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Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Tangerine WheatTangerine Wheat

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620 Ratings
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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 19.88%
Wants: 10
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MLegendre on 07-28-2006)
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1/5  rDev -70.3%

01-02-2012 00:46:35 | More by Jamstone714
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1/5  rDev -70.3%

01-21-2012 03:35:39 | More by tirlzx
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North Carolina

1/5  rDev -70.3%

03-03-2012 16:50:22 | More by Gery285
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1.25/5  rDev -62.9%

05-09-2012 02:03:43 | More by khargro2
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1.25/5  rDev -62.9%

08-30-2012 00:34:15 | More by soupieman
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1.3/5  rDev -61.4%

12oz poured into pint glass

A- Pours a light orange color with absolutely zero head or lacing. pretty bad if i should say so

S-ugh, unbelievably strong tangerine, it smells like tangerine scented cleaning solution. very metallic too. not sure if it was ok to drink

T/M-exactly how it tasted. tasted no wheat considering i drank tangerine scented cleaning solution. the body was fine though, a little too bubbly though, felt like soda

O-not a good fruit beer whatsoever, very poor beer. could not even finish it

12-04-2011 07:08:09 | More by Innocentexile
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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

03-03-2012 20:34:46 | More by Nikki
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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

08-06-2014 18:37:05 | More by Nitakk
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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

06-07-2012 00:08:27 | More by 59rockabilly
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1.6/5  rDev -52.5%

I normally enjoy fruit beers but this beer was a huge disappointment.

Pours an orange-gold with a white head that very quickly disappears. Lots and lots of sediment in the glass. Normally I like bottle-conditioned beers with the yeast poured into the glass but that was a mistake with this beer.

Lots of orange aroma when i opened the bottle but after it is in the glass it smells like Tang powder.

And it pretty much tastes like tang. I'm not kidding. It starts off sweet but then ends with an odd chemical powdery taste to it. I'm sure there are some hops and malt in there somewhere but it is hard to pick it up. Frankly, this beer tastes like my first attempt at homebrewing when I went crazy and tried to make an peach IPA, which was a horrible, horrible idea.

Thin mouthfeel.

Don't buy this beer. I really can't help but wonder if this beer really has tang in it? This is the worst beer I've had in a long time.

02-14-2013 17:10:10 | More by jmbranum
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1.6/5  rDev -52.5%

A - Orangish/Amber color, small white head, minimal lacing.

S - Strong tangerine smell. Very sweet, definately living up to the name. Citrusy wheat beer smell comes through, but overpowering tangerine type aroma.

T - Truly terrible. I can't tell this is a beer, tastes like some bad flavored fruit soda. Horrible artificial tangerine taste, reminds me of tang.

M - Little heavier than light, but is this soda? Has about the same carbonation level. Yuck.

D - This is probably a great beer for people who are not really into beer and like soda or fruit drinks. It tastes absolutely disgusting and has horrible mouthfeel, would never do it again.

03-12-2010 21:58:12 | More by AgentZero
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New York

1.63/5  rDev -51.6%

Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Beer...on tap

Appearance-light orange color with a white head that doesn't linger too long. Disappears quickly.

Smell-obvious aroma of sweet fruit, lemon peel, sugar, alcohol mix.

Taste/Mouthfeel-overwhelming sweetness, fruit flavor is lost as the sugar and sweetness mixed with alcohol makes for an orange soda like taste, not at all appealing, very light watery mouthfeel. On the end is an aspirin like aftertaste.

Drinkability-too sweet, too muddled, too syrupy

Overall-I normally hate to trash a beer but for me this one honestly crashed and burned, not at all a good mix of flavors.

08-24-2010 23:38:22 | More by TheDeuce
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British Columbia (Canada)

1.83/5  rDev -45.7%

Appearance: flat orangey gold, orange crush colour. No head to speak of. Cloudy.

Smell: Orange creamsicle. Bleh.

Taste: see above. One-dimensional, sickly sweet chemical orangeyness like you'd get out of a bottle of supermarket soda. This is barely beer.

Mouthfeel: actually refreshing and tart with good carbonation, the only decent thing to be had here. Wheaty dryness at the end of the sip

Drinkability: refreshing and zinging with carbonation, easy to drink despite its problems.

05-07-2010 03:23:25 | More by strangemusic
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1.85/5  rDev -45.1%

I drank this from the bottle into a pint glass.

The beer pours a dark gold with a litle hint of gold with very light head and lacing.

The aroma is very strong, all tangerine, very sweet and citrusy.

The taste is horrible, one of the worse things I've ever head. Its super carbonated and fizzy, worse than drinking a super carbonated sparlking water. To make it worse the taste is horrible, its all fizz, not sweetness at all, just biting fizz.

The feel is horrible, and this is a total drank pourer.

Nothing worth drinking, not a fruit or lambic style beer.

01-30-2010 20:33:17 | More by jrallen34
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

07-11-2013 20:12:20 | More by TheMrFarnham
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

Got this one in a trade with nickd717. Thanks, Nick. I'm sorry to say that I don't quite understand your fervor for this beer.

Appearance: Orange, fizzy and cloudy. The head dissipates in a matter of seconds. It's like pouring soda.

Smell: Tang.

Taste & mouthfeel: Fermented Tang. This literally tastes exactly like Tang, minus the sweetness.

Drinkability: If I had kids, this is what I'd put in their lunchboxes. Personally, I'll stick to beer that doesn't taste like soda.

09-23-2009 17:41:45 | More by largadeer
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Puerto Rico

2/5  rDev -40.7%

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New York

2/5  rDev -40.7%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-16-2011 01:19:42 | More by oline73
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Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -40.7%

01-26-2012 04:53:53 | More by mdevonshire
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

12-10-2011 23:25:06 | More by crob3888
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -40.7%

05-10-2012 20:18:03 | More by bumchilly25
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

06-20-2012 02:19:56 | More by DocG
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

Pours a hazy yellow-orange colour, with a soda-bubbling head that fizzes and fizzles, leaving absolutely nothing whatsoever. I looks like a soft drink. Extremely flat and empty, and thin and sugary. I'm unimpressed.

Nose is hugely sweet and citrussy, almost indistinguishable from Fanta. OK, perhaps it is a little more genuinely fruity than Fanta, but jeez it's not far off. Little else. It's weak, sweet and insipid.

Taste is unfortunate, even given the nose. Initial faint tangerine character on the front, which gets muted and then smashed by a grainy wheat acidity that is just different enough from the citrus acidity to throw the whole palate off balance. Very light feel, not even with the carbonation you expect for the sweetness. Finish is dichotomously weak and cloying.

Very unpleasant beer this one. It's not a refreshing fruit beer, it's an unfortunate and insipid one. Very little to recommend it, even if you're a fan of the style.

11-02-2010 03:59:16 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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