Great White | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States
lostcoast.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,617
Reviews:
340
Ratings:
933
pDev:
16.91%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
218
Trade:
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Reviews: 340 | Ratings: 933
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.27/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Picked up from the grocery store for $2.50. No discernible date anywhere, but some cryptic numbers printed on the bottom of the bottle.

Appearance - Pours a very large white medium-fine soapy head with good to great retention, patchy irregular lacing with decent stick. Pale gold body so hazy it's virtually opaque. 4.5

Smell - Typical witbier smells, though a bit toned down. Along with some corn. Noticeable alcohol. A bit understated. 3

Taste - Typical witbier taste with some light corn and spices. Perhaps even a bit thinner than a typical witbier. But pleasant. 4.5

Mouthfeel - Crisp and sudsy up front with a light-medium body and a clean, refreshing finish. The bottle self describes as 'full-bodied' but this is really medium bodied at most, to me. 4.75

Overall - Sum is better than its parts. Very drinkable. Refreshing, clean, easy. This really is a near perfect beer in regards to drinkability. It's light without being boring. It's interesting without being overpowering. No off characteristics. 5

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Photo of MikeWard
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 12/4/17, so over a year old.

Pours with a hazy yellow/orange body. Small white head replenished by many slow streams of carbonation. A little lacing.

A little yeasty and some straw on the nose.

Sharp and dry in the mouth. Yeasty and some hay.

Mouth below medium, finish dry.

Overall, not a terrible beer by any means. I imagine it could be quite refreshing on a hot summers day after a few hours of yardwork. But I didn't find it inspiring.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a golden/straw color. Thin white crown sits on top. Very small sediment floating throughout the beer.
The smell is like earthy straw and hay with some almost tangerine/mango notes as well.
The taste comes through with the fruit in the beginning and quickly turns to the straw which leads into the dry and crisp mouthfeel. What I expect from the style.
Overall, very refreshing brew.

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Photo of FLima
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Yellow color with a thin head with short retention.
Wheaty aroma with notes of orange juice and mild coriander.
Flavor with notes of bread, coriander, coconut water and orange peel. Dry aftertaste with a low bitterness.
Light to medium body with slightly effervescent carbonation.
Refreshing and easy to drink Witbier given low presence of spices and phenols and focus on citrus.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This rather standard white ale pours a nice
amber tinged chill hazed straw color with a nice head of white foam that settles
to a thick ring, thin light layer, and shows some nice light lacing. Nose of a hint of
wheat and touches of citrus. Flavors exceed the nose with soft wheat and mild
touches of coriander with a mild orange zest note. Decent mouth feel; medium
light body, medium carbonation that is lively, and a citrus laced finish.

A decent after mowing brew.

Cheers

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Photo of sb17
2.95/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a nice hazy gold into a pint glass. Smell and taste are alike in the fact there’s not much to them - some wheat, some citrus, very little (but some) spice. Easy to drink, nothing too complex, and there’s not much “wow!” to it.

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Photo of D1noB
3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A slight beer front followed by a small citrus middle that fades into nothingness. Crisp and delightful.

Taste Rating in Words: A nice nap, in a hammock, on a sunny day.

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Photo of basaywhat
2.44/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy gold color with weak head retention. Nose is a light notes of citrus and wheat. Taste is weak. Notes of wheat, citrus and a slight spice.

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Photo of TIG_show
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Forgettable. I could have this beer 100 more times or never again and I would not know the difference. If you can get one for the same price as a PBR or Miller Lite then go for it.

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Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Presentation: 12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Look: Hazy golden yellow with a white one finger head.

Smell: Light citrus notes.

Taste: Citrus with a light peppery flavor.

Feel: Nice light feel but not too thin perfect for summer drinking.

Overall: A nice beer for summer drinking.

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Photo of stevoj
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Flat and bland, dry and chalky. Pale golden and slightly cloudy with small foamy head. Light wheat aromas and taste, very light. Not horrible, but not much there either.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well one great wheat beer review is followed by a mundane one. I like the artwork, but everything else comes up short comparatively. Some haze here, I've seen hazier. Almost a full inch of white head, 5/6" territory. Aroma lacked even the spice rack, or wheat, just muted.

Taste is real mild, search for coriander and wheat and you can get them. No bitterness, no hops, not a whole lot of flavor country here. Substantially carbonated. No off flavors, but this one packs itself firmly in the average category.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L : Pours a lemony golden glow with a rapidly diminishing 2 finger head. Opacity is 90%.

