White Chocolate Ale | Sonoran Brewing Company

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White Chocolate AleWhite Chocolate Ale

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Sonoran Brewing Company
Arizona, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the beauty of the White Mountains; the Sonoran White Chocolate Ale is a light, refreshing and completely unique wheat beer. Like a fine chocolate, this brew has a delicate aroma and a subtle taste of white chocolate, which is truly astonishing!

16.5 IBU

Added by jrallen34 on 12-05-2010

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tjumfrid
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of degueulasse
2.42/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Overpowering from the first sniff, this slightly sour combination of the lightness of an ale and the richness of chocolate fails. Its watery consistency does not feel great in the mouth, especially when coupled with a flavor that tastes both artificial and unconvincing. If you want a good chocolate beer, stick with just about any stout.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ksi4077
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Auraan
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a rich, cloudy gold with bubbles going up the glass and three fingers of fluffy white head that left thick lacing on the glass. Very nice, a good wheat beer appearance. Scents of milk and white chocolate, some faint, sour berry-like notes and some faint vanilla. Not a lot going on in the aroma other than the chocolate aromas, very sweet but not bad. Flavors of milk and white chocolate, moderately sweet, with a bit of a hot chocolate flavor that gets more intense in the finish and aftertaste. Sweetness is balanced by some grainy and cracker malt flavors, most apparent on the aftertaste. There are also some mild, earthy hop flavors in the background, some vanilla and a slight hint of sourness. All this works to balance the sweetness of the chocolate flavors and make a good, not overly complex flavor profile that is quite nice. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation and a mouthfeel quite similar to eating chocolate. A good feeling and quite easy to drink, very refreshing. Overall this is an interesting beer. The addition of chocolate to a light American Pale Wheat makes for an interesting combination of flavors that makes this a unique twist on a style I've found to be very homogenous. Quite good.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.82/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazed dark yellow with tons of fizz and mild foam. The smell is amazing, it is like warm chocolate in a mug, just lovely notes of sweet chocolate. It is almost as if smelling hot chocolate. Taste is superb, velvet chocolate with a mix of mild hops in back with a slight zing of citrus way back there. I am blown away about the taste, this is so smooth and full in flavor that I could sip them all day and night without growing tired of it, its just a fine beer. I snagged this without a clue and will be stocking them for sure, what a fantastic beer and flavors that rank as some of best around, superb.......

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this one... White chocolate really shines

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Photo of GRG1313
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tsandler
2/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Overly carbonated. Not getting much chocolate either.

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Photo of lzepplin01
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaycase
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TruePerception
2.77/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Sonoran's Wht Chclt Ale. 4.7% ABV.

A: Very opaque, orangeade color. No head. No lacing. Decent sheeting.

S: It does have a touch of white chocolate aroma, but it's mostly pretty basic wheat ale.

T/MF: Not very good wheat ale, at that, Slight bitterness on swallowing. There is some kind of fatty flavor, but I would not identify it as any kind of chocolate.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Edit: In looking at the bottle, it seems the Best By date has just passed, two days ago. Maybe it crashes fast?

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone brewing flute. Pours a hazy medium gold amber with a one finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Nice aroma of white chocolate with light wheat. Flavor is wheat with a light graininess, white chocolate and light hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A very nice balance between the white chocolate and wheat and the light hopping in the finish almost comes as a slight, but pleasant surprise in a wheat ale. The cocoa butter flavor and aroma are very accurate, and while somewhat mild, appropriate for the more delicate flavors in the wheat base. I was very pleasantly surprised by this ale and enjoyed it thoroughly. Great job. Glad to have found this brewery and ale in Southern California.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of largadeer
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NodakEric
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smanson56
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perhaps one of the most pleasantly surprising beers I've had in a while. The color was a hazy yellow orange color. The nose has a very pleasant chocolate aroma. The taste follows the nose with a nice flavor of chocolate in the ale. Not a artificial flavor but very smooth and well done.

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White Chocolate Ale from Sonoran Brewing Company
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