Orange Avenue Wit | Coronado Brewing Company

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3.54/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
coronadobrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,186
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
582
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
165
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 582 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of andrewh995
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Good very light witbier with a ton of orange citrusy flavors on the nose and palate. Delicious and refreshing with some southern Mexican food but as a standalone beer it's nothing too outstanding.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pound for pound i reckon this is one of the better beers these guys make on a regular basis. its different as the wit style goes, and they have jazzed it up just right. hazy but less pale in color than others, more golden than yellow, with a short lived airy white head. the aroma here is awesome, orange blossom honey, the orange is there for sure, but its sweet, floral, and in front of the belgian yeast, but works well in concert with it. fruity and sweet at the same time, grounded only barely by the sturdy wheat malt. the flavor is awesome and a lot like the aroma, really floral citrus and honey notes, completely herbaceous, springy, polleny, fresh, zesty, living. its great. a little surprised to see this rated so low here, maybe its because to style its pretty out there, but you have to appreciate the complexity in the flavor. the orange i awesome, the blossom element is great, honey all the way through it, there has to be honey in here right?! carbonation sags just a little, and its not so light as to be an all day crusher, but i like it having a little substance to support all the flavor. this is great beer, tastes like no other wit out there, but yet is not at all overdone. i was real pleased with this, and think its far better than its current ratings...

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Photo of jeffyboy65
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrinkAZBeer
4.06/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPadilla
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rarigney
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anon
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of DangerMouseMA
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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 HalfFull
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a wine glass. This Wit pours a hazed golden with a light cap of foam.

Aroma of wheat and yeast and a touch of cutrus. Breaks down to neutral and sweet fruit with warming. A delicate style in the end. Alas charachter building is not a strong suit here. In the end an easy quaff but one without much defining character

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

Photo of jj139
4.49/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of frykid
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass

L: orange / golden color. Good level of carbonation and a nice head (but it disappeared after a few minutes)
S: citrus aromas; not too strong but very nice
T: very nice tasting beer. orange and spice flavors at a good level.
F: smooth drinking beer

Overall : a good beer for drinking on a summer afternoon. good, taste and refreshing. I will be looking for this next time

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Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mchegash
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: Bright orange, moderately hazy, head dissipates almost immediately after pouring.

S: Musty grapes, honey, spices (smells like DFH's Midas Touch). Maybe a hint of citrus. Does not smell anything like what I was expecting.

T: Beginning of the sip tastes kinda like a bad version of DFH's Midas Touch. Then near the end of the sip one gets more of a malty orange. Not particularly great.

F: Moderately full-bodied, and moderately syrupy. Overall, much thicker than I expected. I was hoping for something light and refreshing, but this is not.

O: I wouldn't call this a "bad" beer, but I certainly would not call it a "good" beer (maybe not even mediocre).

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Photo of EdTheEdge
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 582 ratings