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Coronado Orange Avenue - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cletusdog
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

cletusdog, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Jree261
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
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

Jree261, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

rolltide8425, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of doktorhops
2.28/5  rDev -35.8%
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.

doktorhops, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Alek
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Alek, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of HIBC
4/5  rDev +12.7%

HIBC, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of quadhog
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

quadhog, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

duceswild, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of BoRaeCho
4/5  rDev +12.7%

BoRaeCho, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of heygeebee
2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

BB Feb 13

Pours a half-finger head - pale gold (or dark straw) body.

Yeast driven driven aromas - with some old socks thrown in. Orange in the mix.

Taste is very yeast driven, some orange, wheat, bready malts.

Mouthfeel OK and crsip. Nicely carbonated.

All in all - one wonders why Dannos chose this beer to bring in to Aus? Not bad, but not not great.

heygeebee, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of dmsohyea
3/5  rDev -15.5%

dmsohyea, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of dansmcd
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a cloudy orange colour with one finger of creamy white head and decent lacing.

S - Citrus, mouldy hay with some spice.

T - A subdued yeast flavour wraps around tastes of orange, wheat and coriander.

M - Moderate to high carbonation. Light body.

O - Fairly ho hum.

dansmcd, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold color with a sudsy top, held short from an overpour. 3.5

Wheat malts, big coriander notes, sliced orange, and grassy hops. 4.0

Lovely hoppy pale whaet with big coriander and peppercorn notes. Very floral and spicy. Wheat malts flow beneath orange peel sweetness with some delightful smacks of tartness. Bitter finish. Great overall profile; imbalanced in the best possible way. 4.0

Velvety smooth with a fierce carb crunch. Biting on the palate, yet silky on the tongue. This wheat beer has unreal body. Kickass feel. 4.5

Coronado, with the slam dunk! Top 5 APW for me. Great summer brewski. 4.0

thecheapies, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room on 4/28/12.

A - pale gold; thin lacing of white head; good retention

S - citrusy, coriander, orange, lemon

T - yeast, lemon, straw

M - light bodied, smooth, little carbonation

This was a rather mediocre offering. The flavor was rather mild and simple. Ultimately, it's forgettable.

tdm168, May 05, 2012
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber. This one is actually labelled "Orange Avenue Wit" with an abv of 5.2%. Poured into a pint glass.

Frothy white head that collapses quickly. Pale, slightly cloudy yellow color with some spotty lacing. A bit lacking.

Some very mild orange aromas.

Opens sweet. Orange zest, sugar, and wheat beer flavors do come through. Sweet tarts without the tartness. Finish is filmy and spicy. Not much going on here. Clean though.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Watery and bubbly in the mouth and quenching going down. Mellow finish with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Pretty drinkable.

A decent beer though not one that really sets itself apart in any way. Worth trying, especially on a hot summer day.

SpeedwayJim, May 03, 2012
Photo of JasonB
3/5  rDev -15.5%

JasonB, May 02, 2012
Photo of yergermeister
3/5  rDev -15.5%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of kimbo33
3/5  rDev -15.5%

kimbo33, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Pencible, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of msarver16
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Warm and tasty light beer. Pale amber in the tall glass. They like to call it a Wit but it's clearly the American wheat with a little flavoring. Hoppier than a lot of examples of the style. It would be a great alternative to a pale ale. Still, it's a slightly sweet and rather malty wheat beer. Quite a nice toasted flavor with a little scorched toast flavor. Bitter orange peel in the long aftertaste. Nose of orange blossom honey.

On tap at El Take it Easy on 30th St. in San Diego. Great with the crispy rabbit liver tacos.

mactrail, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of ineva
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

ineva, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of mattkoon
2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm confused by this one. It pours a cloudy light straw colored. I was excited to try this one. I love wheat beers, but this was one of the blandest I've tried. No sweetness no nothing, not very flavorful at all. If you're gonna drink this you might as well have a generic light beer.

mattkoon, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of crvcac
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light gold, cloudy, nice head, nice carb
Smell: Prominent zesty odors, smells fresh and clean
Taste: Nice orange taste upfront and through the finish
Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, clean and refreshing with slight lingering of zest
Drinkability: Too light to be a wit more like an unfiltered lager. Overall a nice beer

crvcac, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of John_M
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today. The beer menu lists it as a wit, but I think pale wheat ale is more accurate.

The beer pours a pale gold color with so-so head retention and OK lacing (probably fine for the style, but not a whole lot there). The nose is very light and very "wheaty," with maybe a hint of underlying spice and bitterness. The beer is a bit better on the palate, but not a lot better. In addition to the wheat, there is a hint of orange citrus and light honey. Mouthfeel is light, and the beer shows a touch of bitterness on the finish. The beer has a surprisingly decent amount of flavor (even if what's there is fairly simple and one dimensional), and so drinkability is actually pretty decent.

Mehhh... I've had worse, but this is nothing to get excited about. Just another american style wheat beer that shows a bit of hoppy bitterness on the finish.

John_M, Jul 05, 2010
Coronado Orange Avenue from Coronado Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.