Orange Avenue Wit - Coronado Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.
Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and some citrus-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but not all that exciting.
10-03-2012 03:51:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.68/5 rDev +6.1%
Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a two finger head that fades a little faster than I would have liked but leaves plenty of lacing behind
Smell: Smells like an orange, with the white pepper and coriander peeking through
Taste: Wheat bread, up front, with orange and honey flavors bursting forth; by mid-palate, the white pepper and coriander adds an herbal character that shoots in a medicinal direction, unfortunately; after the swallow, the oranges and honey dominate, though the medicinal aspect still lingers underneath
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with high carbonation
Drinkability: Overall, a very nice wit that would be even better if it weren't for that medicinal tang
10-01-2010 22:17:30 | More by brentk56
4/5 rDev +15.3%
A: Straw and murky. Quarter finger head.
S: Typical bread, wheat and light lemon.
T: The orange shows up immediately with bread and wheat finishing crisply. The finish is sweet without that bready aftertaste that some wits have.
M: Moderate carbonation and light body.
Overall: for what it is, it is very good. The orange is subtle but present enough to have a nice sweet finish which makes this one of the better tasting wits I have had.
08-20-2011 03:10:40 | More by kylehay2004
2.75/5 rDev -20.7%
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.
11-22-2011 04:51:15 | More by Knapp85
3.73/5 rDev +7.5%
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).
03-30-2013 09:13:03 | More by biboergosum
3.6/5 rDev +3.7%
A - The beer pours into my glass with half a finger of white head, set atop a slightly hazy, golden body. The head settles pretty quickly and leaves only light lace.
S - Earthy malt with a bit of biscuit character. Some coriander and honey in the background.
T - Spicy wheat up front with thick, bready malt sweetness. There is some coriander in the middle and a hint of honey. Things finish up with more doughy malt and some coriander, clove, and just a hint of ginger.
M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.
D - Not bad, it is well balanced and moderately flavorful, which puts it firmly in the better than average category for witbier. The orange is there somewhere in the background, but not as prominent as I might have expected from the description on the bottle, though a more powerful orange character would have probably done the beer more harm than good.
05-17-2011 04:01:17 | More by nickfl
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.
08-17-2011 18:29:14 | More by WVbeergeek
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
Received this as an extra from imperialbeachbrw.
A: A white fluffy 1 finger head fades at a medium pace over golden wheat banana color with some orange clumps and hazy, with tooons of bubbles rising from the etch at teh bottom.
N: Lots of wheat, creamy malts, orange peel, citrus, coriander, somewhat clean and crisp. Lots of wheat though.
T: Wheat flavors, lots of orange peel and tangerine, toasty breaddy flavors of Munich malts or biscuit malt, strange, doesn't fit well with the beer. Some spices, coriander, some bitterness from the orange peel, a little creamy malts.
M: Light body with tons of carbonation.
F: Some bitterness, mostly orange peel and spices for the bitterness, with lingering, yep, orange peel and spices. Some wheat flavors, tangy orange lingering, coriander and spices lingering too. Weird bitterness just lingers, like I just bit on an orange peel.
05-24-2010 02:05:06 | More by jlindros
3.35/5 rDev -3.5%
From 11/13/10 notes. Had on tap at Fireworks in Arlington, Virginia.
a - Pours a murky medium orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of orange and citrus hops msotly. Seom light fruity malts, bready malts, and maybe even spice as well. Pretty good.
t - Taste follows the nose; lots of orange and citrus hops. Also some wheat and bready malts.
m - Light body and moderate carbonation.
d - A pretty good witbier. While not my favorite style, it had a lot or orange and citrus hops which were enjoyable. It kind of reminded me of a better Blue Moon. My girlfriend loved the beer. I probably wouldn't look to order it again but my girlfriend certainly would. If you like witbiers worth checking out.
11-16-2010 02:57:53 | More by mdfb79
3.48/5 rDev +0.3%
Sampled on tap at 1702; March 2011
The beer arrives with a frothy, pale head that has a creamy texture to it. The beer is a lightly hazed, gold color. The nose smells of orange zest, a sort of musty malt character, an earthy base spiciness (coriander) and perhaps even a touch of soapy character.
The soap-like note is in the flavor just a bit as well. This has a light tartness to it up front, which in combination with the orange zest contribution reminds me of watered down orange-juice. There is an earthy spiciness to the finish that seems contributed from coriander. The orange flavor is more washed out than it was in the aroma (where it was quite bright). This is light bodied and refreshing, and it is not so thin as to be watery.
My glass of this beer disappears really fast, but it really wasn’t all that memorable. This is not the most complex Wit, but it is easy
08-01-2011 14:40:33 | More by Gueuzedude
2.51/5 rDev -27.7%
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.
04-19-2014 00:37:45 | More by smcolw
3.38/5 rDev -2.6%
A: Pours a relatively clear medium honey yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some brassy highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy off-white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Overall a very light aroma to this beer, it starts out with light aromas of citrus/orange zest followed by light aromas of peppery yeast and just a hint of coriander.
T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat with slightly stronger flavors of orange + orange zest that has a light amount of sweetness. There is a light amount of peppery yeast (white pepper) and just a hint of coriander. Very light amounts of herbal hops which impart a light amount of bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth, almost creamy.
O: I like all of the aspects of this beer with the exception of the herbal hop/medicinal flavor that lingers a bit in the finish. Otherwise a middle of the road witbier, pretty easy to drink with well hidden alcohol but not really interesting enough for me to get again.
09-22-2013 22:01:51 | More by dbrauneis
3.34/5 rDev -3.7%
Cloudy yellow colored beer with a good sized white head.
Smells strongly of toasted grain and grass with a mild orange aroma. Strong biscuit malt aroma. Smells like marmalade on shredded wheat cereal.
Starts out mildly sweet with a strong wheat flavor. Strong biscuit malt taste. Faint orange flavor, taste is close to a freshly baked biscuit. Orange doesn't do much here but it is a pretty solid wheat beer.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall good wheat beer, not much orange taste.
03-13-2013 04:19:31 | More by Zorro
3.45/5 rDev -0.6%
Received as an extra in a trade. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Vigorous pour yielded a very large head which took a while to go down. Beer was a golden wheat in color. Smell was of orange, citrus and wheat. Taste was or orange and some bread/yeast flavors.
Mouthfeel was of carbonation, orange, and crisp.
Overall I felt this beer was somewhat over carbonated, but it was refreshing for a nice summers day.
05-05-2012 05:19:17 | More by duceswild
3.58/5 rDev +3.2%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating but was recently released in the state. Pours very hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange peel, lemon zest, pear, light banana, wheat, biscuit, honey, coriander, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready/honey malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange peel, lemon zest, pear, light banana, wheat, biscuit, honey, coriander, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange peel, lemon zest, pear, light banana, wheat, biscuit, honey, coriander, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and robustness of spice, yeast ester, and bready/honey malt sweetness; with decent complexity and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good witbier. Good robustness and balance of yeast ester, spices, and bready/honey malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A pleasant and enjoyable offering.
05-28-2014 03:44:40 | More by superspak
Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.