Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Ratings: 778
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 19.41%
Wants: 20
Gots: 132 | FT: 0
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: MLegendre on 07-28-2006

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Ratings: 778 | Reviews: 223
Photo of 00145ask
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Much better than most fruit beers. I'd take this over blue moon any day!

Photo of Rlhitchcock
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer and a mimosa??? I am sold!

Photo of json83
4.8/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Smelled orange, tangerine, pulp, orange rind and maybe some citrus hops. Simple, yet good. Got orange, tangerine, orange rind, orange pulp, wheat and grass. Reminded me a bit of an orange creamsicle, orange Smarties and the orange type of dental cleaning powder. Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Lively carbonation. Astringent, crisp and refreshing finish. A excellent fruit beer not fruity to the extent of disgust. I would highly recommend this seasonal specialty! One of the top on my list under this category. 150 calories per bottle 5% ABV.

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.77/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A guest review from my wife of one of her favorite fruit beers.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Ayinger pilsner glass. Pours a peachy amber color, cloudy and fairly fizzy with a thin skim of head.

In your face tangerine aroma; clementines, tangerine rind, honey and hints of malt combine for a very pleasant smell. Think Orange Crush, but not as sweet.

Taste is much milder than aroma. Tangerine is still prominent, with a mild bready flavor, with the maltiness quickly fading for a quiet finish.

Has a thinish mouthfeel, somewhat soft and refereshing due to the citrusy zing. The tang is felt more than tasted, likely due to the carbonation.

The strong tangerine flavor combined with this brew is how a wheat beer should be; forget adding the orange to Blue Moon, this is the beer you want!

Photo of AuntBea
4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Loved this beer. Nice tangerine flavor without being too strong. Very refreshing.

Photo of ALLISON01
4.61/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

i live this beer! Awesome tangerine taste!

Photo of Ry-Dog
4.61/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great taste. Citrus blended with wheat, crisp, refreshing.

Photo of patbhurley
4.57/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great Summer Session Beer!

Good in bottle - Better on Tap! Can adjust CO2 for better head and head retention.

Light cloudy orange appearance with a bright tangerine smell.
Strong tangerine taste on front, followed by surprising lingering fuller wheat complexity, nice alcohol burn, and bright lemon finish that begs for another sip!

Warning if you don't go right back for that other sip a baby aspirin taste creeps in.

ALL In All - A Great Breakfast Beer that you can continue to drink all day!
Remember - You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!

Photo of RCLOHR267
4.54/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a sucker for citrusy beers.

Photo of Psyopticon
4.52/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased in Weaverville, CA at Tops Market.

This beer had a pretty foggy/hazzy appearance. Smelled like a pretty nice tangerine. The taste was quite surprising, I had never had a fruity beer before, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. There was medium carbonation from what I noticed. In my opinion, fruity beers have kinda been more of a 'girlie' thing, but after finally having one, I can say this would be a good beer to have on a hot day for any guy. Enjoyable when you just want to kick back.

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this has got a one finer thick finely porous white head,thin lateral lacing, and a hazy light golden body.

I can certainly smell the tangerine, it shines through among all the other very pleasant and refreshing scents I'm picking up with this brew. This smells like summer in a glass to me.

I taste crisp wheat brew elements with the perfect addition of true tangerine flavor. Nothing ade-y or fructose syrupy is present in this brew, just natural and delicious!

Mouthfeel is clean and smooth. I can't hardly tell I just took a hearty swig of beer.

Overall a solid 4.5 for Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe. I was pleasantly surprised by the non-artificiality of the tangerine flavor.

Photo of JackDempsy
4.49/5  rDev +32.1%
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.

Photo of jsisko01
4.44/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a bright yellowish-orange color (similar to orange juice) with a VERY thin head that dissipates instantly. Not much to say for lacing either.

Smell - All I can really smell is the tangerine, it overpowers everything else that is there. Still smells delicious though.

Taste - Besides the dominant tangerine flavor and zest.. it's very bready and malty. Sweet and tangy with a little bit of coriander in the background. Can't forget the wheat lol.. It all blends together very well.

Mouthfeel - Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall - I love this beer. It's nice to try something different.. After about 10 minutes the foam and lacing was completely gone, but I can't say it had a negative effect on the flavor. You probably shouldn't to drink this beer if you have acid reflux, it's quite acidic. I'm finding this out afterward.. lol

Photo of Tylers66
4.38/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good summer beer, just the right amount of tangerine

Photo of dbONE
4.37/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard pint.
The cup runneth over with the explosive white head as it falls out of the bottle forming a peaceful golden body releasing and aroma
of strong orange blossoms. This carries over to the essence of tangerine that latches on as you roll up for the first sip.
As you except this first sip your taste buds pick up the wheat that is well masked behind the citrus storm. The citrus tingles the tongue as it rolls across and falls away. The head really doesn't have time to fade away into the glass because the beer in the glass isn't in there very long. This is a light drink that sit at only 5%, perfect for the hot summer day, one after another. This is also a great breakfast for those weekend mornings you want to start early.

