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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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: At the moment my stop watch say about 4 minutes and 15 seconds, I started running it about three minutes after I poured this glass of White Rascal and most of the head is still intact. So yeah, the head retention is pretty decent. It is a creamy, white head and it crowns a pale, yellow and hazy beer that has thousands of bubbles darting from the bottom to the top.

SMELL: The magnificent head retention has also allowed for excellent aroma retention. Even now, a good eight minutes after I initially poured this beer, it is still giving off a pretty solid aroma of lemon zest and a mild funk. There are also some tropical fruits lingering in this one.

TASTE: OK, stop watch is at eight minutes now and the head has finally settled into a cap that resembles the thickness of a beer coaster, so it's time to take a sip. The flavor is not as intense as the nose, but that's alright for this Witbier. Of course there is lemon and plenty of tropical fruit, but there also seems to be a hint of coconut to round it out. It's a pleasant and sweet taste that is contrasted just a touch by a mild funky earthiness.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and creamy, this light bodied beer is pretty sweet. The carbonation is low, providing just a faint tickle of the palate.

OVERALL: This is a very accessible beer. This is the kind of beer that people who don't like beer say "Oh, but I do like that one" about. That is not to say it cannot be appreciated by a BAer. No, it isn't my first choice, but it is a nice change of pace from the intensity that I typically seek in my brews. On the sweeter side, but well crafted and highly drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Perfect cloudy straw color with a white head that is considerably thicker than most I've encountered in this style. Lacing is quite good as well and there is a considerable amount of carbonation visible in the glass. Smell is lemony with a good wheat twang. Spices are well represented with a nice dollop of coriander, a hint of banana in the back. Taste follows the nose with a great wheat malt core and good spice component. Lemony bright with a slightly tart dryness. A bit of light crackery malt and faint banana/clove with a dash of black pepper. Feel is light with a smooth crisp carbonation. Superbly drinkable and a great version of the style. one of the best I've had. Well done Avery!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a single as part of a mix six at World Market in Round Rock. A substantial head upon initial pour, faded pretty quickly though. Left lots of sprider web lace though.Beer itself is a bit cloudy in appearance with a light straw color. Not a bad looker.

Very fruity and floral. Getting the coriander and orange right off the bat. A little lemon, banana, and wheat as well. I like.

Taste follows, but falls a bit flat. None of the scents really take over the taste, and the beer seems a bit muddled. Feels super carbonated as well and finishes quite dry. This would be a good hot weather beer for sure as it's quite easy to drink and not boozy at all. Finish is a little on the dry side.

All and all, a decent beer, but I'm not sure that this style is for me.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,465 ratings.
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