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White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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2,094 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,094
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 31
Gots: 189 | 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 BoozeHound81
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice finger of head,cloudy hazy typical witbier color.The lacing is as I`ve never seen before,it doesn`t disappear.I got a bit of a sinus thing going on so my smell isn`t up to snuff for now.Has a bit more bite than most wits,maybe a tad more Coriander notes also. A good a brew overall though.

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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A soft white head tops a hazy pale yellow color. Head appears thick, but also effervecent.
S - Strong clove, some banana, and a bit of bubble gum makes a very complex nose.
T - Clove and other spices come through, along with phenols and esters of a typical belgian yeast. Sweet bubble gum on the back, boarding on too sweet. A slight hop finish.
M - Highly carbonated and dry on the finish.
O - A nice belgian white. Could be a bit more complex in the flavor.

Photo of UnderPressure
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy and extremely pale. A very, very light colored beer. Milky white head melts down pretty quick.

Belgian yeast in the aroma. Not much else to say here.

A light, crisp flavor up front with a funky Belgian finish.

Light bodied with fizzy carbonation on the tongue. Not much bitterness here.

A very straight forward Belgian style wit. Pretty good, nothing outrageous. Probably a good stepping stone for someone who drinks Blue Moon or Shock Top.

Photo of drpimento
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I let this warm a bit out of the fridge. Poured with a huge, fluffy, frothy, foamy, sudsy, off white head that was short lived and some clingy lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber with no bubble trails. Aroma is mainly yeast with some malt, fruit, spice, bread dough. Flavor is fruit, malt, a little spice, and some tang, but not sure where from. Body is ok and carbonation seems a bit light. Finish is estery, like flavor and average length. Ok beer, nothing special.

Photo of Murrhey
3.07/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in a Pilsner glass

A- cloudy orangish-gold with a 1/2 finger head. Moderate retention, thick lacing and nice carbonation.

S- Unfortunately rather skunky. The wheat is there, but hidden behind a not very pleasant smell. Couldn't find the bottle date, so maybe it is just the yeastiness? Bready and citrusy beyond the funk.

T- Bread flavors as well as some orange peel. Not tremendously complex, but enjoyable compared to the smell.

M- Crisp and well carbonated. Nice body and thickness.

O- I may have just got a funky smelling beer, and I'm willing to try it again because of the positives on all the other fronts.

Photo of mrfrancis
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thin white mousse. Despite the fact that the head retention isn't great, this is still an attractive witbier.

S: Aromas of wheat, butter, toast, vanilla, and coriander are quick to make their presence known. I only detected a hint of orange peel and clove-like spiciness as the beer settled. Not the most appealing scent(s) in the world. Fairly bland compared to some beers of this style.

T: Opens malty and a bit grainy with notes of wheat, cream, vanilla, butter, minerals, and coriander at the fore. Subtle orange peel notes emerge just before the finish. White Rascal finishes in a clipped manner with notes of orange peel, coriander, cream, and wheat briefly swirling across the palate.

M: Light-to-medium bodied, dry, and firm. Carbonation is active. The higher alcohol content makes this ale seem a bit warm and meaty. Not nearly as drinkable as many other witbiers.

O: This beer is a mixed bag. It looks good, and the heavier mouthfeel and higher alcohol content help it to stand out from a rapidly growing crowd. The ho-hum flavor profile and unimpressive aroma, though, make it a beer that I will not seek out regularly. Not bad, but not great either.

Photo of jsisko01
4.69/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have a strong feeling this bottle is expired..

Appearance - Pours a very pale golden/orange color with a pretty small head that dissipates quickly. But like I said, it may be expired.

Smell - The first thing I smell is orange zest and maybe banana. Wheat and some other spices.

Taste - Very strong flavors of coriander and maybe some clove.. I can also taste a citrusy-orange flavor. Slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Kind of thick with wedium carbonation.

Overall - This is one of my favorite beers.

White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,094 ratings.