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: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 10-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
907
Reviews:
334
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
17.16%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
205
For Trade:
0
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Photo of twowheelssoar
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with lots lacing on a cloudy murky body. Musty hop and malt aroma with light lemon note. Light to medium body and Moderate carbonation. Musty and malty flavor. A little plain with a light lemon note. Overall very drinkable but simple.

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Photo of JHB-510
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of SpunMonkey
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of drwolfe
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of RollBounce
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow color, light to medium carbonation, wheat, citrus, and cinnamon on the nose. Flavors of black tea are in the front, with lemon zest, bergamont, honey. Clean with good weight for the style.

Overall; The black tea was interesting in the front of my tongue. Reminded me of earl gray tea(my favorite). Little wheat driven and more richness then expected.

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Photo of Joelbear5
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a foggy golden yellow with a white, two finger head. The head hangs for a good minute before giving way to sparse lacing.

Smell - Aromas are faint. A bit of wheat. The faintest of spice.

Taste - Light wheat, yeast and subtle notes of coriander spice. There's a touch of milk-like quality, maybe from the yeast?

Mouthfeel - Light, but the tingly carbonation gives it a bigger body feel. Goes down very, very smooth.

Overall - Light, but a unique and a distinct beer. It's certainly an American twist on the classic witbier. Session friendly.

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Photo of justinwright
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of flagmantho
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light yellow hue with practically no haze. A little bit of effervescence is present, along with a two-finger cap of frothy white foam. Not quite the murky silver I look for in a witbier.

Smell: light, refreshing, wheaty aroma with a definite whiff of fruity coriander. The coriander smells fresh and enticing; pretty decent.

Taste: lightly sweet malt flavor with a grainy, wheaty character; the coriander is present here too but not quite so much as in the aroma. Overall, a decently tasty wit.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but a big carbonation that yields a very nice creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a decent witbier, even if it doesn't really look like one. I'd have it again.

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Photo of DM1293
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste - Its kind of weak. Wheat-y definitely, with a bit of citrus in the background. And there's something subtle but toasty.

Overall - I still say this is better than most of the mass-produced beers you see around. It clocks in at the same price anyway, so I do say grab it if you don't mind wheat beers since the unfiltered nature of this beer doesn't make for a thicker mouthfeel, nor does it change the flavor too much. Unfortunately, if you're looking for a witbier specifically, this one is unremarkable.

But as their best-seller, I can see why; its probably going to agree with everyone who drinks it.

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Photo of EddieJoe
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of BugTownPub
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of shelby415
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Gatch
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of BKBrewer
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of khargro2
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of Nage37
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of halo913
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of LampertLand
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Cr0wBait
1/5  rDev -70.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light yellow with a 2 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a chunky island of foam. Small streaks of lace form randomly around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of perfume, fruit, and spices. There is a hint of grain as the beer warms up. Taste is of grain, perfume, and spices. There is a slightly fruity aftertaste as well. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer and not something I would revisit again.

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Photo of joshwalt
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Hoolihan
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ever so slightly hazy, this wit looks just like a lager, yellow with a rapidly disappearing white head.
Smell is relatively restrained with some banana, spice and citrus notes to go with a sourness that is reminiscent of skunk without being bad. Odd but not offputting.
Taste is wheat, banana, clove, malt all balanced nicely together. Alcohol is present but only as a warm feeling.
Medium-ish body with an appropriate effervescence for the style, sharp up front but fading fast. Slightly drying in the finish. This could easily be labeled a wheat and is easily confused with one. Good but nothing more.

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Great White from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.38 out of 5 based on 907 ratings.
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