Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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4.03/5 rDev +19.6%
screw the haters on this one, this beer kicks ass. whether you like fruit beers or not, you have to respect this one. so much flavor! the pour is a relatively standard looking pale wheat color with a lacey but thin white head. the nose is epic, so much tangerine, right from the tree. its acidic and sweet, tangy and robust, its juicy and alive, all at once. its fantastic, and it crowds out any heavy vibes from the wheat malt in both taste and smell. all those aromas carry through to the flavor, which is equally orangey and refreshing. there is no other brew out there this heavy on the tangerine citrus element. its uncanny really. more than enough carbonation, made a little heavy from the left over yeast, but to me this is inconsequential, as the tangerine notes make this beer as light as can be. a perfect spring break lounge chair sipper, winter transformer, or everyday slammer. i absolutely adored this beer, and im sorry to see it rated so low. i think its a rare thing in the beer world to encounter a brew with so much fruit character that isnt sweet or fake. this is really lovely, dont let the ratings throw you off.
12-04-2012 05:03:48 | More by StonedTrippin
3.13/5 rDev -7.1%
12 oz bottle courtesy of cosmo4u pours a hazed gold color with a modest white head. It does display some nice retention and a few spots of lace.
Nose is quite pleasant...tangerine galore with a decent wheat tang and a little drop of honey sweetness.
Taste throws out some competing flavors....I dont like how the malty sweetness plays against the sharp, obvious tangerine citrus. It lacks flow and the pithy character comes out too much. I dont like the syrupy wheat/malt flavors and think this would come across better with a lighter malt and an uplifting bubbly carbonation. The mouthfeel is a little flat and a touch cloying. I am a sucker for fruit beers, so I will finish this 12 oz sample, but I definitely wont look for this one again.
11-07-2012 04:15:32 | More by twiggamortis420
2.5/5 rDev -25.8%
Hazy amber, with sediment visible, although the bottle was dated over a year ago, so that's taken into consideration. Limited suds, no lace.
Nose proves to be soapy. I get dish soap, to be exact. Would make for a fetching hand-wash, but not beer.
Tastes similar to the aroma, like slightly carbonated soap, with a hint of wheat and citrus at the finish. Definitely not impressive.
10-28-2012 12:30:37 | More by secondtooth
4.05/5 rDev +20.2%
For starters, because the beer comes in a conditioned bottle, its imperative that this beer is not drank from the bottle and poured correctly. My wife poured one of these beers incorrectly leaving all the yeast and sedimet in the bottle and her beer looked and tasted(bad) completly different than mine. On to the review:
Appearance-The beer pours clear with a dark blond color and some carbonation at first and then turns into a cloudy deep orange color with the final swirl from the conditiioned bottle. It takes a few minutes for the beer to settle and develope it's unfiltered characteristics. The head is a fluffy bright white color and looks like it may die down toward the end. The deep orange color is appealing but I expected a thicker head from a wheat.
Smell-It smells like orange juice...plan and simple. The orange smell is impressive and inviteing but I would like something in there to tell me its beer and I didnt get it.
Taste- The beer tast just like it smells. The orange is dominant but but there is a slit bitterness at the end (the very end) and some light carbonation that lets you know that its beer.
Mouthfeel- The feel is very thin and the beer goes down like water. I typically dont drink beer very fast but this may be the easiest drinking beer I have had and the glass was empty in just a few pulls. It drinks much like an american mega brewed lager without the graininess. I expected a much heavier feel for an unfiltered wheat and thought this was the beers weakest charicteristic.
Overall- If you searching for hopps and malts you will be disapointed in this brew. However, evaluating the beer for what it is (fruit beer) I think it hit its mark quite well. This beer is well crafted and is defiinatley an above average fruit beer. The beer needed a thicker head with more lacing on the glass and lacked complexity to be considered a nop notch beer. This beer would be an excellant picnic beer or hot wheater beer. It would also be an excellant entry level beer for someone new to craft beer. Overall I enjoyed the beer. It is definatley interesting and worth checking out.
09-18-2012 02:54:55 | More by halfgermanhalfirish
Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
77 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.