Photo of andrenaline
4.29/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a thumb of light bubbly head leaving no real lacing after the settle.

S - Oranges and bubble gum overpower the scent. Wheat grass comes through a bit on the finish, but it's quite mild and almost undetectable.

T - Beer and orange juice. The bottle says a 'bit of tangerine'... That's an understatement! The orange flavour is quite strong, but in a nice refreshing way. Again, the wheat comes through, but it is rather mild. There's also a bit of a sour lemon flavour which hits you on the finish.

M - Perfect amount of carbonation, and goes down smooth. Every sip leaves you thirsty for more.

D- This stuff is simply amazing. A tasty summertime beverage, and this one would be perfect as a 'hair-of-the-dog' type drink after a night of drinking! The orange is quite dominant, but there's enough wheaty/malty flavours that linger to remind you that it's still beer. I wish this stuff came in a 6-pack, because it's the perfect summertime beer.

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.27/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a bomber with andrenaline at a bbq & beer tasting
A - I got the first half of the bottle and it was more clear golden orange, but andrenaline got the last half and it had a much more cloudy wheat appearance, short white head didn't retain much
S - no surprise it smells like tangerine, BUT was surprised at how strong! Also some grainy wheat hints.
T - I used to make "breakfast beers" while camping which is just beer topped off with some O.J., and this is a better version. Very clean orange citrus and wheat flavours, just a pleasant taste.
M - a good thin, clean, crisp and refreshing
D - I could pound this all day in the sun

Photo of HeatherSnowman
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Nice authentic Tangerine flavor, not too sweet. It's a blue moon on steroids :)

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.24/5  rDev +24.7%

West coast, west coast, west coast boyeeee.

Appearance (3.75) : Fluffy vanilla-colored three finger head atop a hazy golden glow of wonder. Opacity about 60%. Head retention is good.

Smell (4.75) : Fresh tangerines, straight from the orchard. (okay, I've never been in an orchard, but I have seen fresh produce...) Yeah, mega tangerine... I mean, it just smells like a tangerine. It should win an award for that. It actually smells like I'm opening a tangerine at the breakfast table. I doubt I'd be able to discern a difference blindfolded between this and the real deal. I'll give it a 4.75 if just for the wow factor. There is a little sugary sweetness behind it, but I'll chalk it up to a really sweet tangerine.

Taste (4.5) : To me this is like drinking a witbier and sucking on a Tic-Tac. Dude, it's that good. It finishes with style and leaves me wanting more. I just want to keep drinking it. Oh, I guess I should be objective here : some wheat and grains, citrus rind, and finishes gloriously with tangerine and/or orange tic-tac. Gotta love beer.

Mouthfeel (4) : Creamy, medium-bodied, lightly carbonated. Ends effervescently dry.

Overall (4.24) : Would I drink this again? Dude, sign me up to buy cases. This is a pleasant beer all around. The smell blew me away, and the taste did little to sway that opinion. Mouthfeel is spot on for the style, and what else is left? The design of the bottle is catchy, too. Tangerine Wheat is fab.

Photo of furballkazoo
4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strong tangerine flavor complimenting the wheat.

Photo of angelogarcia3
4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We first must say we are usually drinking stouts or porters. In addition, from experience most beers claiming tangerine flavor/taste were disappointing. That is not the case with this beer. Right from the start this beer has a strong tangerine aroma on the nose. A nice clean white ivory head implies the carbonation that is in this beer. This beer also has a slight thickness that is unexpected. The flavor of tangerine also comes out in the taste with only an extremely slight bitterness but an effervescence that clears out the bitterness leaving the orangey taste. A really great summer beer.

Photo of erosier
4.2/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber color with a medium sized white colored head that leaves some lacing down the glass as it fades.
S: Smells of sweet toasted wheat, some malt, and a nice amount of tangerine in the nose.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted wheat, some toasted malts, and then a lot of tangy tangerine citrus flavors. Pretty nice actually, I liked how it wasn't too sweet but had a lot of tangerine flavor.
M: Smooth, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation, light feeling, tangy, and fruity.
D: Very drinkable, this would be great on the beach. Overall a nice mix of flavors and feel. It was more tangerine flavor than I was expecting and I surprisingly liked it.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.19/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-copper body with a thin, meager head.

Smell: A bottle politely mentions a "hint" of tangerine, but, damn it, I say there's more than a hint! A lovely, tangerine laden nose is what it is, friends.

Taste: A solid dose of wheat, but it's mainly sweet, juicy tangerines. Sweetish at first, but then it gives way to more citrus and a light, vague bitterness. Citrusy all the way through to the end, babies!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Just when I was griping about a lack of tangerine-based beers Lost Coast saves the day.

Photo of WoodBrew
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast is very good. If your hanging with some hotties and want them to try a good fruit style beer....this is it. The appearance I thought was lacking...the color was a cloudy burnt yellow color. The was zero head present and no lacing. The smell was AMAZING....like an orange Life Savor....very good! The taste had a big orange/tangerine taste with hints of spices. This could be compared to a Blue Moon with Orange Peel. The mouthfeel was very smooth and easy to drink....great summer beer.

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Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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