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Tangerine Wheat | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Tangerine WheatTangerine Wheat
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by MLegendre on 07-28-2006

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Reviews: 221 | Ratings: 849
Reviews by gpogo:
Photo of gpogo
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy wheaty orange color. No head. Little bits of tangerine zest?

A- As soon as I opened the bottle I smelled tangerine smell. Not bad smell either, smells like actual fruit was used over chemicals.

T- Tangerine flavor dominates. There is a weak american wheat backing, but it is hard to notice. A lot of over the top fruit beers taste more like bad soda. This is refreshing in a radler sort of way, perhaps like adding two oranges to a wit beer.

M- Very smooth medium bodied beer. Moderate carbonation.

D- I usually hate fruit beers. I would love to drink this after a long bike ride. It's a very refreshing beer. That said it isn't too beery, more like a mixed radler.

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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 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 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 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 tectactoe
2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a pale straw, somewhat golden color with little tiny bits of white sediment floating around in the beer - is this supposed to simulate pulp?! Tiny bit of haze in the middle, but decent clarity for the most part, especially for a wheat beer. The big white head froths up fast but tames itself quickly and reduces to nothing more than a ring within a minute. The nose smells like Tang. Orange Tang. To be more precise, artificial orange drink. Not orange juice, but orange "drink". It has that kind of dry, powdery smell to it. And the taste pretty much follows right along with that. A slightly tart and tangy snap of orange and tangerine; however, it's not as natural tasting as I'd hoped - kind of artificial and chalky on the palate. It seems a bit diluted, too, like some of the flavor had gone missing somewhere. The wheat flavor is abound, but it engulfed, for the most part, by the tangerine flavors. It kind of has a weird, medicinal, chewing vitamin-like aftertaste. Thin body, high carbonation.

This seems like it would be better paired for a hot summer day by the pool or just after finishing up the yard work on a 90 degree day. It could be good, but unfortunately the tangerine flavor is a bit too artificial in character.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of imperialstout27
2.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into pub glass.

A: A dark straw colored beer w/ slightly off-white head. Very hazy with lots of sizable yeast clumps floating around, which could turn some people off.

S: Wow. They're not kidding around with the tangerine. The tangerine citrus smell is very prominent and is quite similar to Tang, albeit not as strong. Also similar to orange Chapstick. Smells a little artificial (although the bottle says "natural flavor"). Some wheat tanginess. Yeast.

T: Fruit Loops marinated in orange soda. Seriously, it tastes exactly like orange colored Fruit Loops to me, and not just with the fruit flavor itself but also the grain. The fruit hits upfront and the grain notes rise to the surface on the midpalate to the finish, just like the cereal. I think the bottle said "a hint of tangerine" or something like that, but, nope, this is tangerine in your face. Also reminds me of Orange Crush or Sunkist soda. Bitter tanginess in the aftertaste. Some yeast. It's actually quite bitter from midpalate to the aftertaste.

M: Not bad, actually. Medium body, no doubt helped by the yeast in suspension.

D: Would be ok on a hot day. Could drink a couple, but I would probably reach for a good witbier instead.

Overall I think this beer is going to polarize. Some people would like it, and it could be approachable for the uninitiated beer drinker who also likes fruit flavors. The base beer is probably pretty good, but the tangerine flavor is too prominent and just not natural-tasting enough for me. Not bad, but also not my thing. But, I wouldn't refuse it if offered on a hot day.

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Photo of Herze
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seandogg1986
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of gab2409
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Absolutely no head. The appearance is that of a mix of beer and cider. It didn't have the typical wheat beer cloudiness.

S: The smell is actually quite nice. You don't get a tangerine beer without knowing that it will be citrus-heavy. The smell isn't overpowering, and is the highlight of the beer for me.

T: The taste really fell flat for me. It's almost as if the tangerine taste was from the bitter zest, rather than the sweeter fruit. It had a fair taste, but the lack of head was kind of a turn-off for me. In the end, the bitterness left an aftertaste that hindered the beer.

M: Nothing initially stood out about the mouthfeel. After a bit of pondering, the beer feels a bit over-carbonated. This may be splitting hairs, though.

O: I'm a fan of fruit beers, when it's done right. This one was intriguing to me, but it didn't really scratch my citrus itch. I don't think I will be giving this one a round two.

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Photo of generallee
3.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer pours a hazy orange golden color with a small soapy white head. The head fades out quickly leaving just a thin ring of slick bubbles on top of the beer. There is very little in the way of lacing.

Smell: The aroma hit me right in the nose from the pop of the cap. It has a big bold freshly zested orange/tangerine peel and pith character over pale wheat bready notes.

Taste/Palate: It has a thin base of mildly sweet wheat malt with a heavy pungent dose of orange oil and zest with pith. The tangerine seems to add to malt sweetness and at the same time add a slight bitter orange character as well. Hops are well hidden but offer a slight herbal bitterness that picks up on the orange bitterness. The mouth feel is a bit thin and the carbonation comes off fizzy.

Notes: This one was way off balance and too light on the palate. Overall I was just not impressed with this beer.

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Photo of ValpoExpo
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of aquazr1
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Distinct tangerine flavor. Almost overwhelming the rest of the beer. Good intro beer.

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Photo of KolbMarley
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jpark052
4.5/5  rDev +36%

Photo of andrewdanks
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Stebow1289
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of standardcherry
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Duff_Man
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of j0501
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.32/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hey, this stuff is ok. Pours good and hazy, looks like we're entering flavor country. Taste and aroma hit you up with the obvious citrus tangerine, not overwhelming, but more than enough to make no mistake its a tangerine flavored beer.

Mouthfeel, remarkably consistent for a fruit beer, they usuall falter down the stretch. Drinkable, although not worth $7 a 6er, unless its for your old lady and she's hot.

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Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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