White Rascal | Avery Brewing Company

White RascalWhite Rascal
2,503 Ratings
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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Ratings: 2,503 |  Reviews: 781
Photo of Dave1999
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of speedvagen
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jp32
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass, including all the yeasty sediment from the bottom of the bottle. A very soft, hazy yellow color and cloudy as expected. Extremely light-colored yellow.

An awesome fruity wheat ale flavor while still managing to keep it lightly done. No overpowering attributes, just an easy drinking wheat ale. Maybe a good choice as a break-in beer for someone.

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Photo of deadliest
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jwinship83
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle drank out of my samual adams perfect pint glass.

A- this one pours out a somewhat hazy golden colored body with a tall bright white head on top. the head has decent retention and leaves behind small rings of lacing on the sides of my glass.

S- the first thing i notice in the nose is malted wheat. after that i get some fruity (orange) esters and something sweet like honey. theres a decent spiciness i can pick up. coriander and clove mostly.

T- malted wheat as in the nose followed by some sweet honey and a pretty strong orange taste. the spice level in the taste is stronger than in the nose. lots of clove and coriander. a little bit of bubblegum.

M- the body is about average size for the style and highly carbonated.

D- one of the spicier wits ive tried. a little over spiced for my liking. the six pack i bought was well received by my non beer loving family.

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Photo of rypkr
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of soupyman10
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very light, opaque yellow-near-golden color. Head dissolves too fast. Nose is crazy strong citrus and wheat; smells how it should. Nice buttery taste, smooth as hell. Lots of wheat, however the citrus is much subtler than I expected based on the nose. Body is medium with good carbonation. This one was okay; a mediocre wit.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Overall, this is a decent American version of a Wit Bier, and I prefer it to the more accessible bigguns. A little peppery spice compliments the orange and coriander aromas and flavors, and is refreshing and easy to consume.. Balanced and light, this is a great warm weather all day beer. Cheers!

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Photo of rdooley
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of jhartley
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on June 24, 2012. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Pint glass. Digitized code/date on bottom of can.
A-Straw yellow, cloudy unfiltered. Thick bubbly white head, quickly dissipates with nice lacing.

S-Straw. Grass. Coriander. Funk.

T-Grassy at first then a faint orange, spicy flavor.

M-Very light, easy to drink. Low ABV very sessionable, definite summer drink to me.

O-Decent Belgian Wit; light, funky, tasty. Very easy to drink a lot of these on a hot summer day.

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Photo of brdc
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small capped bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy yellowish body, with an off white head that is significantly smaller than its original counterparts.
Aroma is the usual, pleasant combination of citric fruits, orange peel, coriander.
Light and refreshing, easy to drink, it shows a bit more coriander on the palate than expected, but otherwise, a very solid example of the style. A little acidic, fruity, with some spicy notes.
It is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow with lots of head. Almost whit in appearance. Smells of faint hops and wheat wheat wheat. Tastes light and wheat heavy with a bit of hops. Very drinkable But really nothing special. A bit thin for my liking but overall decent considering ite from Avery

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Photo of DCon
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 fl oz can of this from Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $1.99. Poured from the Deviously Delicious Can into a Pilsner glass and reviewing my 2nd time. Does not have a freshness date on the bottom, just serial codes.

Aroma- Very light aroma with good sweetness and bit of grain. Also hints of orange peel.

Appearance- Pours a 5 finger head that has AWESOME retention. Has a pale straw color body with a light haze but good clarity when it comes down to it. Leaves good lacing.

Flavor- Nice and sweet from the beginning with the orange taste again. Light and crisp but then has a tart, dry finish at the end. No real spices evident or hop bitterness (very low if anything).

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, HIGH carbonation, Smooth, and the tart finish on the tongue. Really interesting effervescent character here.

Overall Impression- This is much more refreshing and interesting than I've had before! Has a good orange smell and taste, and has a good finish. Will be getting more of these for float trips!

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.02/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of colts9016
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy pale yellow with little to no head.
There are notes of citrus, apples, coriander and barley malt and hints of esters.
The flavor is Wheat with a some malt and hints of coriander and citrus.
There is slight acidic mouthfeel and the finish has a moderate duration. Overall it is a light beer with some flavor.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy with yeast. Big bubbles noticeable. HEAD: Nice specs of lacing and retention to the last sip. COLOR: Straw yellow.

S- YEAST: Nice funky Belgian yeast flavors. SPICES: Typical coriander and orange in light to medium amounts MALT: Pilsner and Belgian aromatic with wheat make for a light base that allows other flavors to shine. HOPS: Light bitter Saaz twang.

T- TONGUE: Clean and dry with some wheat tannins. HOPS: Nice bitter feeling in aftertaste. SPICES: Floral and lightly citric. YEAST: Tart and... "yeasty". MALT: Sweet and reminiscent of a light flour biscuit.

M- BODY: Light and refreshing. CARBONATION: Light and bubbly.

D- This is a damn good Witbier at a 6 pack for 1.40$ per beer and better than most, but doesn't come in 12 packs for 1.04$ per beer like Sam Adams Seasonal.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 5-25-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Citrus yellow, 1 finger of foam but dissipated quick. Decent lacing ring present with carbonation

S - Slight citrus, big wheat/malt aroma, no hop presence

T - Big wheat flavor followed with malts, slight citrus taste at the end

M/D - Pretty wheaty brew not big on this one, pretty easy to drink but the wheat taste wasn't for me

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Photo of kew
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with my new Chimay Chalice glass
*Notes taken on 12/30/12

A: Vibrant golden yellow body with some minimal haze to it and evident carbonation. Thin wisp of paper white froth settles on top with low hang time observed . Few streaks of lace paint the glass along with some dotting work too.

S: Sourdough biscuit with orange peel, lemon, coriander, and some healthy Belgian yeast character. Touch of clove spices with a subtle hint of banana peel. Smells very nice and appropriate for the style.

T: Tastes follows much of the nose with a more prominent golden fruit character. Citrus zest blends with some grainy sourdough bread, coriander, and signature Belgian yeast esters. Clove spice and banana combo mostly with some peppercorns mixed in. Has a nice refreshing spiced citrus flavor. Light with no alcohol coming through and just a mild bitterness. Pretty solid rendition of the style.

M: Very light in body with a frothy texture and nice popping carbonation. A touch thin in body but as to be expected. Nice dry and crisp finish.

D: This is a nice offering from Avery with very little flaws noted. Not exactly a wow you beer but most Wits aren’t. Well crafted none the less. Light and crisp with some citrusy spice.

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White Rascal from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,503 ratings
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