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Great White - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Ratings: 759
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 16
Gots: 79 | 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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5/5  rDev +47.1%

Hyperdrive6, Jul 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

Quinnspub1, Apr 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

jonathaniler, Apr 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

projhex, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

BugTownPub, Feb 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

GGM, Jul 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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

8BaconBits, Sep 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

rah1734bones, Mar 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

vanillacokaine, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Surefire
4.8/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very delicious beer that is both refreshing and also has significant flavor. Citrus is the unique taste that makes this beer different from the majority of other beers.

A: Slightly cloudy from being unfiltered. No serious flaws in appearance.

S: No off smells, but not overwhelming in smell either. Citrus is the most noticable smell I can get.

T: Citrus (lemon), light malts, slight amount of bitterness. To my taste, has a perfect blend of sweet, tart, and bitter.

M: Medium bodied

D: Outstanding drinkability, maintains refreshing qualities and some body at the same time.

Overall: Outstanding taste, refreshing, while maintaining some body and lots of flavor make this my favorite "refreshing" style beer.

Surefire, Dec 29, 2007
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Giesch, Feb 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

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

ThatGuyTJ, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

cruzerbug, Jul 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Bergy78, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of ChrisFaudree
4.73/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Anybody who rates this below a 4 is crazy. This is one of the finest beers ever crafted. The only reason I don't score it a 5 is because it's a witbeir and I'm not particularly fond of them. But this great white, I could drink all night. Serve it with an orange slice.

ChrisFaudree, Dec 19, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +35.3%

msoboszek, Oct 26, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance-A hazy orangeish yellow color. About a fingers worth of snow white head settles into a wispy layer with a nice white ring around the sides of the glass.

Aroma- great aroma of lemon, fruit loops cereal, coriander, basil, and lime. This is a great wit smell.

Taste- Reminiscent of thai food with tastes of lemongrass, and basil. Very clean and fresh tasting. There is a certain spiciness to this beer that I find very intresting. The bitterness compliments this beer perfectly. You would think this beer is sweet by its smell by that is not so. This is not your typical wit.

Mouthfeel- Very crisp and fresh. Stingy carbonation.

Drinkability- This is good stuff. The best wit I have ever had. I couldn't think of anything better to drink on a hot summer day.

nicnut45, Jun 13, 2009
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4.55/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Move over Jaws there is a new shark in town! Great White is the perfect summer bbq beer. The pale golden color and amazing taste made me an instant fan after my first one. It has a nice citrus smell with a hint of what i think is vanilla and it goes down smooth. Go out grab some and have a bbq with your friends,you wont regret it.

DaCar, Jun 04, 2011
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4.51/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What can I say, I'm a summer beer guy and this one doesn't disapoint! Great label, light and easy to drink. This is a great beer to enjoy on a hot summer evening with a few 'blonde' friends! One of my summer favorites. Try both with and without an orange/lemon slice!

makopoetic, Jan 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

chrisp1090, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

WhiteDustin, Feb 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

charliepark, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, for starters great white I believe will be in my top 3 all time favorites! I have been drinking great white for many years now. I have drank it in the cafe in eureka, bars in my home town, bottles in my garage.

Appearance is great, nice yellow with a smooth head that goes down fast.

Smells of citrus nicely but not too overwhelming.

the taste was great! i loved it from the start, the citrus is great flavor but not over whelming. went down very smooth with not too long lasting alcohol taste.

I would give this a better drinkability review do to the fact that i cant ever just have one of these. working in my garage I found myself drinking alot more of them then I should. Great white goes awesome with spicy foods! I believe great white is the pringles of beers. once you pop you cant stop! great beer!

n0rc41, Oct 05, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Rogfromcanada, May 14, 2014
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Great White from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
78 out of 100 based on 759 ratings.