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Special Edition - White Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
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147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stephendr on 05-04-2007)
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Photo of TheMarkE
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale straw colored with a moderate head and lacing. Noticeable carbonation.

Smell: Citrus and spice.

Taste: Spice, lime, wheat, yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slightly bitter and tart finish.

The Verdict: Not bad. A Belgian ale with coriander and key lime which give it a different flavor, especially the key lime.

TheMarkE, Monday at 11:55 PM
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, spice, citrus juice, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, spice, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but I think the mix of smells is slightly better.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of brongladest
3.5/5  rDev +2%

A: golden, hazy
S: fruity esters, orange
T: orange citrus fruit, slightly sweet
MF: light to medium body, crisp
overall: easy to quaff, id buy a six pack to share with friends

brongladest, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of fishguyac
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

fishguyac, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of smurphy493
5/5  rDev +45.8%

smurphy493, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of mlklein27
3.5/5  rDev +2%

mlklein27, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of seedyone
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

05/14/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Loads of orange and coriander up front, with a nice crisp citrusy - lemony finish. Here is a good example of an front to back differentiation of tastes. This could be a good long session beer if that's what you're looking for. Bring on the BBQs.

seedyone, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle

Clear golden body; lots of visible carbonation.

Feel: very crisp, lively carbonation. Medium body is surprisingly ful for style.

Spicy aroma.

Flavorful with a bit too much coriander; Some lime peel flavor; spicy; mildly bitter; fanitly tart.

chinchill, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Pillowburn
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Pillowburn, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev +2%

enelson, May 03, 2014
Photo of Bieniek30
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Bieniek30, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

leprechaunandfatman, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -12.5%

ejimhof, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, chill-hazed gold in color, with a bright white head of foam.
Aroma-Faint lime note, spices
Taste-Faint coriander,wheat, spices. Lime peel in the finish provides a nice little bite. Pleasant and refreshing on a warm afternoon.

hosehead83, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +2%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3.5/5  rDev +2%

dgherm, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of BRYeleJR
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

BRYeleJR, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Beer_Slayer
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Beer_Slayer, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2/5  rDev -41.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Pookie
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Pookie, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of IDABEERGUY
3/5  rDev -12.5%

IDABEERGUY, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

jewellrunner, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

JSchock7, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev +2%

BGsWo22, Jun 08, 2013
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Special Edition - White Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
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