S : Very low in volume, but leans more towards orange slice, with a handful of coriander and a pinch of clove.

T : Refreshing, cute, easy to drink. Orange pith, pale malts and hoppy wheat come out first, followed by hints of cracked pepper, slight metals, urinal funk, and lemon wedge.

F : Crispy, crunchety, not peanut buttery...but very tight in its carbonation and only yields to a simple semi-creaminess on the finish.

O : Not a bad summer quencher. I'd probably revisit it, although I'm not going to put it up there with the higher ranking Witbiers. This drinks more like a mild Pale Wheat Ale.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours a pale to straw color and had a soapy white head that thinned out but lasted most of the drink. The beer was hazy and had a lot of fast rising bubbles of carbonation. I am not sure what is up but I get hardly any aroma from this beer. I get a slight hop aroma, sorta stinks, a little sweaty maybe. I do not get much if any of citrus fruits and spices. Very flat of flavor, none of the typical witbier flavors. Not much in spice or citrus again. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste and the beer sorta sticks in the mouth.

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Photo of psrafa
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Firsr review sooooo.....
Great for inexperienced drinkers.
Really smooth. Great taste. Slight after taste though.
Real wheaty with light fruit.
Definitely feels like a crafted beer. Different from others out there.
I would enjoy multiple on a hot Cali day.
Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Alpha309
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into the Duvel glass.

Pours a hazy straw color. Very murky. Head is about a finger of shaving cream consistency foam. Head retention is excellent.

Nose is very lemony with a hints of pine, wheat, cloves and just a touch of banana.

Very heavy wheat cracker taste with a good lemon complimentary flavor. Very slight banana on the swallow.

Very light and refreshing in body. Just about right for a lawnmower or pool beer.

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Photo of gandres
2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tap to glass @ Lost Coast tap [email protected] Eureka,CA
Appearance : pale, hazy, cloudy, big white foam-slowly goes away
Aroma: very light aroma of hops for an IPA
Taste: low bitterness for an IPA
Feel: fizzy
Overall: fair free-ok, not to repeat
Drank: April 11, 2016

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Photo of rbelcher1959
4.63/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer for the first time in Napa California, great beer with a light taste. Flavors of coriander, lemon grass and citrus. A good sipping beer on a hot day. Actually was my first craft brew, lead me to a whole new world of beer.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden color, light mouthfeel, high carbonation, citrus taste, smooth and clean tasting, overall an easy refreshing beer. Great for when you're drinking a lot.

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Photo of ordybill
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance –is a pale murky yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is citrus with some wheat or grass tossed in. The taste is a surprisingly strong citrus rush with a nice wheat follow through. A real good witbier from Lost Coast.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured an opaque yellow gold, limited white head, dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. Flowery lemon and orange citrus in the aroma with just a touch of bread. Muted flavor, you get a little of the flowery citrus but no wheat. Very clean and easy to drink, somewhat juicy with just a touch of hop. Overall, not special but not bad, easy to drink. Would make a good quantity beer.

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Photo of crisis1290
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really liked this one ! Nice golden amber color. Crisp and clean. Great smell and an even better taste. Poured in to a nice clear glass. the beer was a bit cloudy with a sharp amber color. Great smell with a hint of citrus making its way through. Mild carbonation but a bit on the low side. Spices are balanced and subtle. This is a solid wit to go for . You should have no regrets. I would definitely order this one again ! Big fan of Lost Coast brands and this one does not disappoint !This was a decent witbier, not as flavorful as others , but still refreshing.

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Photo of johnny2hats
3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A – Cloudy amber colour, very little head dissipates almost immediately. No lacing.
S – Floral, subtle citrus. Mild hops.
M – Light, with less carbonation than expected.
T – Hops not at the forefront. Drier than expected. Similar floral notes to nose.
O – Underwhelming at first, but grows on you. May buy again.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden colour with slight head. Aroma is of a grassy/piney smell with citrus leaking through. The citrus comes out even more in taste. This is a very good wit beer that goes down easy, maybe a little to easy, because the 22 oz's I poured into my trusty glass mug went pretty quick.

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Photo of loubar
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nose of wheat with a hint of orange and coriander. Clean crisp, light body with a bready, fresh wheat taste and mild carbonation. Spices are balanced and subtle. A solid, refreshing wheat I could drink in any weather. An enjoyable representation of the style.

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Great White from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 933 ratings