Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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2.13/5 rDev -36.8%
12oz bottle via Beermasons. Poured into a Great Divide goblet.
Pours a dull orange, reminiscent of a jaded Irn-Bru with a slightly off-white head of foam that fades too soon.
Tangerine is certainly there in the smell of this. In fact, it is pretty well the only thing there. A kind of earthy, sweet tangerine smell that reminds me of another soft drink sold in Australia, whose name currently evades me (something Spring).
Taste is also soda like, plenty of sweet tangerine there and that is about it. Any wheat beer base is totally dominated by the addition of the tangerine.
Syrupy and soft drink like, it is not overly refreshing. Feels thicker than it should, perhaps that is the syrup on the front of this.
Overall, as soft drink, it would be ok, as a beer it is less than ok. Very disappointing and difficult to finish.
10-30-2011 07:54:21 | More by MrKennedy
2.55/5 rDev -24.3%
Poured out of 12 oz bottle into Shiner drinking mug
A) Hazy orange, not much head, not much retention and no lacing. There were a few bits of sediment noted.
S) Like opening a container of mandarin oranges for my son. There was faint wheat aroma.
T) A few scoops of Tang mixed with beer. It is not terrible, but it is not good. The finish is like medicine. If I'm being specific, and I will be, it was like Delsym orange flavored cough suppressant.
M) Lighter side of medium, not too much carbonation. Pretty crisp and kind of dry. Not the aftertaste for this beer drinker.
O) I like fruit beers for the most part. Perhaps I would have enjoyed this more on a hot summer day, but I sincerely doubt it.
10-26-2011 01:37:35 | More by RoamingGnome
2.65/5 rDev -21.4%
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy honey color with just a wisp of a head that fades away rather quickly without leaving any traces
Smell: Tangerine, no doubt, but there is a hint of unnatural powdered candy, too
Taste: The tangerine flavor builds and builds but the beer ultimately tastes like one of those chewable aspirin tablets I remember from long ago - yuck!
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation
Overall: Couldn't hack the memories of children's aspirin that this beer brought back for me; drain pour
10-15-2011 18:18:51 | More by brentk56
3.63/5 rDev +7.7%
A: some lacing, murky golden color and half finger head.
S: Mostly tangerine with malt background.
T: Lot of tangerine throughout making this very refreshing from start to finish. No hops really. Mostly wheat background.
M: light body and high carbonation.
Overall: Bascially alcoholic flat fanta. It was good but not what I want from my beer.
10-07-2011 01:27:46 | More by kylehay2004
4.15/5 rDev +23.1%
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.
09-23-2011 23:33:39 | More by WoodBrew
2.75/5 rDev -18.4%
Pours a hazy golden yellow hue which leaves a fast vanishing two finger head and a very little rim of lacing,the smell is basically one of the most strongest fruit inspired wheat beers ive ever sampled and has aromas of very strong Tangerine a touch like sunkist and with a twist of candied wheat,the mouthfeel is light bodied and very similar to sunkist with its high carbonation and the only tastes i can phathom from this brew are obviously Tangerine,candied wheat and fruit punch and overall the Tangerine is way too overpowering and doesnt let any other flavours shine and i would not buy again it almost reminds me of sunkist mixed with vodka cheers.
09-18-2011 14:25:13 | More by ADZA
2.58/5 rDev -23.4%
355mL bottle courtesy of Beermasons subscription.
Lightly hazy orange-straw. Aggressive pour yields a finger of white head that dissipates to nothing. Looks listless.
Nose really does smell like freshly cut tangerine. Barely detectable grainy wheat notes. That's all folks.
Taste has maybe a tad more depth. The tangerine is complemented by a clean earthiness from the wheat. Still, I'd much rather a tangerine flavour that was hop-driven..
Easily the best part of the beer. Refreshing tingly carbonation with the wheat providing nice texture and some length.
Is what it is and does what it does. Probably be very enjoyable in peak summer.
