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Coronado Orange Avenue - Coronado Brewing Company

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Coronado Orange AvenueCoronado Orange Avenue

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2008)
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Reviews by Dukeofearl:
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3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first review in a while. Let's see if I can remember how!

22 oz. bomber purchased from LaBodega in Riverside, CA., in November 2009 for $4.49. Poured into a Fuller's Imperial Pint Galss.

Huge massive white foamy head- more than half the glass. After about 5 minutes, it settles to something reasonable. Beer is a pale straw yellow, moderately hazy, almost like a witte or a hefe. Not at all what I expected until I read that it's wheat-based. OK, now I get it.

Aroma- corainder. And more coriander. Maybe this is a witte! I am looking for orange, and don't find it, at least not at first.

Flavor follows the coriander-wheat profile. Orange? Maybe a bit, a nice hint, there is, but I would expect something more pronounced for the advertising. A bit of sweetness that may be the citrus. No hop bitterness at all; it probably just keeps this from being one-dimensional. Actually tastes nice and refreshing, quite enjoyable, but not much orange.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2009 23:47:56 | More by Dukeofearl
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3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, high carbonation, orange-yellow in color, hazy

Smell: coriander, orange, and peach

Taste: wheat, coriander, orange, and peach

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet, medium carbonation

Overall: I get more peach than orange, but this is a nice summer time brew. One of the better beers I have had from the brewery to date. I will get this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 14:31:48 | More by tigg924
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3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, dark gold color. Spots for lace. Small but lasting head.

Sweet orange blossom smell. Light malt in the background.

The flavor is similar to a creamsicle with a neutral ice cream and a candied orange flavor. Full bodied and lowly carbonated. Short aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2014 21:51:25 | More by smcolw
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Coronado Brewing Compan'y Orange Avenue last week for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I had this a couple weeks ago at a local beer festival and I liked so I thought I would pick up a bottle, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but I think it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

A- The bottle looks pretty nice, it's got a good design and a little bit of information about the beer. It poured a orangish gold color that took on more of an orange color when held to the light with almost a fingers worth of white head that quickly died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This was a nice looking beer, I liked the color, but I wish the head and retention were a little better.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by the malts being the first to show up and they impart some light sweet malt, bready and wheat like aromas with a little bit of doughy yeast showing up in the background. Up next comes a nice orange aroma that has a natural orange oil like aroma to and it's followed by a slight higher amount of medium spices with some coriander seeming to stick out the most. This beer had a pretty nice aroma and it lived up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with neither aspect seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes some oranges which impart the same orange rind oil like aspect that it did in the aroma and followed by the spices which seem to show up a little more than they did in the aroma and the coriander still sticks out the most. On the finish there's no bitterness with a slight wheat and a perfume like mixture of orange rind oil and spices showing up in the aftertaste. This was a nice tasting beer, but i thought the combination of oranges and spices got a little perfume like for me.

M- Fairly smooth, a little crisp, slightly refreshing, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty nice mouthfeel, but the perfumey aspect didn't make it as smooth as I would like.

overall I thought this was a decent beer and I thought it was pretty close to average example of a orange infused wheat beer but the different orange aspect it had made it a little unique, but i tend to like this style to have more of a typical orange rind like aspect. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, it was fairly smooth, a little crisp, slightly refreshing, not filling, but the taste didn't do the best job at holding my attention and the perfume aspect started to wear on me by the end of the bottle so one would be my limit. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, it had just the right amount of balance and I wish the taste had the same balance. What I liked the least about this beer was the how the combination of the oranges and the spices made for a perfume like flavor, it really held the taste and drinkability back. I don't think I would get this beer again, I would rather have an Oberon. I don't think I would recommend this beer, but other people may not find it as perfume like as me. All in all I didn't think was a bad beer, but I didn't really enjoy it to much, I don't remember it being as perfume like when i had it at the beer fest. I appreciate the effort guys, but I think with a little work this could be a pretty nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 03:31:30 | More by StoutHunter
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-04-2014 12:19:57 | More by hozersr
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4.59/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5


Minimal lacing and pours to an almost dreamsicle like in color. Non-transparent, medium head with tints of orange hue


Sweet, light orange, sugar-citrus, peachy


WOW!! A light delicious mouth-feel of dancing flavors from orange to wheat, bananas, yeast and citrus It’s so light and refreshing and has a myriad of delicious notes weaving through the glass. Certainly wasn't expecting it, I'm usually not a fan of this style of beer but I'm really glad I got it.


Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 17:59:45 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-09-2013 12:38:41 | More by cletusdog
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3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Dark orange and lemon peel yellow with an off white foam.

S-Orange. Not much coming out of the glass on this one.

T-Orange and light citrus.

M-Nice creamy mouthfeel but the finish doesn't last very long.

O-It's fine I suppose. I preferred the rest of their beers. Just not too much going on with th

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 00:24:14 | More by Jree261
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-03-2013 01:45:08 | More by rolltide8425
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2.28/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Spied this Orange Avenue Wit in the clearance bin at the local DM, and in true to myself fashion I had to both get it and make a silly pun referencing the name in the review: let's hope it's a full Wit and not a half Wit... yes I'm bad.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Looks the part, very Wit-like cloudy orange body and a frothy white 1cm head, neato.

S: Wrong, wrong, wrong. Don't know if this has been light-struck or if it's supposed to smell like this but there is a funky cross between coriander and coconut going on that is just plain off-setting. The aroma is more like women's coconut hand moisturiser from bodyshop than a beer.

T: Even worse is the flavour - I'm convinced this is a light-struck beer, no one would want a Wit that tastes like this; funky coriander, bitter orange, slight yeast sour note with a smattering of spices that jar (cardamom, five spice) this brew and make it taste neither refreshing or moreish.

M: Flat and mid to light bodied.

D: Not sure if I had damaged goods but I hope for the sake of the brewer it was. I have rated this accordingly and will ne'er touch this beer with a 10 foot barge pole... helps that I don't own a barge pole, or a barge for that matter.

Food match: Don't drink this beer unless you are eating food with ghost chillies and need cold liquid handy and this is the only thing that is available in a 50 mile vicinity.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 12:16:39 | More by doktorhops
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Coronado Orange Avenue from Coronado Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.