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White Rascal | Avery Brewing Company

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White RascalWhite Rascal

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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: 758 | Ratings: 2,409
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a light straw with a fine half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of wheat, coriander, light stone fruit and a hint of toffee. Flavor follows, starting with wheat, coriander, light stone fruit, mostly apricot, clove; thins out into a semi-dry wheat and coriander bittered finish. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A reasonable domestic take on the style, with an aroma that is spot-on. The flavor starts out well, but kind of dissipates into a modest finish. Spicing is good for a witbier. Not as outstanding as many of Avery's other offerings, but a good, refreshing wit.

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Photo of beercam
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a perfect 5's across-the-board type of brew. True comestible art . That carbonation tho! Brrrr.

12 oz can, reading this on the bottom:
Canned 1-8-16
Then some inventory shit blah blaghh. Popped this at about 38 degrees... centrigrade!! Haha! Jk.. To me, this deep chill brings forward the best flavors of this very earthy, herbaceous stew, nearly garden-like in its yeasty presence, profoundly refreshing. Non-imbibers of farmhouses and belgians are depriving themselves of these deep, subtle, ornate ales. This beer to me represents a height of brewing activity, a triumph of liquid concoction. I find it endearing and chuckle-some that this beer comes in with such average ratings here on BA; an embarrassing exposure of a malnourished, confused, under-appreciative american palate in the realm of masterfully yeasty, spiced brews. Bros... seriously, check yourselves here.

But hey, bazinga, I drink this whenever and often, because it's a rival-less Belgian in a can whose quality stands up and out. I encourage all to support Avery, and to watch out for those oscar blue rascals, out there, breakin' tha law

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Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can.
Pours hazy apricot topped with a generous, foamy off-white head.
Typical fruity and spicy aroma with banana and clove.
Light, lively body.

Overall: mainstream and decent version of the style.

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Photo of GregA135
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy yellow/orange color with a white head
Smelled wheat, citrus and coriander
Taste like a typical Witbier
Witbier is not really a beer style I drink often. But this was refreshing and clean.

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Photo of akolb
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Coriander and more coriander. Sourdough yeastiness.
Taste: Clove. lemon, bread, coriander. No bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly creamy, light
A decent Belgian white ale

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Photo of DaverCS
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a moderately hazy yellow color with a touch of orange. 1/2 finger of white head that dissipated rather quickly.

Aroma is simple: citrus and wheat. Not spicy or complex. Mainly just a lemon-like citrus aroma and a nice slap of wheat. Perhaps a bit of bubblegum.

Taste is rather low on the carbonation, but the mouthfeel is very creamy. Absolutely no bitterness or hop profile to note. Definitely no alcohol character either; a dangerous beer on a hot summer day. Lots of lemon, some wheat, and only the smallest (I mean SMALL) bit of spice (clove predominantly). As soon as the swallow ends, the beer and most of the flavor is gone.

Overall, this is an ideal lawnmower beer. These go down so incredibly easy (almost too easy). It's by no means complex or world class in its style, but it is tasty and easy to drink. I see it pairing well with something spicy like carnitas tacos with a chipotle crema. It gets a 76.5/100.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. can with 15192 stamped on the bottom. Sampled on January 2, 2016.

It is an unfiltered slightly foggy yellow pour with a quick lasting white head.

The aroma is of wheat, light coriander and herbs, hay, and sweet malts. There is also a touch of apricot in the mix.

Light but creamy body.

This tends to be much sweeter than a lot of beers of this style but it was not offensive because the wheat and mild spice characters kicked in with subtle fashion. Dry end.

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Photo of rhett7660
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my go to beers when I am out or at a friends house. This beer is very clean and refreshing. No bitter taste and goes down rather easy. This beer is great for anytime of the year especially on a warm summer day.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a light hazy burnt yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Lacing was here and there in a messy stringy sort of way.
The smell started off with some citrus, yeasty/breadiness, and coriander - all nicely blended together.
The taste was sweet initially with a nice ordeal of the coriander to add extra flavor.
The mouthfeel was about a light on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation felt great and came across pretty low allowing the spice to take hold and cling on my tongue.
Overall, you know, I like this beer as it is and I like it for me, but this time of the year, its only hard to take down due to the fact that's almost too refreshing. I wonder if Avery should make this a seasonal, just saying.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a nice hazy golden straw color. Creamy white head that slowly dissipates, some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Banana, clove , lemon peel and some yeasty smells.

Taste: Very similar to the smell with banana, clove, lemon peel. Though it does taste slightly watered down compared to some Belgian wits.

Feel: Medium carbonation and this has pretty light almost at times watery mouthfeel.

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Photo of JNPIII127
4.52/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a bright hazy yellow with a about a one finger of head that dissipates rather quickly
tastes light with little to no bitterness and goes down rather smoothly
a great beer for drinking on a summer day

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Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden straw with a frothy white head that settles to a nice layer and laces lightly.

S: Light citrus, lemon and orange, a little spice, wheat, a bit yeasty, and a faint sweetness.

