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White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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1,876 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,876
Reviews: 710
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 20
Gots: 114 | 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 cvstrickland

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-ounce bottle poured, swirled, and poured into a weizen glass yields a hazy lemonade body with orange highlights and a thick cap of soft, fine-bubbled white foam that recedes pretty quickly to a ring that leaves webby lacing on the glass.

Smell is spicy with plenty of dry orange, cloves and coriander with a sizzle of earthy hops.

Taste is tangy with oranges and spices right up front and a softly bready yeast note. A lightly-toasty wheaty backbone acts as a great platform for the spices to strut their stuff, and they do just that. A touch of banana reveals itself as the drink warms.

Smooth and medium-bodied with superb drinkability.

07-20-2008 21:53:32 | More by cvstrickland
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Pours a pale hazy yellow with a big head. The first smell is of citrus then yeast. This is full bodied Wit with a refreshing citrus note on the finish. Not terribly refined or complex but rather flavourful and in your face unlike a lot of watery wits.

07-19-2008 04:04:44 | More by canucklehead
Photo of Zadok


3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

A-Light yellow body, semi cloudy/milky. 1 finger head that dissapeared rather quikly with no lacing.

S-Mainly cloves and citrus, not a whole bunch going on but still smells pleasant.

T-Taste is prototypical for this style, mainly clove spices with a little banana mixed and possible bubble gum.

M-Light on the palete, light body with medium carbonation.

D-A nice representation of this catagory, nothing eye popping but definatly a nice beer. Avery is 2/2 as far as my reviews go.

07-16-2008 20:11:11 | More by Zadok
Photo of IronCitySteve


3.2/5  rDev -11.6%

The bottle gave instructions on how to pour the beer. Stated something like: Leave some beer in the bottle after you pour, swirl remainder and pour the yeast into your glass to top off brew.

A: Cloudy straw color, unfiltered. Very thin white head. Consistent with Wit's.

S: A decent, but not overwhelming hint of wheat, orange and spice.

T: Lots of grass, citrus and spice flavors. Nothing overwhelming, but a good mix.

M: A decent crisp clean flavoring left on the palate.

D: Not a bad witbier, probably not one I would search out. I want to get another couple bottles to try to taste the variances if I pour the beer the way they say and the normal way.

07-16-2008 12:59:44 | More by IronCitySteve
Photo of midaszero


4.05/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A - Hazy yellow with 1 finger of white head and little lacing

S - Belgian yeast with citrus and wheat

T - Sweet wheat taste with hints of orange very refreshing. Some spice I can't seem to place.

M - Light to medium body with a nice light carbonation

D - Very enjoyable and easy to drink. 5.5% makes it not bad for sessioning and goes down easy. Especially good on a hot day.

07-15-2008 01:34:18 | More by midaszero
Photo of Pegasus


3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

Appearance: Quite hazy yellowish brown in color, with a paper-thin off-white head, and fine lacing to coat the glass walls. Fat bubbles cling to the glass walls, and there are ample quantities of sediment that rise and fall in the carbonation streams.

Aroma: Sweet, vaguely honey-like notes with strong coriander and clove notes.

Taste: Opens mildly sweet, with a slight spiciness. As the taste progresses, there is a backdrop of herbal bitterness, which gradually rises towards the end of the taste. Finishes with a mild, lingering herbal hop note.

Mouth feel: Soft and relatively full, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Not a bad example, certainly not the equal of the best Belgian whites, but then again, who could expect it to be?

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

07-12-2008 01:32:12 | More by Pegasus
Photo of berserker256


3.83/5  rDev +5.8%

Thick hazy yellow color. Lots of bubble rise to the surface. Not a ton of head but it hangs on the side of the glass nicely. There's a citrusy yeasty aroma. Nice texture and a flavor that reflects the aroma. Heavy yeasty/citrus flavor that's typical of Belgian wheats. Easy to drink. Good beer. Too expensive though. I think I went to a ritzy joint to buy it. I probably could have gotten for about three bucks cheaper from a different place.

07-10-2008 22:46:36 | More by berserker256
Photo of chileman13

New Mexico

4.33/5  rDev +19.6%

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a samuel smith glass.
A- light straw to golden yellow with a 1 1/2" white head.
A- wheat, light yeast with orange/cardomon/ ? spice.
T- light wheat beer with good spicing.
D- I don't know why but I really liked this witbeir/ hefe-cousin. It was refreshing and I felt better than the reviews show. Maybe it was the batch...

