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Orange Avenue Wit - Coronado Brewing Company

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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4.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of creamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sweet aroma of citrus, spices, and malt.

T: Tasted of lemon, orange peel, coriander, malt and some hops. Nicely balanced.

M: A good amount of carbonation and a slick finish. Light-bodied. A good summer beer.

D: A well made, solidly drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 14:00:21 | More by avalon07
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4.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a dainty little tulip glass. I'm guessing an 8 oz. serving.

Juicy in color (like the skin of a nectarine) and the look of its viscosity (if that makes sense). Summery and elegant. Loses points for the lack of head.

Spicy, herb aroma with hints of clementine.

Orange zest and fresh coriander flavors, balanced well with spectral grassy and peach nectar qualities.

The ingredients altogether taste natural and fresh, carried refreshingly, sip after sip, with a touch of sparkling carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2010 18:08:24 | More by Bouleboubier
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4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 07:04:54 | More by DrDemento456
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma of honey and sweet orange followed by slight belgian yeast character

Appearance yellow and hazy, white head , medium-low carbonation.

Tastes like it smells, slighlty creamy mouthfeel, easy pint to drink.

A good witbier, a bit pronounced on the orange note but very good.

Serving type: bottle

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4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured 2/3 of the bottle... color is pale yellow with a hint of orange.. poured remaining 1/3... now we are hazy.. Good finger and a 1/2 of foamy white head that settles to a nice layer with good lacing... Good start.

S: I'm getting a nice wheaty malt, little yeasty and lots of orange peel. Still good

T: I'm getting the sweet tartness of the citrus upfront, coming into a nice light wheat malt, the end is very clean with a touch of peppery spice.. Little to no aftertaste. Still good

M: Good carbonation, crisp but smooth and very easy to drink.

D: A very nice Wit... it is a little strong on the citrus side with less spice and pepper than I'm used to having.. But with a great ABV like this you can have a few... Great on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 13:42:11 | More by mralphabet
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4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a plain old tumbler, it appeared mostly cloudy, and even somewhat murky, with a bright golden honey color and straw yellow highlights. There was a lot of suspended yeast and overall particulate floating around that refused to settle on the bottom throughout the drink, but without this feature, it wouldn't be called a witbier, would it? It produced a solid two-finger thick, fluffy eggshell-white head that was left over from a vigorous pour, which dissipated within a minute, leaving barely noticeable spots along the glass and a thin, patchy island in the middle.

Immediately upon opening the bottle I was inundated with fresh-squeezed juice from nectarines, navel oranges, mandarin oranges, and tangerines - all of which really emphasized the citrus hops. There was quite a bit of wheaty malt that gave the aroma much more body than if it hadn't been present at all, and I really enjoyed the hints of light coriander rolled in honey that peeked through from under the wheat and oranges. Overall, the nose was faintly spicy, but managed to maintain a mysterious softness that kept it very appealing to smell.

From the smell alone, I couldn't wait to get this beer in my mouth. It's been a while since I've had a good orange-flavored beer, some of them are just too medicinal or syrupy and it's hard to find any enjoyment in them. Right away with the Orange Avenue Wit, there was a faint lemon zest that tasted as if it had been sprinkled into a wheat bread base and dipped into grainy pale malts. There were plenty of oranges - both mandarin and navel - and tangerines bursting from the juicy liquid carrying a good amount of tartness along their waves. A dab of honey added the perfect amount of sweetness and kept the oranges from making the brew sour as well as maintaining that fine balance between medicinal and quaffable - which I think can be a big issue with some orange/fruit beers. It offered a light body and mouthfeel with a good amount of spicy carbonation that kept it alive and popping on my tongue, despite a slightly slick finish.

Overall, I found the Orange Avenue Wit very, very easy to drink and extremely refreshing (to the point where I'm probably going to be picking up a four- or six-pack sometime soon). It easily held onto that line between medicinal and quaffable that I mentioned before, being deliciously sweet and yet still managing to deliver a soft kick in the mouth thanks to all of the tangy citrus combined with the heavier wheat. This is very much a summer beer, though it is just as fantastic in the winter, helping bring back that warmth that everybody longs for during the coldest months of the year.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 21:12:09 | More by Lucklys
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4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Pale golden with a little frothy head and very nice lacing.

S: Amazing, candy orange with honey and notes of vanilla. Orange blossoms and wheat too.

T: Nice and crispy, refreshing, clean and citrusy. A fruity beer, but a good one.

D: I will be searching for a sixer, this is a heck of a lot better than most witbiers I have tried.

Value: Same price as Blue Moon??? Yes please.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 01:40:13 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, no date

A - Pours a hazy pale yellow with two inches of foamy white head, good retention and lacing

S - Nose is predominantly orange peel with a light yeast aroma, hints of some bready malt

T&M - Taste is crisp and full of citrus with a big smack of orange zest. Carbonation level is nice and provides some zip. The finish shows a bit of malt and a lightness (wheat?), and smooths out with a bit of a lemony tang and a bit of a peppery spice.

D - A nice wit, with more citrus and a bit less spice then most versions. I found this to be enjoyable with a very reasonable ABV

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 00:55:17 | More by ZeroSignal
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4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice light color. Little bit of head, some lacing. Decent amount of carbonation.

S: Sweet initial aroma hits you, ends with some nice citrus.

T: Good for its style. You can taste a lot of the honey and citrus flavor. Nice balance of flavors, no real hoppy bight.

M: Decent amount of thickness for such a light beer. Good amount of chew.

D: It's definitely drinkable, I'd drink one again if I had it.

Overall: Overall, it was a good beer with a nice balance of citrus and sweetness. It's not really my type of beer, but for its style, it was enjoyable. A good change of pace, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 01:28:28 | More by bgildea
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.