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Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 19.71%
Wants: 12
Gots: 96 | 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

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Beer added by: MLegendre on 07-28-2006

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Ratings: 728 | Reviews: 211
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at POPE, Philly, PA

I was actually in the mood for a wheat beer this particular day. Served in a ribbed tumbler, a hazy, burnt sienna color with a wispy white head; no real retention or lacing to speak of. Obvious whole tangerine peel in the nose, with a zesty wheat profile. Delivers what it promises in the taste, bready wheat malts, tangerine and more tangerine, from the pulp to the peel, mild pithy bitterness in the finish. Light-medium body, a bit chewy, and moderately refreshing. No surprises here. Not too bad overall.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New beer on tap at bdubs. A good way to stay cool on this 102 degree day!

Appearance - cloudy, muddy orange. Good hold to the thin finger of creamy foam.

Aroma - bright and tangeriny. Some wheat influence softens things. Good resilience too.

Taste - a smooth, almost milky orange, like an Orange Julius beer. Solid fruit flavor without sugary sweetness. Even a touch of rind tartness.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and easy sailing. Full body for a wheat but still refreshing.

Drinkability - goes down way too easy.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
2.86/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I didn't know what to expect with this "beer" before purchasing..

Poured from the bottle the beer appears a hazy orange-ish with a microscopic white head. The nose is a potent orange soda slap in the face with a hint of beer...brings me back to my Keenan and Kel days. Unfortunately, it tastes exactly like orange soda as well...god awful beer with no redeeming qualities. The artificial orange candy flavor and extreme effervescence is way too overpowering to say that the slight bitterness on the back end brings balance to the beverage. Although I can't detect an ABV at all making it quite drinkable...for a mixed drink. I will never drink this "beer" again.

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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

Photo of mooseo
2.45/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into wheat glass.

A - Slightly hazy yellow copper with a large frothy white head.

S - Smells like tangerine sweet tarts. Maybe some mango and lemon as well.

T - Tastes nothing like the aroma. There is a medicinal tangerine citrus flavor that is weak and tends to linger throughout. A stale bready characteristic is evident. No hops or bitterness present. Very unpleasant overall.

M - Light and watery. Average carbonation.

O - Not a very good beer. Reminded me of a weak tangerine cough syrup. It was hard to finish the bottle, but I did it. Never again.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What a great, refreshing smell!! Clean, citrus, fresh, orange.

A dark, not bright, yellow color with a thin white foam that all but disappears in the glass.
The flavor is a strong clear orange/tangerine.

Light on the palate with a lingering aftertaste. This may have merely been psychological, but I couldn't get the thought of a cleaning solvent out of my head.

I wanted to like the beer. I love the smell. I love orange in my alcohol. I just couldn't get past it.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
78 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.