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Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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77
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695 Ratings
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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 19.82%
Wants: 11
Gots: 81 | 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:
Beer added by: MLegendre on 07-28-2006

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Photo of jmbranum
1.6/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of MCain04
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a snifter at Ale Arsenal.

A: Pale, lightly hazy, and with decent head.

S: HUGE tangerine. Unmistakeable and enjoyable.

T/M: Grainy, citrus, but somehow artificial. Lots of tangerine, almost like candy. Some good carbonation, lightly dry end taste.

O: Must try if you like tangerine. Otherwise, would not recommended.

Photo of Cam9191
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of kp29
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of ryanpj
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Chadhowie
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of dertyd
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of thehead92
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of tectactoe
2.76/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Dalmanfsu
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of HoppyHoward
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Fossilhunter
4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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5/5  rDev +47.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
77 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.