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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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Ratings: 565 |  Reviews: 117
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of socon67
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Cloudy orange pour with a bubbly white foam head. Slight lacing.

S - Strong citrus smell with a bit of yeast and zest. Some coriander spice lingers.

T - Decent flavor of light grains and tart orange flavor. Finish is mildly spiced.

M - Easy drinking witbier with good drinkability. Good BBQ beer pairing.

O - Just a solid wheat beer with some strong citrus notes. Better to have orange in your beer this way than what Blue Moon does.

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Photo of suckaj
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +6.2%

Photo of woosterbill
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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 BucannonXC5
3.07/5  rDev -13%
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
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
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 Masters
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of RichH55
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev 0%
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%
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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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy yellow with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready, pale malts, honey sweetness, citrus, orange, spices, and vanilla.

Taste: Orange citrusy, bready malts, sweetness from malts and honey, vanilla, spices, and a little tart.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, refreshing, light bodied, medium to high carbonation, a little dry, and a little tart.

Overall: a good witbier. It is good to see these newbies here in Boston as I look forward to trying out more of their styles of beers. Good stiff so far.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mrcraft
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 565 ratings
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