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Tangerine Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Reviews: 213
Hads: 832
Avg: 3.31
pDev: 20.24%
Wants: 23
Gots: 176 | FT: 0
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States | website

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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Reviews: 213 | Hads: 832
Photo of KajII
2.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium golden amber with a huge (3-4 finger) white fizzy head that diminished rapidly, leaving behind a thin film which did create some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was all about the tangerine with a slight scent of a grain malt and a sweaty yeast.

The taste was sweet and fruity throughout with a nice wheat presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow with a sweet citrus taste left to linger.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a very mild carbonation.

Overall a very fruity tasting brew with a thin watery feel, would be great when you feel overheated and want to chug a few...

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Photo of buschbeer
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - It is amber with golden highlights. Yeast is suspended throughout. I got about an inch of off white head.

S - Tangerine is well represented.

T - It tastes as advertised, tangerine and wheat. This is one beer that tastes exactly as you would expect it to taste.

M - Moderate

O - It reminds me of Blue Moon with an orange slice, but without that cardboard taste that Blue Moon seems to have.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
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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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
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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Photo of ThePorterSorter
2.86/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of mooseo
2.45/5  rDev -26%
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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Photo of jsisko01
4.44/5  rDev +34.1%
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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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
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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Photo of TheHoppiest
4.77/5  rDev +44.1%
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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Photo of stercomm
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Avery pint glass.

A - hazy honey orange, big white head that recedes quickly leaving a thin layer.

S - Sweet tangerine orange, little hint of malts

T - At first I wasn't that impressed, but after a few tastes felt like this was a fairly balanced, some tangerine, nice malts, actually tasted a bit of hops.

M - Medium bodied medium carbonation

O - Okay brew, the tangerine taste seems a bit forced, is a refreshing finish

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Photo of bskrtz
3.37/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle served cold in glass pint

A) Rusted orange haze; lacy white head settles quickly.

S) Rush of citrus fruit. Sweet, mild ginger spice, sour dough

T) Sweet and malty, Hops are barely present

M) Refreshing bubbly spiked tangerine fizz, similar in texture to orange soda. Smooth and drinkable

O) Lives up to its name -- tangerine beer.

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Photo of DM1293
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this one on a whim to try a wheat beer that was mixed with an orange taste. I was personally trying to get something that was like Shock Top, but better in taste.

This one is definitely that. Its a bit sweeter than what I was expecting, but the orange is complimented by the wheat very well. Its kinda light, almost no bitterness, and goes down smooth to the last drop.

I don't know if I'd buy this with food, cause it does ride the palate a fair bit, but its definitely a good kind of "kick back and knock one down" kind of drink.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a 1/2 inch orange-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip back into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is a mix of tangerines and oranges with some slight grain aromas. Taste is of intense tangerine up front (fruit and zest) with a wheat aftertaste. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good fruit beer that delivers much more than I was expecting it to.

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Photo of tone77
3.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tangerines, some wheat. Taste is tart, lots of tangerine, a touch of wheat, a slight bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a drinkable and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap served in a pint glass

A - Clear goldenrod yellow with one finger white head and minimal lacing min head retention

S - Zesty Tangerine and toasted malts

T - Not too sweet, decent balance with a lot of tangerine and toasted malt backbone.

M - medium body, medium carbonation.

O - Decent fruit beer, would only get it whilst in the mood.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.61/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

My grocery store's beer selection just got re-orgainzed, and you know what that means; discontinued beer. Tangerine Wheat was one of the victims, however I did score a six-pack for just $3, and this is a beer I've had an eye on for some time. Better get the tick now. On to the beer:

The color is toasted orange with a moderately hazy body and a short head that splashes a few drops of lace around the glass. The nose is full tangerine. Not a "fake smelling" tangerine, but a freshly cut tangerine with a crisp and quite sweet scent.

This is good stuff despite having an overcarbonated body. The flavor remains dominant of the tangerine fruit, but not nearly as succulent as the aroma. There's a very light tracve of malted wheat to balance out the fruit. Hops are very light in this one as well, but I swear I tasted something piney-like. Surprisingly, its carbonation provides much of the bitterness, in a club soda kind of way. The body is light, and the carbonation is very peppy (bet you didn't see that coming).

A more than reasonable offering from the fruit beer category. While I prefer the essence and balance of something like Hangar 24's Orange Wheat, Tangerine Wheat is a little bit of a breakup from the usual orange flavored wheat ale.

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Photo of ikantspel
2.19/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz served into a russian river goblet

pours a pale hazy golden color with a small head.

heavy heavy citrus smell. almost smells like orange glo. would be "that guy" and say its overwhelming but im finding it refreshing

alas the taste fails me. taste like the orange cleaner i mentioned above. its too overpowering. at least i know my liver will be squeaky clean now

i mean if your in the mood for something unusual try it. or if you cant get those pesky stains off your liver, try it

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Photo of erosier
4.2/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber color with a medium sized white colored head that leaves some lacing down the glass as it fades.
S: Smells of sweet toasted wheat, some malt, and a nice amount of tangerine in the nose.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted wheat, some toasted malts, and then a lot of tangy tangerine citrus flavors. Pretty nice actually, I liked how it wasn't too sweet but had a lot of tangerine flavor.
M: Smooth, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation, light feeling, tangy, and fruity.
D: Very drinkable, this would be great on the beach. Overall a nice mix of flavors and feel. It was more tangerine flavor than I was expecting and I surprisingly liked it.

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Photo of kirok1999
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, what a little Shandy we have here. Oh wait, it's not a Shandy. Pretty close though.
Slightly hazy orange, bit of a head and no lacing.
Smells very mild, just a hint of citrus and some caramel and wheat.
Taste is much stronger than the smell. The citrus dominates with a bit much of the bitter peel. Not very sweet and a very dry finish. The wheat really isn't that noticeable, but it is there in the background. Mild carbonation level gives it a zingy feel that pairs well with the citrus.
Overall a nice summer beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at The Lab gastropub in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes. Served with an orange wedge (against my preferences, mind you).

A: Pours a one finger head of fair cream and thickness, and nice retention. Colour is a hazy copper.

Sm: Extreme citrus esters are quite strong, but this may be from the orange wedge. Very fresh and pleasant.

T: Tangerine and orange fruit ester hops. Very sweet. A light barley foundation is surprising; where is the wheat? Simple but well balanced and nicely built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the flavour.

Dr: Very drinkable, but lacking complexity or inspiration. I'd have it again at a lower price.

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Photo of Innocentexile
1.31/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz poured into pint glass

A- Pours a light orange color with absolutely zero head or lacing. pretty bad if i should say so

S-ugh, unbelievably strong tangerine, it smells like tangerine scented cleaning solution. very metallic too. not sure if it was ok to drink

T/M-exactly how it tasted. tasted no wheat considering i drank tangerine scented cleaning solution. the body was fine though, a little too bubbly though, felt like soda

O-not a good fruit beer whatsoever, very poor beer. could not even finish it

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Photo of MrKennedy
2.15/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
2.6/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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Photo of brentk56
2.74/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
76 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.