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White Rascal | Avery Brewing Company

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83
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
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Avg:
3.68
pDev:
24.18%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
22 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2003

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Reviews: 749 | Ratings: 2,339
Photo of lwillitz
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 2 fingers of white suds over a cloudy body of pale yellow; high amount of visible carbonation, very thin trail of lace

S - funk, lemon, spice

T - citrus, slightly funky yeast, fruity notes, peppery spice, grain, light sweetness, dry finish; fairly complex

M - light watery body, medium/high carbonation

O - White Rascal is an ok Belgian white.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a 3 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. Has that slightly citrus, Belgian yeast funk to it. Slightly peppery. Taste is bready with citrus undertones, slight orange peel, ending slightly spicy with a strong clove taste and aftertaste. It is a good beer. Easy to drink, goes down smooth and can drink multiple ones in a single setting.

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours a cloudy pale straw yellow, and forms a thin white head that fades quickly to a ring. Decent, if spotty, lacing.

S: Fruit esters, so many of them, swirl out of the glass. Apple, pear, banana, melon, wreathed about some pale wheatiness and a touch of spice.

T: Tart and then sweet, the flavor palate opens with a surge of citrus, which yields way to a pear-melon combination. Coriander and a herbaceous tinge color the entire tasting, growing stronger as it moves along, until the finish is primarily those flavors.

M: Light bodied, but just heavy enough to feel like a decent beer.

O: Not an overdone, overblown reach, but a more subtle approach to the style. What hop presence is there does not overpower and command everything for me, the way many more hop-prevalent beers do. J'approuve.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy light straw color. Active looking carbonation. Virtually no head, however, there are some splotches of lace in the middle. Aroma is quite fruity; like apples. Taste is sweet; the prevalent tastes are apple and spice. It is a very clean feel. Light bodied. Carbonation tickles the tongue. Crisp and refreshing and a slightly dry finish. A delightful beer which I enjoyed.

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Photo of NinjaJesus
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Like blue moon but bored with it? This is blue moon with a boost! More flavorful, more orange and coriander, definitely a solid beer choice if you are a fan of blue moon

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Photo of ChristWill
5/5  rDev +35.9%

I gave this a higher rating not because it stacks up with the classy barrel aged beers but because it is a solid beer.
if we only had standard beers that didn't get all fancy then this would be the leader. I have a keg of it and drink it whenever i don't have a $13 bottle of something aged.
As far as standard beers go this is a 5

just a nice smooth wheat (white) beer heavy handed on the spice and cloudy as hell. just the way beer should be.

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Photo of bark
2.9/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The cloudy liquid is cold yellow-orange (10 EBC), the finger thick white head leaves some lacing on the glass.

The smell is semi-sweet and spicy with distinct notes of bitter orange peel, wheat dough and herbs.

The taste is fresh and slightly bitter. Sweet notes of orange peels, exotic spices, phenolic herbs/spices, orange juice and some metallic off-flavours. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is a bit sticky with herbs, spices and tree sap. The finish is sweet and a bit frowsy.

The carbonation is medium to mild, the small bubbles smooth. The liquid is light and a little sticky.

Just below average, the flavours aren’t fresh enough.

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Photo of WAbeerfiend
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 04.11.14.

A: Straw yellow. See through. 1 1/2 finger head.

S: Lemon, spicy clove, wheat.

T: Lemon, sweet clove, wheat, orange.

M: Smooth.

O: To me, this did not taste like a wit. Maybe the bottle was old, but this tasted like a hef.

Rating: C

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Photo of dcscientist
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

Yes, a witbier that I actually liked. I had this on tap and didn't really know much about it beforehand, then came to find out that it's a Belgian white, which made me feel better because I just don't go for straight wheats. This style works better for me, and I'd actually drink this one again. Really nice flavor, mild and very easy to put down a few.

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Photo of kkleu357
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light hazy yellow body. Sweet spiced aroma. Hint of banana smell. First thing I got was a dull taste from the back of my tongue. A little spice on the sides and a hint of salt.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Hazy straw colored pour with a small white head that fades quickly and moderate carbonation. Nice strong grain and lemon aroma. Flavor is full of grain, spice and lemon. Can taste yeast, wheat, coriander, citrus and a little clove. Very light bodied. Finishes with a lingering spice flavor.

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Photo of beerman21
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Pours a bright straw yellow white soapy head dissipates rather quick. Almost appears like perfectly made mimosa, perfect proportion of champagne and orange juice.

