Orange Avenue Wit - Coronado Brewing Company

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 8
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: armock on 04-18-2010

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Ratings: 411 | Reviews: 98
Reviews by badboyrsl84:
Photo of badboyrsl84
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark yellow/ light brown with a white head.

Smell- wheat is present but a beautiful hint of orange comes through as well as other spices.

Taste- follows the nose really well. The wheat, oranges, and summer spices play well togeter.

Overall- nice summer ale that will satisfy any craft beer drinker

More User Reviews:
Photo of asuburbanman
4.32/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good beer that has a nice orange hint to it. It's subtle

Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle. Sexy mermaiden schooner-purveyor depicted on the typically well-rendered label for this brewer.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden straw hue, with two fingers of moderately puffy, bubbly dirty white heady, which leaves a somewhat low berm of pockmarked landfall lace around the glass as rather quickly abates.

It smells of semi-sweet fruity orange, savoury coriander, grainy wheat and pale malt, very mild lemon, yeast, and traditional banana wit notes. The taste is sweet mandarin orange and lemon citrus zest, middling earthy yeast, grainy, mostly dry wheat malt, banana chips, a touch of neutered clove spiciness, and an earthy, somewhat weedy drying hoppiness. Nothing really honey-like presents itself at any point in this whole affair.

The carbonation is a tad frothy, but generally just a supportive understatement, the body actually a sturdy medium weight for the style, but lacking anything resembling a serious smoothness quotient. It finishes off-dry, the fruity citrus really the star, as the yeast, wheat, and spice blend into a generic swirl of umami which does well by its innocuousness.

A sort of middle-range witbier, one tempered by a straight-up citrus fruit and sweetness, but lacking the edgy yeast and grain characters necessary to provide the expected balance. Of course, this offering somehow finds its way around that particular dichotomy, one which I'm still trying to figure out. So, if you take one thing from all of this, it should be: orange, and all the things that rhyme with it (man, I just can't get away from the 90's alt-rock references tonight. Oh well).

Photo of Nick29
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer was a great substitute for blue moon

Photo of socon67
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Cloudy orange pour with a bubbly white foam head. Slight lacing.

S - Strong citrus smell with a bit of yeast and zest. Some coriander spice lingers.

T - Decent flavor of light grains and tart orange flavor. Finish is mildly spiced.

M - Easy drinking witbier with good drinkability. Good BBQ beer pairing.

O - Just a solid wheat beer with some strong citrus notes. Better to have orange in your beer this way than what Blue Moon does.

Photo of cjgator3
3.26/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle

A- Pours a hazy golden yellow color with an off-white head with good retention and lacing. 

S- The aroma is pale wheat, spices, honey and hints of citrus zest along with some yeast.

T- The taste like the aroma is wheat along with some spices, some nice citrusy flavors, and some hops and yeast in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a decent Wit but nothing I would purchase again.

Photo of silver0rlead
2.91/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy gold color with a thin eggshell head that retains OK. The aroma has some spices upfront (corriander, clove, orange peel) along with a little biscuit, bandaid, wax and some fruitiness. The flavor is similar to the aroma with spices upfront, along with a little hay, some orange and lemon, wax, bandaid and funk and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is light and drinkability is OK. This is a decent wit but it's astringent and has a weird bandaid flavor/aroma that is offputting.

Photo of aepb1
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- bland straw, cloudy body, small white had

S- Some orange and spices, not a whole lot

T- Orange, citrusy, wit beer as it should be, bready, crisp finish

M- Light body, decent carbonation, crisp

D- Nothing above average here at all. But there's nothing offensive at all. It is quite easy to drink but I'm not going to go out of the way to seek this.

Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges, some wheat. Taste is orange peel, wheat, a bit on the tart side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and easy drinking beer.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.95/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a small white head.
Nose shows bready malt, soft orange and faint honey. Very soft.
Similar flavours of sweet light malt, honey with accompanying grainy notes and orange peel. No wheat showing.
Seems watery.
Doesn't exactly hit the mark for a witbier...

Photo of emerge077
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden orange, hazy with visible carbonation streaming upwards. A finger of foam or less, dwindles down quickly. No lace, just a thin ring around the glass.

Aroma isn't its strong suit, wheat and vague coriander, no noticeable citrus.

Tastes fairly bland, citrus is absent in the taste as well. Astringent and thin bodied, supple at the end. Wheaty, simple, sort of quenching but not very exciting. With a name like citrus avenue, it's a crime to have this little citrus flavor.

Photo of AEK
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Shofferhofer weizen glass.

A. Pale yellow with a tall white head. Seems very lively, plenty of bubbled streaming upwards. The bottom of the glass is a mass of bubbles.

S. Lots of tropical fruits, candy floss. floral notes and some spiciness.

T. Wheat, grapefruit, a slight hint of bubblegum and a nice hop presence. Lightly carbonated.

M. Light to medium.

D. A nice refreshing, thirst quenching beer.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy goldenrod color with a frothy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of faint wheat with some really light spice notes.

