Gold Coast Wheat | Santa Barbara Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Santa Barbara Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13
Photo of womencantsail
2.81/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at SBBC

Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Mild hefeweizen notes of spice and banana, maybe some bubblegum. Bready malt sweetness, and a ton of lemony citrus notes. No hop character at all. The flavor is essentially the same. Lemon and citrus heavy with a bit of spice and bubblegum. A fairly faint banana flavor to it. No bitterness or hops to speak of.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.95/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my pick from the 5-glass sampler. A very hazy orange color with plenty of foam. It smelled of citrus and a very small amoutn of hops. The tate was decent. Orange, spices, and a hint of bread. Also, the orange slice on the class added to the nose and taste. The body is just a tad on the thin side, but overall good.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.85/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Santa Barbara Brewing. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half-finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and bad retention. It was served with a slice of orange, which is heresy. Colour is a semitransparent cloudy yellow-orange. It's appealing.

Sm: Overpowering orange (though likely more from the wedge than the beer), citrus, and wheat. A pleasant but strong aroma.

T: A light wheat foundation with refreshing citrus notes atop. A simple but enjoyable build. The balance is alright. No layering or depth is present here, to its detriment.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours in a general sense. Not too thick or too thin.

Dr: Very drinkable, but limited by its simplicity. Its uninteresting nature and merely average quality mean this won't be one I'll be having again.

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Photo of charlzm
2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Draft at brewery, 02/18/08.

Clear gold. Odd: according to the beer menu, this is unfiltered. Head is thin skin of foam. No active carbonation or aroma.

Light glutenous wheat flavor, slightly sweet. Finish is corn.

Nothing remarkable about mouthfeel.

American style wheat, poorly done.

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Gold Coast Wheat from Santa Barbara Brewing Company
2.94 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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