Aroma; very fragrant! Citrus, strong spice aromatics a lot cardamom, nutmeg.

Flavor, picking up more spice, bright floral and citrus specifically tangerine, lemon peal... Lacks body, yet makes up in the refreshment end. Impressive beer for the style. I think it represents it well.

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Photo of spoony
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a stang-type glass. Reviewed from notes dated July 5, 2015.

A-The beer is a very-light yellow-orange hue with a short white head that fades quickly to a collar. There is some lacing on the glass. The beer is murky and nearly opaque.

S-The aroma is heavy on the Belgian flavors like bubblegum with a bit of banana, some orange tartness, bread, and wet grain. Spicing is milder than expected, but noticeable.

T-The taste is slightly grainy and grassy for the style. I detect orange, a good bit of spice (coriander mostly), some lemon, and a bubblegum flavor that lingers on the finish.

M-The body is medium to light in heft with a moderately crisp carbonation.

O-This is not my favorite wit beer or my favorite from Avery, but damn if the stuff isn't popular. The beer is serviceable and worthy of a summer day, but I'll take other wit beers (including Hoegaarden) all day over this stuff.

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Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours a lemony straw color, lingering white head. Aromas of peach and wheat dominate initially, fading to bubblegum esters, light banana, and a hint of coriander. Clove surfaces late. Flavor is less intense, with a lightly bready, crackery backbone supporting pear and peach undertones,a bit of coriander and clove, into a slightly earthy, dry finish. Lacks a bit in mouthfeel and wheat character, but a fairly characterful example of the style.

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Photo of travolta
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: A hazy straw color. No head retention or lacing. Not a very attractive beer at all.

Nose: Banana, clove, and spice. A tiny bit of lemon.

Taste: Same as the nose but with some crispy mouthfeel. A bit more lemon in the taste.

Taste: A very popular beer, and good in terms of style adaptation.

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Photo of jaredtp
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a pretty good beer. It had a bright yellow slightly orangish color. The head is fluffy and white foam. I could smell some sweetness, and mild spice, and strong clover as well. I could notice some faint citrus. It has a sweetness taste to it. It also has a light body to it as well.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle from SPIN! Pizza in Kansas City. I didn't catch the bottling/enjoy by date on this one, unfortunately. Poured into one of those tricky "pint" glass tumblers that has a ridge inside the glass so that it only holds 12 ounces in spite of looking like it would hold 16.

Appearance - Body is bright yellow and sunny with a slightly orangish twinge that gives it overall a hue similar to egg yolk. The consistency is cloud, preventing light from passing through, but giving it that glowing tone from the reflection on all the particulate. Atop the body sits a one and a half finger head of fluffy white foam that seems to dissipate pretty quickly, and leaves nothing in the way of lace. There is a ringlet of foam around the edge of the glass as well as a film of bubbles that is slightly thicker in some places across the surface of the liquid.

Smell - Pretty standard witbier characteristics, with Hawaiian sweet bread and mild spice along the lines of coriander and a fairly strong presence of clove. Overall, it's rather nondescript--not unpleasant, but not particularly wowing either. Some faint citrus, but the spice and wheat are the primary players here.

Taste - Like the smell, the taste is a blend of unassuming bready sweetness and baking spices with clove and some coriander. And like the smell, the taste isn't particularly stunning--it's mild and easily consumed, but lacking that little twinge of tartness that comes in the best witbiers (in my opinion anyway). There is a nice gentle sweetness of orange peel as well, but it's faint, and comes in only slightly on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and low to moderate carbonation, with a round, wheaty mouthfeel and a semisweet finish with low bitterness--almost none at all.

Overall, a reasonably tasty beer, and I will say that the fact that it comes in cans gives it a head start on the usual suspects I reach for when I want a wit. Definitely a great beer to take out on the lake. And truth be told, this is probably one of my preferred offerings from Avery--at least out of their regular lineup.

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Photo of hophugger
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A balanced Belgian. The color looks to me to be a slightly tannish-orange. The head is close to white and definitely shows you that it is there. Flavor is ok with a little bit of spice overtones and a bit of sweetness(not too much, though). It brings a great refreshing flavor yet is light, but not too light !

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light golden colored with plenty of haziness. Head is minuscule and only covers about a third of the top of the beer. Aroma of orange peel,some coriander,and pale wheat is present. The coriander is more prevalent in the flavor with orange peel and pale wheat playing more of a background note. The mouth is a bit watery and fairly quaffable.

