Orange Avenue Wit
Coronado Brewing Company

Orange Avenue WitOrange Avenue Wit
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From:
Coronado Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #259
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,738
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 13.52%
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
479
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 21, 2022
Added:
Apr 18, 2010
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  175
SCORE
81
Good
Orange Avenue WitOrange Avenue Wit
Notes: This So-Cal take on a traditional witbier honors Coronado’s main street, which is home to our brewpub and was once lined with orange trees. Bolstered by orange zest, coriander and orange blossom honey, it’s Belgium by way of Coronado. Expect a refreshing, light-bodied brew rife with citrus zing and a hint of earthy spice.
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Rated: 4 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Feb 20, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz can

Orangeish, very hazed, bubbly head that disappears. Smells of orange and coriander. Tastes also of orange and spice, with some good savory baked bread malts.

Very good for a witbier with flavor added
Jan 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drinking this at one of my favorite tap rooms Tapped Craft and Drafts in Greenville NC.
Poured from a tap into a pint glass.
Looks hazy orange with a nice foamy offwhite head that dropped quickly to a thin cap.
Smells citrusy orange, bready, coriander.
Taste follows the nose nicely, sadly lacking the yeastiness associated with the style.
Mouth feel is medium plus for the style.
Overall a very nice example of the style just lacking the yeast aspect, but nice and orangey and quite refreshing.
Cheers!
Dec 17, 2021
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Rated by Truegent2004 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a can. Nice foam head, smells of orange and citrus, good carbonation, I wish the taste was a little stronger. A nice summer beer
Dec 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.91 by QuintusHorace from California

Oct 05, 2021
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at a 19th hole in good old NJ, pint glass.

Orange is an understatement. Orange in color with a modest white cap, bubble up carbonation, wavy rings of lacing.

Orange in aroma. Mild wheat and fresh spice.

Light wheat base with orange and citrus in general freshened with cilantro.

Light, refreshing, drinkable.

Worthy of a second pour on a cool sunny day.
Jun 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.36 by GaryColeman from California

Oct 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Muy refreshing.
Orange Avenue Wit Looks average with hazy, orange coloring but its foam fades too fast. Smells fake a fecund orange orchard... then adds traditional wit spices. Tastes follow, but with another citric zest for zip. Feel is medium, but the bubbly makes this a truly refreshing beverage.

In surveying their website as I drank this, I was carried to Coronado. The visuals totally captured this isolated beach town across the bay from a large metropolis. Coronado Brewing has been there for almost 25 years; just brewing beers and adding to San Diego's superior lifestyle with three locations and, surprisingly, some recent medals. Unambitious to become some manager's brand, Coronado is cool.
Oct 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Orange is ubiquitous here. Orange appearance, aroma, taste and mouth feel. And perhaps this beer would be better if that is all it was.

Orange pour, mega cloudy body, the top: off white hint of orange in the head, 2/3". Aroma of orange, coriander and the rest of the spice rack.

Taste is a heftier Blue Moon, maltier, even brings a slight caramel aspect to the taste and mouth feel. No additional alcohol presence. Light bitterness, like its not just orange rind, but also grapefruit rind in a smaller proportion. More clove and coriander on firm footing. I get what they are going for here. No my jam, but we all know plenty for whom it is. Its not a beer I would buy another 6 pack of absent special circumstances where I'm being a beer DJ on the river or softball. Would be interested to try a non spice rack version of this, the coriander and clove are my least favorite aspects of the beer. While I'm here, the appearance looks like a hybrid hazy ipa and 100ibu ipa.
Mar 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.82 by KingTime

Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by HaoleBoy from California

3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a thick creamy head.
Quite delicious and very drinkable. Nicely balanced citrus and spice.
I think I'd enjoy this more on a warm summer evening rather than the cold winter night I'm drinking it on ... but still really good.
Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by DFred from California

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Unknown vintage; drank 5/2/16 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy yellow/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice, noisy bright white head; nice lace.

Coriander, orange peel, mild peanut butter & faint clove notes in the nose. Interesting!

Medium mouthfeel.

Peanut butter, coriander & mild caramel flavors up front; grapefruit bite on the finish.

Extremely unique yet easy to quaff; I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm excited to try another!
Jun 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.29 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Darandos from Canada (AB)

May 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.76 by Swilliams987 from New Jersey

Mar 09, 2019
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Reviewed by TPHuth from Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Extremely smooth, easy drinking and light, but flavorful, with a slightly sweet aroma and just a hint of orange. Doesn't leave you feeling bloated if you have more than one. Great anytime.
Feb 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by Deano_53 from New York

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 2.83 by TrackBeer from California

Dec 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by 22Blue from Kansas

Nov 29, 2018
 
Rated: 2.78 by antihero404 from California

Oct 24, 2018
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Rated by iguanodon from Utah

2.21/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
12 oz. can. Pours orange/gold with no head. Aroma is sweet malt, a little citrus. Taste is pretty bland, wheat and a little orange.
Oct 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by sd123 from Georgia

Oct 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Sep 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.61 by Sellen from Connecticut

Sep 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile

Aug 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jul 31, 2018
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped on can bottom is 'CANNED : 06/14/2017'.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. One finger of white fizzy head dissipates to scattered islands and ring. No lacing.
Rather an earthy aroma with orange.
Kind of a flat taste with wheat, orange, and mild spices.
Medium mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Rather dry finish.
Okay wheat beer with an orange accent.
Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

May 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 21, 2018
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Reviewed by LocalBeerGuy from Canada (SK)

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
with smell of tea and earthy notes with orange and fruit with good amount of head great look and nice aroma with little IUB's good fine drink to enjoy cold on summer day or any day of the week.
May 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by Gaelicspawn from California

May 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.36 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

May 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by adusso415 from Colorado

Mar 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by SGR1220 from California

Mar 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Mar 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Feb 26, 2018
Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 605 ratings