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Orange Avenue Wit - Coronado Brewing Company

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Orange Avenue WitOrange Avenue Wit

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BA SCORE
79
okay

290 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: armock on 04-18-2010)
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
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Nugganooch

California

3.38/5  rDev -2.6%

22oz bottle into an Angel City Flute style glass
Notes taken from 04/06/14

A: Sunburst yellowish-orange with considerable wheat haze obscuring visibility across the body. Thin lip of fizzy white foam settles up quickly to a mere halo. Some very mellow lace and dots of stick noted.

S: Smells predominantly of wheat malt with that grainy husk like quality. There is a nice honeysuckle sweetness to the nose and some light orange zest coming through. Dash of spicy pepper there. Mostly wheat malt up in here though which is not all that appealing to me.

T: Tastes much the same with a heavy influence of grainy wheat malt and some modest dried orange peel. Has a light sourdough bread likeness to it with a touch of orange blossom honey. Dash of faint spice but not a very developed yeast character here. There is a moderately low amount of bitterness perceived and the alcohol is well disguised throughout. Slight herbal note in the back. All in all this comes off very bland and pedestrian with not much going on in flavor town.

M: Moderate filling from the bready malts but stays on the lighter side. Still seems heavier than most Wits. Even carb could be higher but gives a smooth consistency. Touch watered down with a light drying in the finish. Fairly clean end result.

D: I am a Coronado fan as most of the offerings that they put out are solid but this one is a big miss for me. I can appreciate the need for a nice refreshing light Belgian Wit in your lineup but at least make it something special. This is just plain drab. Shock Top says hello.

04-11-2014 22:09:14 | More by Nugganooch
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3.43/5  rDev -1.2%

This was interesting.

Pours similar to the Coronado Orange Ave, but a little lighter in color, when put to the light. This is a very similar brew. Both are pale body, light and citrus backed. Both have the orange taste lingering in the body, however... this one has a sweetness that the regular Orange Ave doesn't have. Which makes this slightly different to the palate.

This is a good representation of the Witbier.

07-14-2010 22:04:09 | More by StevenBilodeau
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3.63/5  rDev +4.6%

Pours a pale filtered wheat, bright fluffy white head. Aroma has orange peel hints of honey and spices with coriander and chammomile. Flavor semi sweet spicy flavor with honey and orange peel in the background of this witbier. Mouthfeel is dry semi sweet with a light to medium bodied spices really coat the palate, drinkable for sure especially in warmer weather.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

The color is a very pale sort of orange. It's thickly hazed and has a moderate translucence to it. The head is fluffy and white, almost one finger tall with good retention and a modicum of spotting and patching intermingled.
It smells like orange peel, zest and juice with a bit of yeast under a dry pale malt. A hint of kitchen spices with a touch of sweetness also lingers a little.
Orange is the primary focus in this beer under almost thick malts with a tangy/dry wheat presence. Gentle spiciness sits through underneath, and there's an earthy overtone to it. Orange peel bitterness is light and constant.
This beer is unusually thick, its medium body quite big for a Wit. It still has a certain softness, though. It's brightly crisp all the way through. I want to score it higher but for slightly too much of a syrupy/sticky thing going on and only a moderate smoothness.

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Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.