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Tangerine Wheat | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MLegendre on 07-28-2006

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Reviews: 223 | Ratings: 854
Photo of the_awesometeer
3.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a nice orange color with a fizzy white head that thinned out quickly. The smell is a nice blast of orange juice but you get a hint of the malts and wheat of the beer itself. It really does smell like you just squeezed an orange into your beer. The taste is very similar not much to it but the citrus flavors really come through well, just wish it had a little more. Felt a little basic. The beer had a nice clean mouth feel and fresh crispness to it.

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Photo of dr_shred
1.39/5  rDev -58%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

I don't consider myself a beer snob, i.e. it doesn't have to taste like an IPA to be good. For example, I like Shock Top. But with the first mouthful of this beverage (I don't consider this "beer"), for the first time I knew I wasn't going to finish the rest of it, it's that bad. Tastes like a cross between what you would imagine as whale piss and cardboard.

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Photo of gandres
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Tap to glass @ Lost Coast tap room@ Eureka,CA
Appearance: Light amber/golden, hazy, big white head disappears slowly, lacing
Aroma: strong citrus scent, passion fruit, tropical fruits
Taste: low bitterness
Feel Palate: light but sticky
Overall: good beer, balance citrus aroma. Nice touch, but not for me.
Drank: April 11, 2016

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Photo of RobertDBrase
3.89/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well first off this beer presents itself correctly with an orange color and has a soapy slightly off white head that dissipates quickly.

The smell is a blast of fresh squeezed oranges. I did pick up some bready notes on the smell but this really was overwhelmed by the orange citrus blast.

Taste follows the nose with the taste being almost like licking the inside portion of an orange peel. Not so sweet as it is pithy.

Mouth feel was light and has a crisp finish.

I liked this beer but was not totally convinced that I would go back for more. Maybe another bomber split with the wife may change my mind

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Photo of Dankenstein716
3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For it's style, I'm super impressed. Kinda unique. Good aroma and color. Followed by a fine citrus taste with a comforting feel. A great summer brew for sure...

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Photo of Slowjamcdub
2.28/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

The label is cool, that's about all the good that I can say about this bru. Smells like your dirty bucket of pinesole mop water that you just finshed mopping your floor with. The taste comes in about the same. Huge let down, sorry.

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Photo of KM_Seahawk
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Smells like diet Sunkist. Taste like a diet sunkist orange soda to, light orange/tangerine flavor and lots of carbonation. Not my style but had to give it a go.

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Photo of imiller21
2.72/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not good. Honestly, it's been a while since I had it, but I distinctly remember it being just plain ole' bad. Would not drink again. Avoid if possible, there are many, many choices better than this.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From bottle to glass mug. Orange amber colour with a difinent citrus aroma. Taste much like the smell slightly hoppy with citrus. Maybe too much citrus for some. Other wise a good smooth summer beer.

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Photo of TheStoutLord
1.98/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

L: Unimpressive to say the least. The exciting and Picasso style bottle writes a check that this beer doesn't keep from the second you pour it. Head disappears immediately and the goes flatter than Kansas. Few bubbles, if any. Could be mistaken for watered down orange juice.

S: The smell isn't bad. Smells like orange, but isn't overpowering like a lot of fruit beers try to do. I can almost smell something spicy too but can't put my finger on it.

T: Its just bad. Hardly tastes like beer, let alone a wheat beer. Taste like old oranges in liquid form. It a bad base beer with bad fruit additions, or at least that what the taste leads me to believe.

F: Feels just as bad as it tastes. A quick citric burn and then a sticky mouth feelings. Drinks smooth enough, but I hardly want to swallow.

O: If you want something to add vodka to instead of your morning orange juice for a screwdriver, this may be the beer for you.

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Photo of crisis1290
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery
I was a bit skeptical in trying this Tangerine wheat beer from Lost Coast because of some of the negative reviews. I was offered a bottle at a party during the Christmas/New years week. Believe it or not, I really liked this beer.
Poured from the 12 oz bottle into my pint glass and right away I was hit with a nice tangerine / tangerine peel smell and a bit of wheat. Not over powering, but just enough to let you know it is in there ! The color was a very nice slight hazy gold with a thin white head. The taste was better than expected. I am a fan of wheat beers and this one did not disappoint for sure. I would definitely order this one again !

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Photo of ordybill
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a pale straw color with a large white head. The aroma is citric and maybe some wheat. The taste is disappointing slightly citric and very watery.

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Photo of Tone
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong tangerine, slight pale malt, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong tangerine, slight pale malt, and a hint of wheat, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of wheat. Overall, weak appearance, fruit only aroma, decent body, but the blend is almost all tangerine.

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Photo of anon
1.7/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was iffy on trying this one but thought I'd give it a go anyway. Pours cloudy gold and orange with lots of bubbles and an okay head. And then this brew quickly caves in on itself.

