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White Rascal - Avery Brewing Company

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2,134 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,134
Reviews: 744
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 34
Gots: 216 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2003

22 IBU
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Ratings: 2,134 | Reviews: 744
Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of iuhophead87
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of PatrickJR
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Halcyondays
4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of iceball585
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of BretSikkink
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of rye726
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pale light yellow color with a white head. The nose has lots of wheat malts with a strong presence of coriander, clove and orange. A little overpowering. A good basic wheat, but the spices a just a little over the top. I thinks a more delicate blend woul dbring this together nicely. A crisp light body goes down easy.

Photo of DrJay
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale straw colour with a thin white cap. Good head retention with a bit of fine lacing. Nice aroma - a bit of clove with lemon and spice. Low bitterness with a pleasant sweetness, followed by a hint of tartness. Lemon and spice filled out the middle and it finished with a bit of coriander. Light bodied with moderate carbonation, decent texture. An enjoyable witbier, easy drinking with a solid character.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale and hazey banana and honey yellow, a light head, and a lighter bubbling. The aroma is a sweet bready banana and clove with just atouch of citrus and yeast. he fruit is a little stagnant and muted up front. The bananas get run over by some different bread like malts that sort of hide the lingering herbal and citrus notes. Very smooth, but a little flat in the flavor dpartment. Although very refreshing.

Photo of gpogo
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy pale straw with moderate sized white head. Head dissipated and left no lacing.

A- Slightly sweet spiced wheat aroma.

T- Sweet with a slight hint of orange. Then I get a cloudy corriander taste in my mouth.

M- Medium bodied. High carbonation. Sort of creamy at the same time. Finishes slightly tart.

D- Incredibly refreshing. I've always enjoyed a good witbier and this is spiced just to my liking.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice yellow-orange color with a good sized white head. Nothing too special on the nose, sweet wheat with a nice orange spice. The taste was a very good Belgian White, a perfect mix of sweetness, orange fruit, and hops. This brew wasn't too strong or too heavy and its taste grows on you so its very drinkable.

Photo of Patrick999
4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed several of these out on the South Beach sand Sunday afternoon out of a plastic cup, so I figured I should give one a proper review.

A - Poured into a hefe glass. Not too much head; hell, I got more using plastic cups. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. Really does pour near-white, kind of a platinum blonde.

S - Smells like a quality wit: slight musty yeast character, check, coriander spicing, check, citrusy, triple check. Touches all the bases.

T - Refreshing, very good. Well-spiced over a solid wheat backing. Appreciate that these bottles contain some yeast; it really does help this come off as an authentic Belgian White....just gives it that slight sourdough bready taste I like.

F - Not quite as sharp as some other wits, but that's not always a bad thing. Still a little lacking in that bone-dry crispness.

D - It was no problem to put away 3 of these on the beach with a turkey sandwich. Was hoping some hot woman would ask me what I was drinking, but no such luck. Oh well. This beer works in many settings, from the beach to the dinner table. Excellent American take on witbier.

Photo of jsprain1
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-It pours a very cloudy, very pale, almost white. True to the stlye, but the head was weak.
S- Smell is rather spice laden. Coriander and orange peel playing big roles.
T-The taste is actually quite good imo. It starts off with a wheat taste, almost like a hefe, but then kicks the back of your tongue with a strong spiciness, nutmeg being the spice i have in mind. A slight orange zest flavor lingers in the finish.
M- The carbonation is high, as should be expected, but it is rather light bodied.
O- Right up there on the more drinkable wits. Too be sure, it is one of the most flavorful ones. Between this and the IPA, I have dug Avery thus far.
Last edit: 8/1/10

Photo of Gehrig
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Snagged at The Blind Pig while waiting for an Ebertfest flick, this took the edge off things nicely. The presentation was tremendous, plush with thick white froth on a very light lemon yellow. When I saw this, all I could picture was lemon meringue. Lots of spice to the nose and taste--pepper, coriander, ginger--mixed with fruit, primarily orange peel and lemon with a bit of berry. It's not exactly sour, but far from sweet--a healthy medium leaning slightly toward the spicy-sour side. Yet the creamy texture helps to mitigate any potential residual harshness.

