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Special Edition - White Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 139
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.13%
Wants: 2
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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eporter66

New York

2.1/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A style that I have tried and not loved. Maybe this one just sat around to long, because we just had a bottle yesterday.

A - Cloudy, straw yellow in color. 1 finger head

S - Decent smell, lots of citrus, mostly lemon with a hint of yeast or something in the background.

T - This is where the beer lost me. The fruit flavors are certainly there (orange & lemon) but the beer seemed dominated by a sour flavor, maybe it sat around to long and the yeast took over. I am not sure, but it made the beer undrinkable to myself, and two others who tried it. We poured this out with 5 more sitting in the fridge that may suffer the same fate

M - A lot of carbonation, otherwise an average light body

D - I have to rate this low as it became my second drainpour (first was a Saison) since entering the world of microbrew. I dont see how I could rate this any higher since we did not go beyond two or three samples each.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 15:15:00 | More by eporter66
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3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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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.

Serving type: bottle

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Special Edition - White Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.