09-16-2011 10:55:18 | More by spicelab
2.83/5 rDev -16%
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy gold color with about a half inch white head that went away quickly. Not much lacing at all. The beer smells mostly like tangerines, along with a little bit of wheat. It tastes kinda like a watered down sugar substitute tangerine/citrusy soda would taste. Not awful, but not exactly good, either. Mouthfeel/body is light, it has good carbonation and it's not hard to drink. Overall I can't say I'm impressed with this beer at all. I like the aroma, but that's about the only thing I like a lot about this brew. With that being said, I'd still try this again in the future just as long as I was only buying a single bottle and not a 6 pack. I've had worse but I wouldn't recommend that anyone buy more than a single bottle of this at a time.
08-27-2011 00:44:16 | More by bluejacket74
2.68/5 rDev -20.5%
Large bubbled, quickly dying head. Leaves no lace. Very cloudy as it should be. Orange, dirty amber color.
Strong, sweet tangerine aroma--almost smells like orange juice or children's aspirin. I detect no wheat. Reminds me of Grand Marnier.
Think lawn mower beer with a shot of orange liqueur added or perhaps orangina with a shot of vodka. Either way it is a bizarre flavor that I've never experienced before. Normally, this would get extra points, but I'd say this is a clear miss. There's no wheat, the beer is too sweet and the aftertaste dies quickly. The body is okay, though.
It's drinkable, but just barely.
08-26-2011 23:56:19 | More by smcolw
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev +18.7%
On tap at St Augustines in Vancouver.
A: 1/8" white head over straw coloured liquid with excellent clarity.
S: Very strong smell of tangerine and a faint smell of wheat.
T: Very sweet, almost reminds me of Fanta tangerine soda.
M: Medium level of fine carbonation and medium viscosity.
O: A very drinkable wheat ale with fruit, but it may be too sweet for some.
08-17-2011 16:46:22 | More by DaftCaskBC
3.25/5 rDev -3.6%
I got this on tap at a beer house bar. Very nice appearance: it has an extremely thick, milky and super cloudy look that I've never seen. The predominant aroma when you smell this beer is of, well you probably guessed, tangerine. Hints of wheat can also be found.
The taste is also as 'advertised', with a very predominant tangerine taste which, in my opinion, was a bit too strong and hid the usual qualities of a beer that I look for although I must clarify that in the end this a vegetable/fruit beer and this is to be expected. The fact that tangerine is not among my favorite fruits also applies the aforementioned taste points.
Overall, a good beer and highly recommended for those looking to try something different and specially to all the tangerine lovers.
08-14-2011 17:54:36 | More by olimpia84
2.83/5 rDev -16%
Cloudy straw colour with a creamy white head. Limited lacing.
Very, very juicy tangerine with plenty of sweetness.
Very orangey, in fact it is just like Sunkist. There’s not really any malt here nor is there anything particularly appetising unless I wanted soda.
Medium body with moderately-hgih carbonation.
This is just like a glass of Sunkist only with a touch less sugar. For me it is over the top on the fruit flavour and it lacks any sense of finesse.
08-07-2011 03:44:08 | More by dgilks
3.45/5 rDev +2.4%
A - Pours a light orange, thin head
S- Very citrusy, orange/tangerine smell
T- it honestly tastes like chewing on an orange peel after a soccer game. (That's what we used to do)
M -Lightly carbed.
O- Good beer but it felt like it was lacking.. Not sure what it's missing, bit something feels off. It wasn't bad, but not one of my favorites. I'll definitely try another brew from them again though...
07-23-2011 16:31:20 | More by jthomp000
4.2/5 rDev +24.6%
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.
07-20-2011 02:37:17 | More by angelogarcia3
3.95/5 rDev +17.2%
22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Pours a clean orangish-yellow with carbonation bubbles coming to the top. Nose is wheat and fruit, the tangerine comes through nicely. Taste is malt and wheat with the tangerine present but not overpowering or oversweet. Mouthfeel is light bodied and very carbonated. Rather refreshing overall. I enjoyed it at the pool while on vacation in CA.
07-19-2011 12:16:26 | More by tdm168
Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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