Orange Avenue Wit | Coronado Brewing Company

Orange Avenue WitOrange Avenue Wit
BA SCORE
3.53/5
563 Ratings
Orange Avenue WitOrange Avenue Wit
BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by armock on 04-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,630
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
563
pDev:
13.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
153
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 563 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of teromous
3.07/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I don't see any bottle date.

Appearance: Hazy orange gold with a short fluffy white head. Good retention but not much lacing. Even with good retention the head doesn't stand very tall even on a vigorous pour.

Aroma: There is the sweet scent of coriander. I'm not getting any orange aroma but the scent is very nice.

Taste: It's very light on flavor. I'm getting some coriander flavor but the wheat doesn't show through at all. No orange flavor. The aftertaste gives a touch of a citrus tang and some herbal hop character.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and light bodied. It's easy to drink but it doesn't have a palate presence.

Overall: It's not a wit that I would recommend. It floats in the realm of average to sub-average and it isn't a beer I would drink again. The beer says it is a "wheat beer brewed with honey and spices." The wheat flavor doesn't come through in any aspect of the beer and the same goes for the honey. The beer also mentions being brewed with orange zest and while there is a bit of that in the aftertaste it isn't present while drinking the beer. The coriander is there which really saves the beer and keeps it on the average level.

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Photo of jtaylord
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau tulip from a 12 oz bottle on March 18, 2016.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aknalley
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peachy-tay
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, orange color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of wheat, slight citrus, pale malt, Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of a Witbier. Tastes of wheat, citrus, slight pale malt, and a hint of hops. Overall, well balanced, very subtle, muted aroma, and weak appearance.

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Photo of SteveLimoncello
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shellynix
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ECsurfattic
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joetad
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJHanrahan
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of horshack7
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy golden with a one finger head that thins out quick.

Aroma: Orange zest, light yeasty notes that carries a light dryness in the nose. Bits of lemon peel, coriander.

Taste: Light bodied, a fairly smooth mouthfeel, lemon orange zest, light cinnamon and coriander.

Notes: Not too bad of a Witbier and decently drinkable. Cheers.

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Photo of 8BaconBits
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBudraux
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jray319
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little bit of corn-like taste at the end.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy pale orange, lively streams of carbonation, pure white but fizzy head. I'm floored by the nose, in a good way- succulent juicy tropical fruit like mango, apricot, orange, some white pepper and cardamom, a fair bit of vanilla. It's a little sugary cloying, but I'm nearly drooling for it at the same time. The flavor becomes a bit muddier with some chalky, peppery yeast muffling those juicy notes, but remains tasty. Despite the honey, perhaps because of the yeast flavor, this is pretty dry. Overly carbonated, it almost burns, but if that had been toned down it would be very refreshing.
I'm both disappointed that the nose didn't take its indulgence to the flavor as well; it would have been delicious, but possibly considered a malternative. Belgian in audacity with ingredients and highlighting the yeast, but it didn't quite have the Belgian nuance. This was still a great pleasure.

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Photo of jooler
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Orange Avenue Wit from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 563 ratings
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