07-02-2008 02:34:17 | More by chileman13
Photo of Onslow


3.35/5  rDev -7.5%

Had at Molly's for the Spain-Russia game, 2nd half after I lost my cable ... Looks like Pineapple juice... is decent stuff but needs more complexity ... medium spritz ... light-medium mouthfeel .. mild refreshing flavour.. it took me 4 years to try this, but probably never again, that being said, the lowest of the avery lineup...

06-30-2008 15:14:33 | More by Onslow
Photo of hiikeeba


3.93/5  rDev +8.6%

A - Pours up cloudy pale yellow, almost white with a thick white head that dissipates slowly

S - Smells mostly of yeast, some citrus in the background and a hint of spice

T - Starts off with sharp carbonation tingle, replaced with slight sweetness at the edge of the tongue, and finishes with a hint of spice. Very light and crisp.

M - Strong carbonation tickle on the tongue.

D - Very drinkable wit beer. Two of these go down pretty smooth.

06-28-2008 23:02:40 | More by hiikeeba
Photo of PiecefulToker


3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

I had this beer on tap at the Flying Saucer here in Nashville. While this beer was simple and refreshing on a warm summer evening, it lacked complexity in flavor that I was looking for and have found in other wit beers. It was off-white, and completely cloudy and opaque, with minimum head. There were subtle flavors of yeast and coriander, but the malt and hops were definitely subdued and under-represented. I would drink this beer again, and it would be great for sessions, but I would not seek it out.

06-26-2008 04:32:24 | More by PiecefulToker
Photo of shadow1961


3.43/5  rDev -5.2%

Avery White Rascal pours a finger of white foam
over a cloudy lemon yellow brew. Carbonation
is extremely active- the nose is funky yeast and
citrus- no doubt from the orange peel and coriander
the label cites as additions. The flavor is a bit of clove,
citrus, and wheat husk, underscored by herbal noble
hops- again, the label states they are of the Saatz
variety. Mouthfeel is crisp and semidry, with a suggestion
of orange rind in the aftertaste. It's not quite to style with
the tiny hop additions, but it does liven up the flavor. A
nice, solid Wit.

06-24-2008 07:23:53 | More by shadow1961
Photo of eaglefreak


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured 12 oz. bottle into Sam Adams special glass. Appearance - looks like lemonade. Smells wheaty and citrsy, not overally strong. Taste is pretty good. Good beer on a hot summer day, would not turn one down, but would not go out of my way to find one. Witbier is no my fav style, but I do like this beer.

06-22-2008 23:04:49 | More by eaglefreak
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of citrus, Belgian yeast, wheat, light malts, some spice and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is well-balanced with bready flavors of wheat and Belgian yeast, fruity flavors of orange and lemon and mildly spicy flavors of clove and coriander. The malt character is light but still hearty enough to give the beer some substance. There's a mild hops presence but about the right amount for the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good lighter beer to drink for a long time, especially if you're in the mood for the style.

06-22-2008 03:12:21 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of BrewMonkey


3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours very light straw color with fluffy fine bubbled wite head. Moderate lacin.

Aroma of belgian yeast esters, some spiciness, very clovey.

Taste follows the spirit of the aroma with a tiny bit of citrus sweetness complimenting the clovew spice. Slight pepper finish, moutfeel is light and bubbly. Fairly crips finish.

This was a very nice drink on an extrememly hot afternoon.

06-20-2008 22:37:09 | More by BrewMonkey
Photo of MisterClean


3.05/5  rDev -15.7%

Bottle from tasting at Manderes.

A - Cloudy, light golden, medium head, very resilient head.

S - Heavy orange peel. That's all I can smell.

T - Orange zest. That's it.

M - Earthiness took over on the mouthfeel, could use less bittering to take the edge off.

D - Not bad, but there are better examples.

06-20-2008 04:58:44 | More by MisterClean
Photo of YankChef


2.98/5  rDev -17.7%

Had this one at wickenden pub in Providence,RI.

Pale, golden and somewhat hazy in color with a thin wispy head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma is of corriander and orange peel and a good bit of buttery wheatiness.

The flavor is good, but the finish is short. There is definitely sweetness, a touch of sour and then it is all kind of muddled and goes away...

