail, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger bright white frothy head on a pale straw/golden murky body with nice contrast between head and body color.

S: lots of sweet lemon custard, a little pepper, wheat, grains.

T: more wheat and sweet lemon. Not very spicy or zesty. finish is watered down. ginger and banana notes throughout.

M: light body and moderate to high carbonation. thin and a little watery in the finish.

Overall: The flavor was a bit of a let down from what is hoped from the taste. Its a little too thin, even for the style. Still very drinkable and refreshing.

kylehay2004, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a cloudy yellow color with a foamy white head on top. The retention and lacing were both pretty good. The smell of the beer is citrusy as well as a little peppery. The taste is orangey, some subtle wheat notes come through as well. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied with a decent carbonation. Overall this beer is pretty refreshing. Not the best Wit but still worth trying.

Knapp85, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, light gold body with a small white head.

Smell: Aroma of honey and tangy-scented wheat malt with a full spiciness and notes of juicy orange peels.

Taste: Tangy, lightly sweet wheat malt followed by a brazen dose of coriander and orange peel (like taking a teensy weensy sip of triple sec). Touch of honey. Distinct pear fruitiness Spicy hops with a light bitterness. Pinch of coarse black pepper near the end. Orangey, spicy finish with a faint lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Tasty, but the additional spices are just a wee bit overbearing for me.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out like lemonade with no haze to it with not much head not what I expected,strong nose of coriander and smoke.Taste is pretty spicey with a light not of the caracao orange with wheaty aftertaste that was pretty nice.Well not on par with some Belgian wittes it is nice on a hot day like today.

oberon, May 08, 2004
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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
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