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Orange Avenue Wit - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 25 | 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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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Gery285, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of pin
1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

pin, May 29, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
1.7/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Pilsner glass. Reviewed live.

A- Finger width white head. Tiny, frothy bubbles. Partially cloudy orange-gold color. Some thin lacing.

S- Overcooked malts, some punchy citrus smells. Some strange dogfood like notes. They really did a number on this one. Awful smell.

T- Very yeasty, overpowers everything else. Some light citrus and malt in the first sip, but it tastes like moldy bread.

M- Smooth and wet.

O- I was not expecting a beer this bad. This is unfortunate.

Murrhey, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of MissBaker
1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

MissBaker, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of PolarBear3
1.9/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Pours a golden almost amber colour with a one fingered fizzy head that disappears rather quickly.

S - Burnt orange peel, a little metallic with a faint hint of banana and clove. But not much there really.

T - Orange, some apricots and spice but pretty ordinary nonetheless which leaves a horrible bitter and dry taste in your mouth on the finish.

M - light bodied and very little carbonation

O - A very disappointing effort for a wheat beer and pretty much tasteless. Never again.

PolarBear3, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of suckaj
2/5  rDev -42.5%

suckaj, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of TheIcemanCometh
2/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As an "Wit" I was expect a light color and a citrus crispness. What I got was a hoppy amber beer. The hop feel sat on my tongue like an IPA. There was zero citrus crispness. As such, it was not to style in the least bit. Instead I would judge this beer as an amber ale. In which case I would rate it slightly higher but it would still be "unremarkable"

TheIcemanCometh, May 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

GAlcaraz1, Jan 22, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Liondiscs, May 29, 2013
Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.48/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

B967ierhunter177, Apr 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

MobileMike, Jul 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

NorseKaiser, Aug 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Softestdog, Oct 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

KatieRose84, Aug 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

leftstagebrew, May 16, 2013
Photo of smcolw
2.51/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Nearly no initial head and from there, it loses nearly all of the bubbles rapidly. Exactly three small spots for lace. Straw color with plenty of haze.

Soured pale malt mash aroma. A bit grainy as well. After a bit of waiting, I smell sweetness that reminds me of orange ribbon candy.

First impression is that this another macro beer--thin body and lightly flavored. I note some wheat and hop in the swallow. Very short aftertaste. Easy to drink but void of any interest.

smcolw, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of cbutova
2.53/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Coronado makes it to MA which means more 12oz bottles for me to review.

A- Poured into a tumbler with a hazy, yeast clouded golden light orange body. A small white cap forms that has a fizzy, somewhat creamy texture. Head retention is decent as the foam dies down to a small ring fairly quickly. Several patches of lace and a few small rings.

S- Not a whole lot of strength here, I find myself searching for the aroma in a style that usually smacks you in the face. Moderate amounts of citrus and orange peel come to mind with a bit of yeast spiciness beyond that.

T- Spiciness comes to life here as it didn't really hit me that much in the aroma. White peppercorn, coriander and even a bit of cardamom hit the palate with the aforementioned orange citrus zest feel. Rustic wheat bread, medium sweetness, herbal qualities, honey and earthiness all come to mind beyond the spice and citrus.

MF- Light bodied with a crisp, high-end carbonation; refreshing feel. Texture is fizzy with a slight silky creaminess. It all finishes off with a zesty bitterness lingering on the palate.

Something about the whole experience feels thin to me. The flavor doesn't round it to be all that satisfying to me and is a bit underwhelming. The added spices also throw the balance a little too far in that direction. Has that flavored soda feel for some reason.

cbutova, Feb 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

GRG1313, Sep 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

VeganUndead, Mar 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Stofko1992, Aug 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Lantern, Mar 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer poured out as a lightly hazed yellowish gold color with a thin white head on top that didn't do too much besides disappear. The smell of the beer is sweet with orange aromas, sadly the orange aromas are more like orange soda. It's a little too sweet I think on the nose. The taste kind of jumps in the same direction which hinders my thoughts. I felt that the mouthfeel was also a little too thin as well. It seemed flat to me, very little if any carbonation here. Overall I wasn't impressed too much and I probably wouldn't have this one again.

Knapp85, Nov 22, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Geno206, May 28, 2013
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Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.