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White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,918 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1,918
Reviews: 712
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 20
Gots: 124 | 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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Photo of akorsak
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle that I picked up from Liquid Solutions.

A: The witbier is a hazy straw color. The haze gives a general dullenss to the ale, tempering the color further. A decent head is lacing around the mouth of the glass.

S: The aroma is very appetizing. Orange peel and coriander mix it up with a light wheat tartness. Biscuity grains also pop up.

T: The ale has a very pleasant flavor, fresh and refreshing. The curacao orange peel and coriander are strong, creating a sweet flavor that contrasts nicely with the wheat's tartness. Biscuity grains add to the lightness of the wheat; some heft is welcome. It's been a while since I've had a good witbier and this one hits the mark.

M: The ale has a very pronounced lemon finish, tart but sweet. The spice profile and wheat combine for a sweet and sour one-two punch.

D: This may be the first of Avery's standard line-up that I've really enjoyed. A solid witbier.

akorsak, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of Haybeerman
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy straw yellow color. Poured a 2 finger billowy white head with fair retention. Laced in thick, even rings. Decanted continually.

S: Big citrus aroma hits first. Wheat malt and and muted spice scents follow.

T: Orange peel and sweet wheat malt. Muted clove spices in the middle and through to a lightly bitter hop finish.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation, but relatively smooth in spite of it.

D: Very drinkable beer in a very drinkable style. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

Haybeerman, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of cancino45
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, slight haze yellow, white head with a respectable lace. Super sweet with a hint of Corrinander,clove, orange peel and a bit of funk from the yeast. I enjoyed the mouth feel with the complex flavors but the long lasting clove is a real turnoff and compromises the refreshing feel that most whites tend to have. It over powers when it needs to yield to the cleaner flavors of citrus.

cancino45, Feb 11, 2009
Photo of KI9A
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm sitting here, during the worst snowstorm in half dozen years, drinking a Wit..go figure! Are we ate up with beer, or what?!

A: Cloudy, slight haze yelow, nice white head, some lace.

S: Corrinder, sweet citrus, a bit of funk.

T: Alot going on here for a wit..well, at least more than normal. Taste is similar to smell, plus, really pick up a shot of tart funkiness at the back end. Orange peel, corrinder, and a slight saaz-like hop flavor.

M: A little dry, but nice. Good bit of carbonation tingles the back of the throat. Spot on.

D: Tough for me give a perfect 5 on this, seeing as I only have one bottle. I'd like to toss a couple back, and re-visit this part of the review. This is a refreshing, easy drinker. I think its my 1st review of an Avery brew, and, looks like I need to try a few more.

KI9A, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsen glass an uber-pale color close to a citrine stone. One of the lightest colored beers I have ever seen. Has a fat, pillowy white head that pops about slowly like rice krispies.

Nose is pretty spot on for a wit. Plenty of coriander with a touch of orange peel, honey and maybe a tad of peanut butter. Has a saaz like hop aroma that is very pleasant.

Taste has a lot of coriander with a nice hop bitterness and wheat sharpness. The flavor profile is pretty big, it is not too watery or flavorless. Not one of the sweetest, funkiest or fruitiest but maintains a good balance of the three. One of the better wits I have had in a while. Me Gusto!

twiggamortis420, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a: Cloudy yellow body with a huge white head. Sure looks like a wit.

s: Spice dominates, clove mostly.

t: Light malt, tart fruitiness, coriander and orange peel.

m: A bit watery, but it is smooth.

d: This sort of beer provides an accessible introduction to Belgian-style beer as well as an alternative to Blue Moon. That said, there are much better, though more expensive, versions on the style out there.

BradLikesBrew, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of beersheppard
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy blonde, decent head with nice lacing.

Smell: orange peel and clove

Taste: big lemony flavory, clove, a slight hint of banana, light and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: good carbonation, light bodied, pillowy head.

Drinkability: This is exactly the type of beer you would want on a hot summer day, but not the beer I would reach for when it gets chilly. Very refreshing, a little too light bodied for winter consumption for me. Good example of the style though.

beersheppard, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of patobandito
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First offering from Avery for me. The label was what originally called my attention to this beer.

Pours a very pale yellow color with a typical wheat haze. Small foamy head a little bit of lace. Seems highly carbonated. Tastes like most wits I've had, although a bit on the light side. Tinges of spices which distinguishes it a bit. Goes down smooth, and seems very drinkable, probably better suited for the summer time, but not bad.

patobandito, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of morebeergood
2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had a bottle this past weekend at Common Ground. Poured into a stange-like glass. No carbonation, no head. Pale orange color. Tasted like a wit beer, if I stretch my definition. No body whatsoever. Very watery. Easy to drink, only because it was like drinking iced tea. Not good. Not how I remember this beer from a while back.

morebeergood, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of rgrholmes168
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle and only a small head formed on the beer. It disappeared quickly back into the beer leaving a little trace of lace. The color is a nice light yellow/white and slightly hazy. The color did meet the expecations set on the label.

The aroma was strong with lemon and a light banana smell. I did not get the orange peel that is said on the recipe. The smell was pretty average.

The taste reminded me of a very light bodied, not very complex hefe. It did fit the role of a Witbier, only it did not stand out in any way. I did get some of the wheat and there was a slightly tangy aftertaste.

rgrholmes168, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of cpn920
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this into my Weihenstephaner Hefeweissen glass and it was a subtle yellow with a moderate head that dissipated quickly. The smell was mild with the usual smells you would expect from the style. Taste was very light with moderate ctirus flavor. Was a nice balance of carbonation that didn't overwhelm the sensed. I could definitely have several of these on a nice summer evening or after being out doing yard work.

cpn920, Dec 24, 2008
Photo of TeamSeabass
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light golden in color & somewhat cloudy. A meduim head goes away after a minute.

