Orange Avenue Wit | Coronado Brewing Company

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Orange Avenue WitOrange Avenue Wit

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by armock on 04-18-2010

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ordybill
4.02/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a semi-clear light orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is made up of citrus, spices and coriander. The flavor is packed with orange citrus and malt. A very nice beer.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.07/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured out of a tap into a pint glass. Color was golden orange and there was just a light film of head. Smelled a hint of orange and sweet but not that much after. I actually sucked some of the beer into my nostils looking for a smell. Tasted like oranges, specifically orange peels. Mild carbonation. Good after taste, though. Great for a summer beer.

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Photo of crob3888
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of suckaj
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled on date is smeared and hard to read but appears to say 02/12/15. Acquired a single bottle at the local bottle shop. We'll see how this goes.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a beautiful bright golden body, hazed with some sediment, and one finger of frothy white head that lingers, leaving some good fluffy lacing behind. Adequate light streaming carbonation. Looks very nice.

S - A pleasant bready / honey aroma. Only a hint of remaining orange zest and coriander.

T - Taste follows the nose: tons of honeyed bready malts; sweetness from the orange blossom honey is more than apparent. Not pulling much orange or citrus zest from this, and not much coriander either. Some yeast presence, hints of caramel. Very wheaty & bready, with apparent honey sweetness.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, sweet, & clean. Residual bready / honey sweetness. Light-bodied, easy-drinking, with good carbonation.

Overall, an interesting wheat beer from Coronado; not entirely sure if that was an old bottle or what, but either way it was pretty delicious. Would be a nice summer drinking beer. Recommended.

Coronado Brewing Orange Avenue Wit -----4/5.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of woosterbill
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy gold body with a solid finger of creamy off-white head. Decent retention and lacing. Nice looking Wit.

S: Dry and spicy, with coriander and orange peel standing out more than anything. Some dry breadiness is also present, but there isn't much in the way of wheat character. It's pleasant, but just short of being anything special.

T: Pretty similar to the aroma, with spiciness and oily citrus peel being the main players up front. A little bit of breadiness creeps in toward the finish, and it ends with a cleanly dry, spicy aftertaste. Enjoyable, but forgettable.

M: Medium body with a good amount of soft, creamy carbonation. Very nice.

O: This was a pretty nice little Witbier, but nothing I'd recommend seeking out and not one I'd try again. I appreciated how the spiciness was prominent without being overpowering, but in the end it just didn't have enough potency to be interesting.


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Photo of Beaver13
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Canned on date of 05/18/17

Appearance - Pours hazy and golden orange in color with a white, near finger width head. Sub-par retention results in a mostly barren surface with a fair ring of suds around the edge of the glass. Decent lacing, with a few broken lines and some spotting.

Smell - Smells of wheat, orange, light honey, faint milkiness, and a fair amount of coriander spice.

Taste - Follows the nose; wheat, some milkiness, orange character and subtle honey. Light spice bites near the finish, leading to a sweet, slightly spicy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with low-to-moderate carbonation. Slick on the tongue with a relatively flat finish.

Overall - Barely a step up from Blue Moon, but it's passable.

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Photo of Wowcoolman
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of RichH55
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 2/3/2010. Bottle thanks to daknole. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of skunk, citrus, orange, wheaty malt. Flavor of light citrus/orange fruit and grainy, pale malts (a touch of stale malt too). Kind of has an orange creamsicle quality to it. Took me a little bit, but ended up rather enjoying it!

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Photo of PorterLambic
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw color with an unremarkable white head that is neither full enough nor retained for any great length of time. A few minutes gives just a thin film and some scattered lace.
Smell is malt, citrus, vanilla and hops. Well balanced.
Taste is a bit hoppier with a a much milder malt note than in the nose. Vanilla and citrus are present but the balance is off somewhat. Spices, mainly pepper are here as well.
Medium-bodied with a tart effervescence up front. Aftertaste has a bit more malt presence with a faint warming on the palate. Overall, a decent brew but nothing special.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up recently in Totowa, having never had anything from Coronado before. I was hoping that this would be on the level of a German Hefe but it turned out to be closer to Blue Moon or a summer Shandy. While light on the alcohol, that thinness carried over to the flavor and I was amazed how fast this went down, even for a beer of this style.

The pour was the best aspect of this beer as it came out golden, unfiltered, and with a full head that quickly faded to a ring of foam around the top of the liquid. Not a strong aroma to this and not a lot of lacing either as there were only a few streaks that ran down the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this. More honey than anything else in the taste, along with wheat, light bread, and a hint of orange waaaaay underneath all of that. This was light, somewhat tangy, and carbonated enough to scrub anything away before the next sip. The body was here but the taste wasn't and the was unmemorable despite being one of my favorite styles of beer to enjoy.

The booze was light enough in this that this could fall under the "lawnmower beer" category should you wish to down a pile of these on a hot afternoon. While not the worst example of a Witbier to be found, this could have been so much better. A brighter flavor profile and some tangerine pith or rind would have made this more complex without overdoing it. As it was, it's a welcome beer for the season that's not quite like anything else currently on the shelf...but not for the right reasons.

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Photo of BB1313
2.87/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy and cloudy burnt yellow with an eggshell white head that fades leaving solid retention and okay lacing. The aromas are subtle. Malts are present. Lots of bread with hints of corn. Subtle citrus notes. It doesn't really smell like a witbier. The flavors are clean and refreshing. Lots of fresh grass. Hints of orange and lemon. Not much of a yeast presence. Solid malt backbone. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's light with active carbonation. It's very fluffy and smooth. Extremely quaffable.

This might not be what I personally look for in the style, but it's very refreshing. It just doesn't have much going on at all.

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3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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