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Special Edition - White Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 0
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.

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.

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

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of smurphy493
5/5  rDev +45.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Special Edition - White Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.