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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark, hazy yellow with a short, white head that has little retention

S - lemon, yeast, faint coriander, faint white grapes

T - wheat, faint yeast, faint white grapes, very faint spices

M - light bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is an OK beer. I would like more of the wheat and promised orange peel to come through. The malt and yeast give off a heavy white grape note similar to a scaled down Tripel. It's easy to drink but boring. I won't buy this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of circus_cat
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a yellow, light golden, hazy body. I got a LOT of head on mine pouring into a regular pint class. It took me a while to finish the pour because the head was so extreme. Fluffy, white, shiny head with a seafoam texture. Very pleasant.

S: Grains, wheat, lemon (a very sour citrus aroma), the coriander and orange peel they advertise is definitely present at the end. Smells like a typical belgian white.

T: Also tastes like a typical belgian white. Full of orange, corriander, and lemon zest. After the citrus notes up front, you get spiciness in the middle with a crisp, clean wheat finish.

M: Light-bodied, nice, moderate amount of carbonation. Pleasant and refreshing. So clean on the finish, all it does is refresh. Nothing lingering.

O: An easy-drinker. Perfect for a summer day. Not my favorite style, but they nail this style handily.

UPDATE: i just drank 12 oz of this in about five minutes flat. Did I mention it was an easy drinker? My Whole Foods sells craft beer singles and I noticed this one on the shelf and only picked up one (in a can, might i add--kudos to Avery because cans are the way to go, IMO)--I'm glad I only got one because again, this isn't my favorite style...but this beer is IDEAL for a craft beer beginner, or a craft beer geek even, who doesn't like big beers, thick beers, or hoppy beers but also wants more substance than a pilsner or light lager.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of zeledonia
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned 10 April 2012. Tasted 4 September 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours pale straw yellow, a very dry yellow. A bit of soft haze clouds the lgass. One finger of white head, starts out pretty and fluffy, but fades to just a thin ring around the surface.

Smells more like a hefeweizen than a wit, but it's nice. Big Belgian yeast, heavy on the spices, especially clove. Some softer spices dancing around that. It feels like a bubble, with this light spice layer floating above a difficult-to-see emptiness.

Taste is clean and crisp, with a touch of hops and a citrus twang. Pretty good, but more inoffensive than impressive.

Mouthfeel is quite good - light, clean, and moderately dry in the finish.

This beer is a little funny. If the can didn't tell me otherwise, I'd guess that it's a hefe, not a wit. But whatever it is, it's tasty. Smell, full of warm spices, is a highlight.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Mojo
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a very drinkable beer, although it is just basically average. It pours a pale straw color head with a one finger head and poor retention. Lacing is left on the glass. Smell is floral and oranges. Mouthfeel is full with plenty of carbonation. Taste is very citrus on the front and mild hops on the finish. I wouldn't turn one down if offered, but I wouldn't seek it out either. Just very average.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very cloudy yeller with a sloppy bright white head. Eh retention and lace for a wit.

Yeasty hay and peppery orange aroma. Smells very, very sweet.

Doesn't taste as sweet as it smells, which is a good thing. Tastes like an orange spritzer more than a wit. More of that yeasty hay or peppery-ness from the aroma would be nice if it made it into the flavor profile.

An average wit elsewhere it's the best wit in a can that I can think of. Not sure what that's worth. A lot if you're at the beach I guess.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
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