Orange Avenue Wit - Coronado Brewing Company

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Reviews: 92
Hads: 427
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.23%
Wants: 9
Gots: 84 | 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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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.96/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, orange juice, with a wheat note note and spices. In the taste, dry wheat notes and a small spice, like pepper, with a orange juice like citrus flavor. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with dry wheat hints. OJ stands out, nice wheat notes and dry spice. (321 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 (692 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4.32/5  rDev +24.1%
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. (713 characters)

Photo of Seanibus
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, but perhaps not as flavorful or assertive as I might have hoped.

Pours a hazy light orange with a small friendly white head, which falls away far too quickly. The aroma is tangy and spicy, with light clove, orange zest, and a hop zing. The flavor is orangy and spicy, with clove and allspice, and there is a good hop bitterness on the back end, but in between there is a watery thinness. This is the sweet spot that cries out for a little more something in this beer. The mouthfeel is a little prickly. (512 characters)

Photo of BeerImmediately
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into weizen glass.

Hard pour yields minimal soapy, white head over a lightly clouded yellow body with some carbonation present.

Mostly spices in the aroma - pepper, with cracked wheat and faint hint of bitter hops.

Decent flavor mix which seemed to lean toward an orange-pepper-coriander mix which ends up strangely tasting like blueberry. Not a bad thing. Touch of honey sweetness is baked into the background.

Good Mouthfeel - lively carbonation cleanses everything at the end, leaving you ready for more.

While the aromas and flavors were about averagefor the style, this one comes through with good marks on drinkability, nonetheless. (658 characters)

Photo of ZeroSignal
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
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 (604 characters)

Photo of dayswonder
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is a hazy blond, with a two finger head that dissipated fast, minimal to zero lacing, this may be because the bottle was six months old.

Not a strong smell but does have floral notes

This is a wheat beer that would compliment a meal becuase of the mellow spices. (279 characters)

Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (418 characters)

Photo of silver0rlead
2.91/5  rDev -16.4%
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. (485 characters)

Photo of AEK
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (419 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.35/5  rDev +25%
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. (504 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.35/5  rDev +25%
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. (424 characters)

Photo of oldhippie247
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold with a little style-appropriate haze. Head begins tall, but nearly disappears immediately. Light carbonation.

Oats seems to be more prominent on the nose, with wheat playing backup. Light citrusy notes that favor the orange blossom honey rather than orange zest or orange peel.

A light hop bitterness finishes with a slight honey note. Finishes short, but refreshing. A bit more hops than expected.

Overall a very quaffable beer. A nice west-coast adaptation of a classic Belgian style, though I might have called it "wheat" rather than "wit," as color and spice profile are significantly different from witbier. I would recommend giving it a try. (669 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (881 characters)

Photo of bgildea
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
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. (590 characters)

Photo of Dodo2step
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (462 characters)

Photo of armock
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a slightly hazy yellow color with a thin white head that leaves spotty lacing behind

S - Is of light wheaty malt with orange citrus scents

T - Follows the nose with wheat and orange citrus flavors

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - This was the perfect beer to start the day with light and refreshing with a good taste makeing this an easy drinking beer worth trying (419 characters)

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Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.