Bubbles dissapear and this beer goes totally flat. Smells strongly artificial and displeasing to the nose, maybe a hint of some lemon zest but the wheat is entirely downplayed by whatever concoction of "natural flavors" was thrown in this.

The taste is a strange wave of citrus including but not limited to aluminum, cardboard, lemon, orange peel, tangerine and other "natural" flavors. The wheat base on this one goes completely out the window and you're left feeling like you bit straight into an unripe tangerine, peel and all. I can't feel a balance whatsoever on this one.

A very sweet beer and very tangerineey but overall a major disappointment for me. I guess if you love tangerines and a lazy base brew then you should give this one a go. I mean, I did.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

-Spiegelau ipa glass. wheat with natural flavors.

A: Washy, dirty white soapy head is quick to dissipate over a dense, coppery orange colored body. Quick release of effervesce, clean topping and clean vessel.

S: Cutie tangerine sweetness, and perfumy. Smells a bit artificial though the label claims otherwise. Good strength, holds its own, but dare i say a bit unmanly?

T: Sweet breakfast juice, tangerine, canned manadrin orange, apricot and pear juice with some sweet pink grapefruit. Light tartness, you can definitly pick up on the wheat backing. Wet juicy tangerine finish.

M: Light bodied, juice like pulp feel, low range carbonation, light tangerine juiciness.

O: Drinks more like a breakfast juice, fruity with hardly any beer taste or flavor. I can literally drink this in place of breakfast juice and not feel guilty. Non beer fans should enjoy this, not bad flavor wise, though just does't have a real beer feel for me.

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Photo of scottwestphall
2.23/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hugely disappointing. Has zero head and little carbonation.

The smell is that of a non distinctive beer with some orange based cleaner.

The taste isn't horrible but not really good. I am not tasting much of a wheat ale, it's not bready nor is there a hint of yeast. I do get the Orange flavor but like the smell, it seems like someone added a hit of OJ to a Pabst or something.

This is just not that good. Hoping I have one bad bottle because otherwise I am stuck with 5 more of these.

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Photo of Jensen83
4.63/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing taste with a lovely note of fruit. Like the fact that the fruit taste is not too strong. Very light beer and perfect for the summertime. Since it is so light it's very drinkable and smooth.

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Photo of barczar
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is somewhat soapy, with a touch of tangerine pith.

Flavor reveals a lot more tangerine presence, with a lightly toasted malt backbone. The tangerine is reprised as pith in the lightly bitter finish.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.28/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tap at World of Beer in Columbus, Easton. The tangerine and citrus aroma is very pronounced, and does enhance the experience. Good choice when in the mood for a citrus beer.

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Photo of Vein95
3.96/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank straight out the bottle.
Looks- partially cloudy, mind you i couldn't see much cause its in the bottle.
Smell- light tangerine peels. Minor wheat.
Taste- medium citrus level, tangerine peel which didn't over power the wheat, which is good.
Feel- full bodied, medium carbonated.
Overall- another good "hot camping summer day brew" which i will be drinking ice cold, i definitely enjoyed it. Its something else besides the "cant hardly taste the blood orange brews out there", well i tasted this tangerine quite well....enjoy.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
2.23/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

The aroma makes a promise that the flavor doesn't keep. Smells like a basket of oranges, but falls flat and comes across as tonic water with a squirt of orange in it.

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Photo of iCica
2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I had this beer twice. The first was on tap at a local taproom. The second was when I purchased a 22 some weeks later. My first experience was unexpectedly pleasant. It smelled like tangerines, tasted bright and refreshing, and was perfect for the sunny afternoon. My second experience was not so good. I don't know if it was just the bottle, but it tasted like detergent. I couldn't finish it, and ended up dumping the entire thing.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.84/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BOD 5/26/15. Pours a slightly cloudy light amber gold. Normal head volume and retention, excellent lacing.

Outstanding nose of sweet tangerine that has a nice crisp airiness to it over a rich biscuit base.

Light medium body with a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is very good. Complexity is slight - it is a flavorful tangerine over a weak biscuit sweetness. Balance is very good. It begins with tangerine over a slight biscuit sweetness that flows into a slightly bitter middle. The finish is a bit crisp and a slight tangerine rind bitterness lingers. Up the flavor intensity and complexity, then this one becomes outstanding. It's got all the right components in balance, just not enough of them.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Tried this on draft this past weekend. Looks very nice, very orange-y. Tangerines definitely appear in the flavor profile, but this beer seems a bit thinner than I was expecting, almost watery. It was good and enjoyable, yet not a world-class beer by any means.

Worth a try... as most beers are.

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Photo of JackDempsy
4.49/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my wife's favorite beer - and she hates beer. I have to keep it in the fridge. So, for those who are not looking for a hoppy, sour, palate destroying taste, this is the beer for you. As soon as you pop the cap, a burst of tangerine smell hits you and then when you are finished, the taste lingers like a wheat biscuit on the back of your tongue.

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Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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