Not the best wheat beer I have ever had and not one of avery's best in my opinion. Good in the summer time tho.

06-19-2008 00:53:19 | More by YankChef
Photo of mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

A - A faint yellow tint, mostly clear with a faint haze. A small white head, frothy and long lived. Only a touch of lacing.

S - A wheat malt aroma, a spicy white pepper, touch of honey and citrus.

T - A mild flavor with a light bit of malt and a hint of citrus. The aftertaste has a light mossy bitterness.

M - Smooth, thin, fairly refreshing.

D - All right. Not worth seeking out, but it is descent enough to try if you stumble across it.

06-16-2008 06:01:46 | More by mrasskicktastic
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - hazy, yellow color with a white head that left some spots of lacing.

S - yeast and spices.

T - a bit of a sour fruit taste with some sweetness after swallowing.

F - light with a clean feel.

D - one or two is ok.

06-09-2008 20:53:18 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of iuhophead87


3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

Poured from a 12oz bottle

A- Pours a very light yellow with a small white head that dissipates quickly.

S- Smells a little like orange blosoms with a sugary or malty background.

T- I'm not a huge fan of wits but is a god beer for this style. Very creamy and smooth with no bitterness. You can get more of the orange blossom taste if you leave it in or swish around in your mouth.

M- A little too carbonated for my liking. Although it is very light it does have a creamy texture.

D- Very refreshing! This could easily be a summer session beer!

06-01-2008 01:12:29 | More by iuhophead87
Photo of PatrickJR

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass.

A - Pale, hazy straw color as per style. Smallish one-finger head with moderate retention. A little lacing.

S - Strong yeast and wheat malt component, highlighted with a bit of coriander.

T - Starts off with a heavy yeast component, and then the coriander takes the forefront. Wheat malt and some skunky yeast prevails late palate, with a bitter citrus peel and coriander aftertaste.

M - Highly carbonated, but a bit thin. Somewhat watery.

D - A little strong on the coriander and unbalanced, but still not a bad witbier. Could drink a few but probably wouldn't. Nothing too memorable.

05-31-2008 08:15:20 | More by PatrickJR
Photo of Hojaminbag


3.1/5  rDev -14.4%

Golden body with a decent white head. The head disappears very quickly.

The nose is all wheats, with a bready character.

The taste is close to the nose. Wheat and bready character definitely dominate, with just a touch of citrus and spiciness. Medium bodied and slighty under carbonated.

Ok drinability, wheat beers are always nice on a hot day.

05-27-2008 15:49:30 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of Halcyondays


4.28/5  rDev +18.2%

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy sun yellow, with a perfect cap of white foam, great retention, with extensive lacing.

S: Pastry bread, almost a glazed donut scent, white sugar, light orange in the end.

T: One of the breadier tasting wits that I have had lately, the wheat is sweet-tasting and there in droves dominating the flavour of the brew. Orange is secondary, coriander definitely comes in 3rd, only a hint of that spice, light candied fruit in the finish.

M: Definitely a fuller-bodied wit, creamy, smooth, but light enough to be easily drinkable.

D: A great wit all and all by Avery, been tasting a lot of wits lately, this is top notch within that group.

05-27-2008 04:00:55 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of iceball585

New York

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

A- Dull yellow color, cloudy, half finger fluffy head that disolved almost completely

S- Orange peels, lemons, yeast, some spices

T- Strong yeast flavor, grains, wheat, hop bitterness, faint citrus zest

M- Light/medium body, low/medium carbonation, smooth, slightly watery

D- Worth trying

This is a very interesting beer. Not really one of my favorites but it was still worth trying.

05-18-2008 21:28:06 | More by iceball585
Photo of BretSikkink


4.08/5  rDev +12.7%

Hazy pale yellow color, quite bright actually, with what appears to be whitish milky sediment. Head is white, with good retention, although a little soapy. Lots of bubbles, and good lacing around the upper rim of the glass while the lower bits are washed away.

Pleasant aroma of decent power, mainly of coriander and cloves. There is a hint of earthy hops and wheat malt as well.

Some slight citric notes join the party in the flavor, but the coriander stars. Lightly sweet. Medium body for the style, with good carbonation.

Right on point, a strong American example of style.

05-17-2008 04:15:26 | More by BretSikkink
White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
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