Great White - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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823 Ratings
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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 24
Gots: 132 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-20-2001

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Ratings: 823 | Reviews: 329
Photo of IanBlake
4.88/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very easy to drink one of my fav.

Photo of Gr8ful4Beer
2.6/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had it on tap in a standard pint glass. Light; nothing really to figure out.

Photo of WckdVbz
2.47/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just a bad beer here.

Photo of Rhett19
4.64/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've got Humboldt Co roots and the beer is awesome!

Photo of srcorber
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 22 oz glass. The bottle was bought from the restaurant at a reduction. No dates found on bottle.

L: golden, hazy, quickly fading head.
S: very light hop aroma, malt
T: light on witbier spices with heavy rose/ floral notes. Slight hop tinge on the aftertaste.
F:light and carbonated
O: the floral/rose flavor really makes this an interesting witbier. Nice in the summer.

Photo of coyummy
4.85/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Taste and smell is very good!

Photo of Daltonmathews
5/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite!!! Taste soo bomb

Photo of Ry-Dog
4.32/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full and citrusy. Crisp with light hops. Great beer.

Photo of Tlringer
4.21/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice and light! Perfect summertime beer. Bought in Seattle at the Beer Junction .

Photo of NeverSettle
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too light for my tastes, but would be a good "gateway" beer for people just getting into wheat beers or trying to escape the Bud Light pack.

Photo of jsurfs82
4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember drinking this beer early in my craft experimental days probably around 2006. Before I knew about styles I remember enjoying this. Nearly 10yrs later and a total beer geek I can say this is a great representation of the style. This beer is way too low rated for what it is and I bet with the new fad of session beers being the buzz this beer will only start moving the needle higher on reviews.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Great beers from this place which is easy to get here in California

Photo of OKbrew89
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pale color with the unfiltered residue sinking to the bottom. It has a quickly receding head that isn't big to start with. It smells like wheat with a touch of orange at the end, but isn't very strong. Good balance of citrus and wheat with a little spice kick at the end. Nice crisp, light body with light carbonation. Overall, it isn't complicated or daring and follows through on what it claims to be. A solid wheat I could drink in any weather. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

Photo of dipso123
3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L - light haze, requires vigorous pour to get any head which lasts not at all
S - v. slight to no aroma
T - on the bland side of Witbier but refreshing and not overspiced
F - light and dry
O- more like Blue Moon than Hoegaarden or Allagash. Would not purchase again but might be OK if you like light lagers, are in the heat or mowing the lawn.

Photo of mxchap
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Overall: Easy to drink and enjoyable. This has always been a solid craft gateway beer in California and still is. [3.5]
Look: A beatiful, perfectly transparent golden color. Fluffy white head with excellent retention, and good lacing to boot. [3.75]
Smell: Yeasty byproducts (phenols mostly), wheaty. [3.25]
Taste: Sweet and bready. Some citrus zest, but a little bland. [3.5]
Feel: Crisp, and thin. Easy to drink, but could use a little more carbonation [4.25]

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was the first white ale and it was really refreshing and easy to drink

Photo of gordonj
4.17/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good refreshing beer for the summer.

Photo of Braz
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light and clean. Very easy to drink.

Photo of ihernandez707
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Refreshing!

Photo of 8BaconBits
5/5  rDev +46.2%

Great refreshing beer. Love it. Great zesty wheat taste.

Photo of ThatGuyTJ
4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Great Beer if you want to pound a couple after a long day.

Photo of barczar
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%

Awfully clear for a witbier. Orange peel, lemon, coriander, wheat, and floral notes form the aroma. Flavor is zesty, with orange, orange pith, and lemon peel underlying a light wheat backbone. There's a slight sweetness at the floral finish. Coriander is fairly subtle. The sweetness at the finish is slightly offputting.

Photo of megamick
3.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very easy to drink, smooth wheat with some great undertones of citrus flavoring, just not too outstanding. Great summer brew - definitely would try again. Bought one as a sample pack at grocery store cuz I am interested in the Lost Coast Brewery and was not disappointed.

Photo of vwbus7
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

PIcked up a bottle from Hateras NC

Cool looking label is what attracted me to this beer (damn advertising)

Pour- clear yellow amber

Smell- of a hop i cannot name

Taste- interesting wheat and a spice i cannot name

Overall- I like it . I bet this is amazing on draft and would be a good session beer. Good job

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Hazy golden white grape color. A white head leaves a wisp of white on top and a ring around the edge of the glass. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Subtle grains and wheat, faint florals.

Taste: Mostly a wheat body with some lemongrass bringing in some flavor, a touch of dry grass in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light, dry.

Overall: Nothing offensive or outstanding.

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Great White from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
78 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.