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Photo of Auraan
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden color with a 1/5 finger of off-white head. It looks rather nice in body, though it could do with a larger, fluffier head. Scents of banana, clove, hints of coriander, earthy Belgian yeast, grainy, wheat bread malt and hints of orange peel with slight plastic-like notes. A standard, though overall pleasant witbier aroma that is true to style. Taste begins sweet, with a nice, clover honey-like flavor and a hint of bready malt, with notes of orange peel and coriander in the background. A faint tartness is also present. In the middle the honey-like flavors continue but the coriander becomes more assertive, along with hints of white pepper. The finish is semi-dry, with the flavors of coriander reaching their peak, alongside some floral, honey and white pepper notes. Aftertaste is semi-dry with notes of coriander, white pepper, orange peel and hints of bready malt. A very nice, true to style witbier flavor profile that is pleasantly sweet, refreshing, spicy yet not overpowering and a present, though not overbearing presence of orange peel. Quite nice. Mouthfeel is light bodied, with medium-high carbonation, a slight acidity and a semi-drying and vaguely creamy and smooth feel. Very nice, easy to drink and refreshing. Overall this is an excellent witbier. It stays true to style and provides a wonderfully refreshing drinking experience. While not the single best example of the style it is quite well executed and well worth trying.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegaarden witbier glass.

Classic bleach white creamy head, and two fingers tall and forms nicely and evenly of the pour. Classic opaque lemon and orange colored body. Some retention, but a standard soapy collar and some good staying power.

Solid impressive aroma. Tangerine oranges. Vanilla cream. Chewy sense of wheat malt and density. Love this fruit and vanilla like action.

Palate comes very impressively. Creamy malt body with a chewy palate. Lemon and orange flavors hit the tongue in a good splash. That creamy texture continues all the way down with the vanilla tones as well. Mild spice more like a dried grain sense on the finish, but finishes clean, wet, and nicely thick. Some popping bread toast as well that hits on the swallow nicely.

Really nice witbier, one I've put off for drinking in a long time, but good to know about since I really seem to be enjoying this one.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

I had this in a mug.
The appearance was a somewhat cloudy yellow with a decent transparency about it. Light lacing came about after a one finger white foamy head dissipated.
The smell was bready and spicy with a nice sweetness and then an added tart that was acceptable.
The taste was bready, spicy, sweet and tart all rolled into one. I liked it.
The mouthfeel was sweet, tart and spicy. I didn't mind that the breadiness kinda went away as the rest of the characters rolled over my tongue. This was about a light on the body.
Overall, damn, what a nice Summer brew, yup sure would love to have this again.

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Photo of SamN
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, lively, pale gold with a thin, loose bone-white head. Slightly cloudy, I want for a bit more sediment. Smell is creamy and bready-- apricots, sweet notes, distant hops. Mostly yeast and floral aromas.

White Rascal has a distinct lack of witbier spice; some corriander but not much. Low hops, but creamy and yeasty. Low carbonation, easily drinkable.

A nice CO wheat beer, good cold and in the sun.

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Photo of beermemarge
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured out of bottle into glass. Small amount of foam that dissipated quickly. Hazy light yellow straw in color. Smelled wheat and floral. Taste was a little off balanced. Picked up lemon, peppery notes, banana. Little to much pepper taste for me and overpowered the sweet aspect. Mouth feel, crisp, good carbonation. Overall, good beer just wasn't down with the contrast.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(poured with vigor into a 20 oz pint)

A: large foam stand on the pour, gradually receded over a few minutes, leaving sud boogers on the interior walls of the glass... the white foam has a spongy, rocky contour - lacks staying power though... fairly hazy, fairly yellow liquid

S: assertive-doughy yeast presence, lightly-toasted sugar cookie... coriander is well-balanced in the mix, citrus aromas shoot in at the bottom late in the whiff, flaring up the scent-light at the back of the nostrils... perhaps a bit more floral character would round it out perfectly

T: whoa! - buttload of coriander - perhaps a bit overboard?... citrus peel slowly fans out on the outer edges of the palate, dragging its mellow pith-y bitterness along... one can really taste the bare seed husks of the coriander in the finish... the finish also boasts a moderate amount of "green" flavors, whether cilantro leaf or hop-derived, though its bitterness doesn't come through quite that zippy... tiny hum of yeasty spice builds late...

M: clean, almost polished smooth... beautiful, round, sort of silky fullness to its flow... nice, dry finish... a notch or two more body than most

O: quite flavorful and drinkable... the coriander could stand to be toned down a bit... pretty tasty, serviceable Wit at any rate

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.