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Great White - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
77
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667 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 37 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-20-2001)
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Philousa

California

3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear tawny yellow, which is definitely off style and what I noticed first. Two finger head settles to a thin layer that is constantly renewed by active carbonation below. Pungent yeast hits the nose first, then come light spices such as coriander, pepper, lavender, and a bit of clove. It's hard to get the malt behind all this, but it's there. Seems barely there when I get it, and not much Belgian characteristics to the malt are detectable. The pungent Belgian characteristics are much more prevalent in the taste. Tart yeast turns nearly bitter, but never quite gets there. This is a watery beer, which is good for a hot day, but again, off style. Balanced finish.

I happen to like the mouthfeel, even if it's off style, since it makes it great for summer. It's way lighter than a true Belgian Wit, but it's not nearly as sweet, so they balance each other out. I'm ambivalent about this beer and its lack of complexity, but the good outweighs the bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 03:21:28 | More by Philousa
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Great White from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
77 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.