Smells of clove & orange zest.

Taste is mild and refreshing. No bitterness. Orange peel & clove give flavor. Doesn't linger too long.

The carbonation level makes it refreshing.

This beer would be good for when you're cutting the grass and doing yardwork. It's pretty light and has good flavor. If this beer is indicative of the Witbier style, it reminds me of a Saison.

This is a decent beer but the style doesn't do much for me.

TeamSeabass, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 7/6/08. Bottle. Pours a surprisingly light yellow, cloudy, with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of spices (coriander, clove). Flavor initially of the same spices with a sweet, fruity finish. Slightly weaker palate than other witbiers, but this holds up pretty well. Not sure of the age of this bottle, as it had a lot of yeast caked at the bottom of it, but it seemed to taste fine, maybe just a tad stale. I wasn't expecting much from this, so it held up well. A decent wit.
7/4/7/3/13 (3.4/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of mothman
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass.

Color is pretty strange. A pale, cloudy straw yellow. Not to appealing. Head is full at first, but then fades down. Leaves some lacing.

The aroma was of banana and cloves. Citrus fruit smell was also noted.

The taste was quite similiar. There was a banana, lemon, and orange flavor in this beer.

The mouthfeel was crisp at first, but eventually faded to become smooth.

Overall, this is a really easy to drink beer. I enjoyed it and would recommend this as a nice session beer.

mothman, Dec 19, 2008
Photo of armock
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a hazy yellow with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of wheaty malt with citrus and spice scents

T - The taste is light and refreshing like the smell theres citrus and spice that come through

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

D - This is a good easy to drink beer has a good taste that goes with the style worth trying

armock, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of colts9016
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy pale yellow with little to no head.
There are notes of citrus, apples, coriander and barley malt and hints of esters.
The flavor is Wheat with a some malt and hints of coriander and citrus.
There is slight acidic mouthfeel and the finish has a moderate duration. Overall it is a light beer with some flavor.

colts9016, Dec 06, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a cloudy pale straw with a foamy white head that soon dissipated to a clean lacing.

S: fresh lemon/citrus, oranges, bread and touch of pepper.

T: The initial flavor yielded a creamy wheatiness, citrus wit a dash of peppery spicing. There were some dry orange notes, a musky yeastiness, and breadiness before finishing dry with a touch of coriander.

M: thin, light and didn't leave much of an incentive to savor. Rather bland.

D: Drinkability was mediocre, unexciting and average at best.. nothing spectacular or worthy of future purchases.

beerthulhu, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of HeyItsChili
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - White Rascal pours cloudy and golden with a foamy white head.

S - Very mellow, hints of spices and citrus

T - Wheaty, spicy, little bit of citrus zest, nothing too overpowering here.

M - Crisp, thin, medium carbonation

D - Easily drinkable, goes down smooth and doesn't linger too long.

HeyItsChili, Nov 29, 2008
Photo of nick76
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma is laced with spices, hops, and malt but remains mild. The appearance is a yellowish white color with serious cloudiness. Flavor is complex with a light citrus flavor along with the obviously present coriander. The wheat and yeast also are very obvious. The hops are low key here. The only problem with this ale is that it has a medicinal taste that seriously hurts the flavor rating. Still its a good beer with a dry finish.

nick76, Nov 28, 2008
Photo of hopdog
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

This one poured a light to medium and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of oranges, bananas, and spices. Tastes of orange peels, spices and also some wheatiness. Finishes with a dry finish.

Notes from o7/24/05.

hopdog, Nov 21, 2008
Photo of MTNboy
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a beany and wheat flavor infused with a lot of citrus but not overly citric. It has a beany and fruity aroma. This beer has a great golden body with a white head and lace. There is some carbonation burn it its light body but for the most part it is a very smooth beer. Great beer overall.

MTNboy, Nov 21, 2008
Photo of skeetermoses
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer, tasty yes. Overall it was a great find. I was trying to find something I had never had before. This was pretty nice. It was one of the best new beers I had in a long time. It was a little more expensive than I would have liked. Overall this one is definately one I would try again.

skeetermoses, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of BeerRican
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is my first beer report....The excitement of opening the bottle and getting a good whiff, was quickly brought down by the color when I poured it. I has a great citrus aroma, nice long lasting head, nice lacing, pale yellow color. But color means nothing if the beer tastes great. You can taste the citrus but also the variety of spices. It felt watery in my mouth with a little funny after taste. Its okay, but I'm not inspired to buy another bottle.

BeerRican, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of jeffmonarch
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle in a pilsner glass.

A - Cloudy very pale yellow with a very light white head.

S - Very sweet with wheat and citrus.

T - Wow! Very crisp and clean. There is a really nice bite to it. Citrus, orange peel and wheat.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation.

D - Great beer. This is one of the best Belgian-style wheat ales I've had.

jeffmonarch, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of jujubeast6000
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 1/1/2007 (12oz bottle):

Pours a golden yellow color body, slightly cloudy. Has a smallish head, is white, and is lasting. A citrusy hoppy aroma that is Medium-strongish. Fizzy strong citrus taste, some hops. Clean aftertaste-very fresh tasting. Watery light taste.

jujubeast6000, Nov 08, 2008
White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,918 ratings.