T: Light citrus and spice from the coriander and orange peel, bready wheat, and a little sweetness.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very drinkable wit. Great on a warm day.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: A generous white head tops a honey-colored haze. An uneven dispersement of Belgian lace lingers against the glass.

Smell: A strong collection of spices hits the nose hard, but is mellowed by yeasty malt and apricot.

Taste: The spice is more mellow on the tongue than the nose, but still adds a nice, distinct edge to the white peach and apricot esters. Pale malt in the finish rounds out the aftertaste, presenting itself as lightly toasted French bread.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, easy drinking, with a medium light body and moderate carbonation. A bit more bubbles would be useful in making the beer more refreshing, but the existing amount feels reasonable.

Overall: A fine beer, but nothing remarkable by any means. The spice, malt, and fruit perform a fine balancing act, but it's nothing any beer lover hasn't seen before, and a lack of crispness lets things fall a bit flat.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very very light gold with a white head that quickly dissipates. Has a sour smell, almost champagne like. Not tastes like many a belgian white that I've had before. It gave me a bit of indigestion. Not a bad beer but nothing spectacular.

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4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger head, with little to no retention, and minimum lacing. light gold body, medium cloudiness. On the nose, I get a slight lemon/citrus and caramel malt notes. On the palate I get a creamy biscuit flavor, a little sweet from the malts, and toasted pine nuts. Finishes crisp (not over carbonated, which is a plus. really lends to the white ale). clean wet mouth feel. I enjoy this ale, very sessionable.

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

Poured from a bottle as a cloudy pale gold with initially very active carbonation. the aroma is not too strong and is mainly candy sweet with slight funk. The taste follows the aroma, with the funk coming to the forefront and with a subdued sweetness along with a slight lemony citrus. Hops presence is medium low. The beer feels fairly light on the tongue as appropriate for the style; it has a pleasant bite from the carbonation. Overall this is a refreshing beer and a good example of the style.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium light body, medium high carbonation. White bread, wonder bread, spice, orange, Belgian flavors, creamy, hazy gold with a slight sweetness, white bread finished dry. Very mild hop accent.

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Photo of BeerWizard
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got a six of cans for a little over ten bucks, but I've seen it cheaper by as much as a couple dollars. Pours a hazy yellow with a short-lived airy head, but the carbonation keeps a layer of foam on the top. Smells citrusy and a little sour-yeast. Flavor is citrus and yeasty and has some mineral quality. Not a lot jumps out at you but still a solid wit. More dry than sweet and nice carbonation, really refreshing. ABV is pushing 6 so not crazy and you could definitely have a few. Nice summer beer - actually bought it because it was nice earlier, now raining! Still enjoying the beer though. Good stuff. Not the first time I've had it and won't be the last.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-murky hazy golden beer, with a head that didn't last
-very good scent from the orange and coriander
- taste is yeasty but with alot of orange and coriander, finishes with a wheat finish
-slightly over carbonated but other than that very smooth
- overall a great wit beer but like most of this style not anything really stands out. but a less conservative brew than most of its brothers.

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Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is one of those love or hate beers in my opinion, it has a strong yeasty flavor but at the same time has a good hop balance. Color is golden and has a fluffy white head that rests perfectly upon this brew. Had good lacing as one would expect from Avery brews. I feel this would be a wonderful summer time brew for a hot day, I certainly will be having a few more as the summer months come upon us.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White Rascal brewed by Avery Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.60% This brew pours out a nice cloudy amber color, with a nice white head. This brew has the look of most witbier on the market. The smell is rich with citrus grains, and malts. You kind of pick up on a sour sweetness in the smell of this brew. The taste is bold with flavor. There is citrus and a nice smoothness of grains. The mouthfeel is rich , but smooth. There is a lot going on in this brew. Avery Brewing Company did a nice job with this brew. There is not overpowering in this brew, it has a nice balance to it. Overall i'm giving White Rascal 4 out of 5.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent representation of a Witbier. Although not a 'blow you away' offering. Worth a drink, but not to seek out.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of ColoradoPhil
2.15/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Beer taste is subjective. I should have read the label more carefully. I hate coriander. This beer might be someone else's favorite. The spice flavor makes this taste bad to me. I bought a six pack and took it back to the store. To be fair I will have to try a beer from them that is more suitable from my taste preference I'll try Avery Brewing Co. IPA or Stout next. This stuff I wouldn't ever buy again.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great looking beer. Good frothy pale white head and a slight cloudy golden body.

Smells robust of cloves and other spices, plus a touch of lemon and sweet bready malts.

Taste is true to nose, spice-heavy with clove and banana notes, plus a thick bread taste and sweetness. Banana bread, I guess, but with a touch of tartness maybe.

It's medium-bodied and not necessarily something you can easily throw back, which I find interesting because I feel this brew (and many witbiers) appeal to the type of folks looking to drink a lot more than enjoy a lot.

I don't mean that as a diss to this beer, I find this to be reasonably tasty, but something prevents me from enjoying it fully. Wish I knew what that was.

I actually think this is a great beer to bring to a party, either winter or summer, since it's in cans and seems to be conservative enough for those not necessarily into beer and good enough for the beer-obsessed.

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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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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,409 ratings.
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