Tastes of light wheat notes with some background notes. Wheat hits first with some twang that is rounded out by some sweetness giving an orangelike feel. Some very faint spice notes come in the end.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a mediocre wit and could definitely be improved on.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P- Al's of Hampden

A- a clear carbonated bright hay yellow color. A stciky lacing left on my pint with a one finger head.

S- orange and supple wheat are prominent but then there is coriander and honey on the back end.

T- Strong orange and wheat dominate. I then get some sweet honey and the hint of coriander.

M- dry and citrusly wheaty. Goes down easy and without a cringe.

D-Overall a good brew, unique and one of a kind. this would be a good summer beer.

Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear yellow with a thin head and no lace. It's aroma is of fresh baked bread and mild citrus. The flavor leads with bread with honey and mild malt sweetness with very faint orange in the finish. The mouthfeel is light. Coronado Orange Wit is a refreshing, decent beer, recommended.

Photo of smakawhat
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegaarden witbier tumbler.

A simple cloudy and opaque dull apricot body, with barely half a finger of white head off the pour. Settles though to a thin puck and a nice creamy white collar, with a little bit of clarity towards the head.

Bouquet is orange, but also something a little unpleasant. A hint of bile strangely it seems. The orange is quite nice and doesn't come off to artificial.

Nice first impression the sip. Good dense orange fruit at first, followed with a nice creamy palate and solid chewy wheat backbone. Dense. Controlled finish and a bit of toasty and bready aromas surprisingly on the swallow too. Glad that not much of that slightly off aroma is coming out in the taste.

Overall a fairly solid and pleasant witbier.

Photo of buschbeer
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pokal glass

It is amber in color with golden highlights. It was topped with less than an inch of off-white head the disappears quickly. Chunks and specks of yeast were visible.

Aromas of orange blossoms waft across my nostrils.

It has a pretty strong orange taste but not overpowering. The honey mellows it out.

I stole this from my girlfriend to try. It's decent. I don't think I'll be buying it unless it is for her.

Photo of Immortale25
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into an Evolution Brewing pint glass. Label says 07/5/11

A- Pours a hazy yellow with a 1/2 inch head that's life is very brief before leaving and becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass. Some lacing and thin surface foam.

S- Smells boozy. Hope it hasn't been sitting too long. Some citrus and wheat come in but are faint.

T- Woah. That's a lot of citrus. It's like biting into a grapefruit. Tons of orange notes too. There's an artificiality in the aftertaste, though. The spices used don't seem to compliment the beer but just add to the cough-syrup-like fakeness.

M- Light yet has a spice bite. Medium-low carbonation.

O- Interesting how they got it to taste so fruity, but it misses the mark. Ends up tasting similar to Leinie's Sunset Wheat.

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy orange yellow in color and has particulates floating in suspension along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and a thin layer of bubbles on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of orange blossoms are present in the nose.
T: Just like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of orange blossoms and also has some notes of orange zest and hints of coriander.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties. It's not a bad selection if you really enjoy orange blossom flavors.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of plaid75
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a dark hazy straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured sweet orange, esters and coriander.

The taste offered an upfront estery wave with orange and spice to follow. Pleasant round malts noted as well.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty wit.

Photo of bambam2517
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber poured into tulip glasses and shared with the wife, poured at 40F.

A - Very similar in appearance to lemon juice, same color and consistency. Slight carbonation, but no real head or ring develops. Meh...

S - Really fragrant. Strong sweet (natural) orange, mandarin orange IMO. Wheat, coriander and fresh grass in the background. Actually smells really appealing.

T - I wish it were a lot bolder in its taste, and the complexity is low. What taste there is though is nice and in keeping with the wit style. There is a lot of orange on the mouth as well, similar to adding a slice of orange or two to a beer. Thats a practice I'm not fond of (why not just drink better beer?), but its the best way to describe this.

M - Really watery, unremarkable but inoffensive. Makes for a very drinkable but not very memorable beer.

O - I'd like to say I enjoyed it more, but it was just alright for me. I wouldn't like to have it very often, but if it was paired up with dinner at someones house I wouldn't be disappointed. Just OK

Photo of DrDemento456
4.32/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at D's Six pack's for 2.50 take out.

A - Pours a nice amber orange color with slight head that fizzes out quickly leaving a ring of lace.

S - Pretty nice. Slight wheat body with orange zest and mild hop aroma. Overall pretty nice.

T - As expected starts off with bitter orange zest, sort of turns sweet with a wheat backbone and finishes wet with a nice bit of hops.

M - Pretty light to medium bodied. More bitter than expected.

D - Overall I didn't fall in love with the beer but was glad to try something new. It had the flavor and even seemed to balance the higher ABV since most Witbier's I had are around 4.4 - 4.9 it worked rather well. I may just try more from this brewery very good brew.

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