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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

310 Ratings
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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
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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Photo of Brew_42
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours cloudy yellow with a faint head.

Smells orange-y but in an artificial sense. Like orange soda almost.

Taste follows the smell. A hint of vanilla honey but the taste is dominated by a fake orange taste.

Mouthfeel- watery

A let down. The description sounded great but the beer just wasn't that great.

Brew_42, May 29, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

superspak, May 28, 2014
Photo of Kerrie
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Kerrie, May 26, 2014
Photo of SuperMario
3/5  rDev -13.5%

SuperMario, May 26, 2014
Photo of Slay40
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Slay40, May 23, 2014
Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

WhitmansNiece, May 17, 2014
Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Kramerwtmf, May 11, 2014
Photo of MonkeyBread
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

MonkeyBread, May 09, 2014
Photo of mikefuski17
3/5  rDev -13.5%

mikefuski17, May 06, 2014
Photo of jorgerod99
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

jorgerod99, May 05, 2014
Photo of hockeyfighter19
4/5  rDev +15.3%

hockeyfighter19, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of markgugs
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of cam12
3/5  rDev -13.5%

cam12, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of smcolw
2.51/5  rDev -27.7%
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 LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

LXIXME, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Nugganooch
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Nugganooch, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of JKV96
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

JKV96, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of mudboneINla
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

mudboneINla, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of SFC21
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

SFC21, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of -ronin-
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

-ronin-, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%

On-tap 3/23/2014 at British Beer Company, in Walpole, MA served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy gold color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains orange and other citrus fruits, wheat, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of orange (as the name implies) and other citrus fruits. Then some bready flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while. It’s very similar to Blue Moon but done WAY better.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy yellow with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready, pale malts, honey sweetness, citrus, orange, spices, and vanilla.

Taste: Orange citrusy, bready malts, sweetness from malts and honey, vanilla, spices, and a little tart.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, refreshing, light bodied, medium to high carbonation, a little dry, and a little tart.

Overall: a good witbier. It is good to see these newbies here in Boston as I look forward to trying out more of their styles of beers. Good stiff so far.

Flounder57, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of NickBeery
3/5  rDev -13.5%

NickBeery, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of pisano
3/5  rDev -13.5%

pisano, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Patches826
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Patches826, Mar 11, 2014
Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.