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Great White - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
78
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791 Ratings
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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 99 | 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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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of babaracas
2.79/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear light amber with a little yeast in suspension, one finger fizzy white head is gone quickly. Smell: lightly fruity, lemony coriander. Taste: wheat twang, coriander, herbal notes. Crisp carbonation into a slick finish. Overattenuated, boring. No thanks.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of VagabondHops
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served into a pint glass wih about an inch of head which dissipates quickly.
Smells like wheat, some spices(of which I can't decide), and some citrus, making me think it will be tingly in the mouth.
Correct!! Tingly carbonated mouth feel and goes down smooth.
I'm a fan overall and would recommend it for some casual drinking buds. Looks like a lager, smells and tastes like a wheat beer and called Great White, for a killer craft brew to try. Not super special, but it's a craft beer....so it's special!

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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5/5  rDev +46.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with lots lacing on a cloudy murky body. Musty hop and malt aroma with light lemon note. Light to medium body and Moderate carbonation. Musty and malty flavor. A little plain with a light lemon note. Overall very drinkable but simple.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of RollBounce
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow color, light to medium carbonation, wheat, citrus, and cinnamon on the nose. Flavors of black tea are in the front, with lemon zest, bergamont, honey. Clean with good weight for the style.

Overall; The black tea was interesting in the front of my tongue. Reminded me of earl gray tea(my favorite). Little wheat driven and more richness then expected.

Photo of Joelbear5
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a foggy golden yellow with a white, two finger head. The head hangs for a good minute before giving way to sparse lacing.

Smell - Aromas are faint. A bit of wheat. The faintest of spice.

Taste - Light wheat, yeast and subtle notes of coriander spice. There's a touch of milk-like quality, maybe from the yeast?

Mouthfeel - Light, but the tingly carbonation gives it a bigger body feel. Goes down very, very smooth.

Overall - Light, but a unique and a distinct beer. It's certainly an American twist on the classic witbier. Session friendly.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of flagmantho
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light yellow hue with practically no haze. A little bit of effervescence is present, along with a two-finger cap of frothy white foam. Not quite the murky silver I look for in a witbier.

Smell: light, refreshing, wheaty aroma with a definite whiff of fruity coriander. The coriander smells fresh and enticing; pretty decent.

Taste: lightly sweet malt flavor with a grainy, wheaty character; the coriander is present here too but not quite so much as in the aroma. Overall, a decently tasty wit.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but a big carbonation that yields a very nice creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a decent witbier, even if it doesn't really look like one. I'd have it again.

Photo of DM1293
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste - Its kind of weak. Wheat-y definitely, with a bit of citrus in the background. And there's something subtle but toasty.

Overall - I still say this is better than most of the mass-produced beers you see around. It clocks in at the same price anyway, so I do say grab it if you don't mind wheat beers since the unfiltered nature of this beer doesn't make for a thicker mouthfeel, nor does it change the flavor too much. Unfortunately, if you're looking for a witbier specifically, this one is unremarkable.

But as their best-seller, I can see why; its probably going to agree with everyone who drinks it.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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5/5  rDev +46.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Great White from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
78 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.