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Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 19.76%
Wants: 11
Gots: 89 | 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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Photo of ThePorterSorter
2.86/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Photo of 59rockabilly
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of mooseo
2.45/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

Photo of DrunkenMonk
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of jsisko01
4.44/5  rDev +31%
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

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
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 +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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1.25/5  rDev -63.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.77/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A guest review from my wife of one of her favorite fruit beers.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Ayinger pilsner glass. Pours a peachy amber color, cloudy and fairly fizzy with a thin skim of head.

In your face tangerine aroma; clementines, tangerine rind, honey and hints of malt combine for a very pleasant smell. Think Orange Crush, but not as sweet.

Taste is much milder than aroma. Tangerine is still prominent, with a mild bready flavor, with the maltiness quickly fading for a quiet finish.

Has a thinish mouthfeel, somewhat soft and refereshing due to the citrusy zing. The tang is felt more than tasted, likely due to the carbonation.

The strong tangerine flavor combined with this brew is how a wheat beer should be; forget adding the orange to Blue Moon, this is the beer you want!

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +18%

Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
77 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.