Orange Avenue Wit | Coronado Brewing Company

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Orange Avenue WitOrange Avenue Wit

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by armock on 04-18-2010

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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 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 rawfish
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.96/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, orange juice, with a wheat note note and spices. In the taste, dry wheat notes and a small spice, like pepper, with a orange juice like citrus flavor. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with dry wheat hints. OJ stands out, nice wheat notes and dry spice.

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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 ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Photo of wvsabbath
3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Cloudy orange with a 1/2 inch fizzy head, and minor lacing.

Smell - Strong wheat, some orange, corridaner, apple, grape, alittle grainy, yeasty. A little lemon and banana in the finish.

Taste - Wheat up front with some orange peel, corriander, lemon and banana. Rather mellow and bland, Other then the wheat every other flavor are mild and lacking. Nothing stands out really, just the wheat. No alcohol is present.

Mouthfeel - Wheat coats tounge with its grainy flavor. Spices and fruits hit the palate very mildy and add minor flavor. Aftertaste is grainy, bland and dry.

Overall - Nothing special here, very bland and forgetable. Lacks flavor, balance and overal fruity flavors that most of this wits have. Nothing worth drinking again.

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Photo of suckaj
2/5  rDev -43.5%

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

Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Masters
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

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

This one lived up to it's expectation and it is just what I needed - a glass of water that is a bit of a drink. After the crazy strong thing I just drank, this is flavored water - thin. In it's defense, though, it is a well made, more "subtle" beer.

Being a light, wit this would be suitable for a nice summery day. Since it is snowing outside, it's pretty wrong for today. The orange taste is buried. Based on this beer, I will avoid this brewery.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
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