Very nicely done, another hit from Avery. Witbier never blows me away, nor did this. But it was a really good representative of the style, complex and smooth, spicy with hints of tart. Well done.

Photo of bort11
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a hefe glass. Bright white head has a creamy texture. Color is a hazy straw yellow with a large amount of carbonation activity.

Smell is a musty wet hay with hints of lemon grass Taste has light fruity flavors, pears and apples. Slight hints of cloves and white pepper.

Mouthfeel is very crisp and clean with a slightly creamy texture. Very smooth going down and very sessionable. Very enjoyable.

Photo of williamherbert
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super cloudy pale yellow color. No lace. Hue of the middle traffic light. Looks a tad weak but we shall see.

The dry wheaty smell of a witbier combined with a spicy orange peel. Dry and with a little punch. Quite good.

Spicy Belgian taste, countered with the sweetness of the light wheaty accent. Puts the "Belgian" into the flavor for sure, with it's pungence. Spicier than a regular witbier, for sure.

Feels fizzy and dances on the palate. Leaves a dry, sticky film. It's a very nice spicy Belgian wit. Not at all a thin, watery witbier.

Photo of Portertime
4.32/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very fine witbier. Impressive for being American too. Pours a dense cloudy yellow with a touch of yeast sediment at the bottom. Smells like a whirl of orange, lemon, coriander spice, vanilla. Taste fruity but not overly sweet, coriander, orange peel, almost flowery. Smooth drinking and very quaffable.

Photo of chiapete
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A cloudy , pale , yellow appearance. Poured with a half inch off head that faded quickly. left good lacing down whole glass.

has a yeasty, grainy , spicy aroma. Almost sour and alcohol smell.

taste was spicy , yeasty , a little oily . slight sweetness.
but the spice does come through. mellowed as the drink went on.

mouth feel was rather light and watery.
slight bitter after taste but not much.
a drinkable beer.

Photo of abankovich
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is a little more muted than I was hoping for. However you can smell the fruit, sweetness and spices within this beer. It just smells and looks refreshing. Poured a nice cloudy pale gold, as it should per the style. The orange and coriander are noticeable as they should be.

Taste hits first with the spices and lots of it. The orange citrus flavor comes across as it passes over the tongue and is then more noticeable in the back of the nose after tasting than it was initially to me.

Mouthfeel is smooth but with a lingering spice flavor and light to medium body. Drinkability on this one is high. This is my first time having it and I like it more than Hoegaarden, which is one of the only other Belgian Wits that I've had to compare it to. Give this one a shot for sure.

Photo of nrbw23
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- A very pale strange cloudy light yellow. Almost looks like watered down lemonade. A small head and descent head.

S- Some orange/lemon, little coriander also. Grassy and clove type smells.

T- Follows the nose pretty much here.

M- Very light maybe a little too watery though.

D- Very drinkable and is probably best on a nice hot day.

Photo of BeerZack
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy golden pee-pee color with small ring of foam, does leave some lace.

Yeast, banana, citrus, baked beans...

Soft, yeasty wheat with banana, hint of spice (very mild clove). Pretty light and easy to drink. Bit of citrus and definitely doesn't overdo the spice. Moderate medium taste for the style.

Photo of Atron67
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P- 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter pretty harshly. hasnt aged much

A-poured a huge fluffy white head witha light golden cloudy. looked really good. the fluffy head stuck like hell and left big lacing all over the place.

S- big yeastiness. some wheaty charachter underneath but mainly yeast, little dissapointing,

T- smooth wheatiness, good flavor not as strong yeastiness in it but still there. good smooth, nice wheatyness, solid but not great

M- solid medium carbonation, smooth clean body

D- pretty damn good

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.31/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

3F of prickly white foamy head over a semi-opaque dirty-gold colored body. Nice lacing.

Good amount of spiced aromas - white pepper like. Lemon-citrus comes through next.

Flavors are really well balanced. Just enough sweetness to counter the tartness of the citrus. Plenty of malty goodness. Decent amount of spices - nothing too strong.

Mouthfeel is spectacular. Smooth, as a Wit should be - with just enough carbonation to keep it from being watery.

Drinkability is huge - the well balanced flavors combined with a silky smooth Mouthfeel make this one that you could enjoy all night.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,134 ratings.