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Great White - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 12
Gots: 54 | 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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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

02-03-2013 23:48:47 | More by psmith161
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2/5  rDev -41%

Live review. Poured from the 10th Anniversary Willoughby Brewing Company growler that I bought for $9.99 at World Wines & Liquor in Mentor this afternoon into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass.

A Fluffy white meringue like head that is too brief over a translucent yellow boring looking body although there are nice streams of bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass. Really the look is underwhelming. 2.0

S Distant light malt and wheat grains. The smell is thin and distant. 2.0

T An off-putting soapy like grain presence predominates. Missing would be the nice Belgian yeast with wheat goodness of an average Witbier. I guess the off-putting taste is from the wheat grains and yeast but it is not good. I am not impressed. 2.0

M Thin but too thin for the style. 2.0

D/O Not very good drinkability due to the less than inspiring taste even though the ABV would allow for repeated pints. 2.0

Notes: Dissapointed with this one after my positive experience with Lost Coast Indica on tap at the store earlier. I guess you win some and you lose some. This beer is not good.

07-16-2011 23:35:00 | More by adamette
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2.15/5  rDev -36.6%

This beer smells like bartenders piss and it tastes like what I would imagine budwieser does if you accidentally drop vanilla in it.

There is nothing at all good or pleasant about this
libation. Do yourself a favor and skip this pour for something you won't regret!

05-17-2009 16:45:05 | More by DurtyUI
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2.15/5  rDev -36.6%

Before becoming more familiar with beer and developing a pallet, this beer was enjoyable and refreshing. However, that has all changed. There is too much tangerine and spices added the beer, giving it a poor aftertaste. Color is a bit cloudy. All these aspects make this beer sub par. Overall an alright beer but not one I would actively choose.

03-29-2011 05:08:34 | More by brandtbates89
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2.17/5  rDev -36%

Serving Glass: Poured from bottle into white wine glass.

Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow with thin white head.

Smell: Sweet wheat, some citrus and grassiness.

Taste: Tastes like overly sweet wheat. Citrus is light and the spiciness is close to nonexistent. Claims there is coriander; not sure I believe it. Horribly unbalanced.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, light body, not at all dry.

Overall: Simply not a good Witbier

03-26-2011 21:20:00 | More by bsp77
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

I originally sampled this beer on 26 January 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
I was very disappointed in this beer. It completely lacked the crispness I like in a wheat. In fact it was a bit watery, in my opinion. I can't recommend this beer to anyone.

08-23-2003 03:42:03 | More by jcalabre
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

02-21-2012 04:07:39 | More by khargro2
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

I was very pleased to find a local liqour store with a few craft brews. A few different styles from Lost Coast Brewery and a few others. Being a fan of their Downtown Brown I picked up a 22 oz bomber of Great White...

The beer poured a clear pale straw color with a decent head, but left no lacing. It seemed to be well carbonated.
The smell was very faint, but sweet and cidery.
I know the label claimed to be citrussy adn contain corriander, but all I could taste was a peachy-pear flavor. The label boasted Beer with Natural Flavors," but it seemed almost like the flavor was mixed in after the brew was made, much like making Koolaid. I was eager for a little corriander spice, but found none. The label also recomended swirling the last bit of beer in the bottle and pouring to get a flavorful yeast in your glass... This may have helped tone down the sweetness, but still didn't do much for me.
The mouthfeel was okay. Maybe a bit syruppy, but with a decent amount of carbonation.
To me this beer is not a very drinkable brew. The taste just doesn't do it for me, and it reminds me of something that would give you a killer hangover in the morning. Some may like that fruity taste, but I wanted a beer not a fruit punch. I will however, not shy away from trying other brews by Lost Coast.

03-31-2006 00:36:00 | More by BeerRun13
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

10-14-2013 14:10:57 | More by od_sf
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2.28/5  rDev -32.7%

A- Golden sunlight with dust particles, it poured slightly cloudy. ½ inch head which left little lacing, with large bubble carbonation.

S- Very light, slight and pale. Smells like a fresh summer breeze with lightly earthy and lemon grass.

T- Not as well built as I would have hoped. A little tart with some lemon zest or orange rind hints. Not the Witbier I would have expected.

M- Very light, watery with a very American taste. It was smooth but not overly crisp or clean.

D- An "OK" beer that is most likely better suited for warm summer days. I would defiantly drink one if offered however this is overshadowed by many similar beers, and due to this I would not buy another.

11-15-2009 17:36:23 | More by McGuire75
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2.28/5  rDev -32.7%

A- Hardly any head when poured, but I wasn't really expecting much. Slightly yellow in color, almost looks like some cheap adjuct style lager or something, but just barely more interesting then that.

S- Faint citrus, lemony smell. Smell is very faint and not much going on there.

T- Tastes like a mild hefeweizen almost. A very mild taste. It's very bland overall. Not much going on taste wise.

M- It's mildly refreshing, and not dry. Carbonation works for the it, but is fairly faint. Very light tasting otherwise.

O- Definitely won't buy this again. Price wise, there is no reason why this beer should cost what it does. Feel like the quality is just not there.

11-11-2011 05:59:22 | More by ely2000k
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2.28/5  rDev -32.7%

This has most of what I don't like in witbiers and none of what I do like.

Light, faintly hazy starw yellow, it has a medium white head steadily shrinking to a lasting thin foamy top. It leaves a little decent lace.

The aroma is mostly like a nice basic pale lager with grain and herbal hops, but with the orange and spice and a little fruit later.

The taste is mostly just orange zest and orange cleaning chemicals. It has a hint of spices and herbs, a hint of lemon, and a very faint hint of grain. It's sweet up front followed by a mild, lingering chemically perfumy orange-cleaner bitterness that's sticky and lingering. It's reasonably easy to drink, at least at first, but the orange element is very tiresome.

10-16-2008 18:20:06 | More by Offa


2.3/5  rDev -32.2%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pale, mildly hazy yellow. One finger of head quickly dissipates, leaving minimal lacing.

S: faint grassy and wheat aromas.

T: Not as charismatic as I had hoped. Wheat and apple flavors up front and almost nothing follows.

For almost $9.00/six-pack, I'll spend my money elsewhere.

11-05-2008 01:08:35 | More by FACEMEAT
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Great White from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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