Tangerine Wheat
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Tangerine WheatTangerine Wheat
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #714
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #45,147
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 18.79%
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
958
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
 
California, United States
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Summer
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Reviews: 251 | Ratings: 958
Photo of EHak
3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If you are a beer snob, pass on it; but if you have friends, you'll enjoy this. The orange flavor comes through well but doesn't overpower the light bodied malt flavor. This was on draft so I can't speak for bottles or cans, but this is a beer worth a try and then some. No lacing and minimal head, but good carbonation keeps the flavor from getting tired.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. BOTTLED 02/12/19 printed on the neck of the bottle. Hard to see without backlight. So this is about 2.5 months old which isn't too bad. Should be fresh. Got it at the grocery store as part of a $10 six pack mixer.

Appearance - Pours large white sudsy head with decent retention. Collapses in on itself and leaves a thin, irregular, loose lacing with low-decent stick. Hazy medium gold body with a slight orange tinge. 3.5

Smell - Smells exactly of tangerine with faint musky grain undertones. Light and refreshing. Exactly what I expected it to smell like . 4

Taste - Fruity sweetness up front on top of a body of grain. Aftertaste is a bit thin and cardboard by generally clean. 3.5

Mouthfeel - Very dynamic, evolving quite noticeably on the palate. Begins light to medium bodied with a bit of effervescence but very suddenly turns into a surprisingly clean watery bitterness over the course of just a few seconds. Interesting nevertheless. 3.5

Overall - Interesting gimmick and somewhat enjoyable but wouldn't buy again. 3.25

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Photo of TPHuth
4.4/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great summer beer. Crisp and refreshing. The tangerine flavor is pronounced but not overwhelming. Tastes lighter than the 5.5% ABV. Almost too easy to drink.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 5/9/18, so 8 months old.

Clear golden yellow body with a small white head dissipating to a ring and faint covering. Tiny streams of carbonation, a little lacing.

Pretty decent hit of tangerine peel on the nose.

Unfortunately, it tastes like orange hard candy, and very quickly dries out the mouth.

Mouth is a little above medium, finish tangerine and very dry.

Overall, likely a better drink for the summer months. Even after 8 months in the bottle, the tangerine taste is very strong. My palate would have preferred it to be dialed back a bit.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taste: refreshing tangerine orange, citrus wheat, tart, semi sweet, clean finish. Bold tangerine nose. Gold, clear, smaller delicate head and lace. Medium body. 15 IBUs

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.87/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Like an orange soda mixed with a generic pilsener, it has some fermented grain, certainly doesn’t have much of a wheats, grassy, or herbal presence. Simply a thin dizzy carbonated orange soda with some generic fermented grain presence.

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Photo of smitbo7
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As you can tell by my ratings, I really enjoyed this tangerine wheat. Wonderful hot weather beverage. While it is surprisingly sweet, not so much to ruin the drink.

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Photo of edc20
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Strong and tart citrus flavor, reminds me of the Blood Orange Hefeweizen that Slo Brew makes. Fairly thin for a wheat beer with strong and prickly carbonation. Very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 1 pint, 6oz bottle into 16oz tulip glass. Bottle 1/8/18.

Look: Light amber in color, almost sunburnt orange in color. Has a slight unfiltered look. I achieved 2 fingers worth of head from a fairly easy pour.

Smell: Tangerine, tangerine, and more tangerine. Overall strong citrus smelling, predominantly tangerine and orange. Nothing else really. For what it is, it smells good, but does have an orange soda or medicinal orange smell to it. No evidence that this is a beer.

Taste: Tangerine and citrus fruit up front, with an evident sweetness. Slight wheat presence, but minimal. I am not sure, but I know I can't drink much of this. It is too medicinal tasting.

Feel: Medium in body, but high in carbonation.

Overall: This is a rollercoaster of a beer. The smell got me excited, but the taste is too much. Too medicinal and sugary tangerine overload. But as always, I am thankful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap.

A - Pours a hazy medium to dark orange gold color. Nice frothy white lacing, mild carbonation.

S - Nose has some wheaty-malt-like character but other than that, all juicy tangerine on the nose.

T - The palate gets slapped up front with a healthy dose of sugary tangerine that's almost a little artificial in character. Midway through the tangerine starts to drop off and and with a light tangerine citrus bitterness and cereal graininess.

M - Big medium body with prickly carbonation. The carbonation dies down pretty quick and leaves a smooth thick silky texture.

O - The tangerine is a little sweet and cloying.

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Photo of EMV
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

L: Nearly clear golden orange pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast.. thin rim of lacing.

S: Tangerine and citrus. Overpowering... smells like an Orange Crush soda.

T/F: Light grains... not a whole lot of 'wheat beer' character, but what is there is a bit at odds with the tangerine/citrus juice that follows. Somewhat sweet... marginally balanced by some hopping. Light bodied... easy to drink. Well carbonated. Sweet citrus at the finish.

O: A 1-dimensional brew... delivers the tangerine but not much else, and again the flavor is so strong it's almost working against the base wheat beer. Not terrible... something crushable at the pool but not one to seek out.

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Photo of dave_ackbar
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice yellow/orange with a good .5” head.
Smell is strong tangerine.
Taste is a bit off, the smell leads to believe it will be very citrus k anting, but hardly any taste of citrus.
Feel is nice, refreshing, and clean.
Overall not bad, wish it had more of a citrus taste though.

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Photo of Try-em-all
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look as a cloudy orange almost pulpy little bit of lacing light foam has enough of a Tangerine scent to let you know what you poured very tasty not overpowering kind of a semi sweet aftertaste very nice

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Photo of Blackop555
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour is hazy orange. Foamy, short, white head that Fades fast.

Smells orange, Tangerine, citrus peel and a hint of wheat.

Taste Sweet Tangerine, light wheat, light citrus peel, almost soda like. Finish a semi sweet with a tangerine linger medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of stlfatguy
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy Orange with white head. Smell is... whoa! ... Huge mounds of tangerines, with hints of tangerines, and subtle tangerine notes. Seriously nothing subtle about it. I don't think I've ever had another beer with a more definitive, obvious smell. Taste followed with citrus but it was acutely Orange juice. Interesting and weird. Not horrible, but nothing that I expected.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy darker yellow with a thick white head.

Smell: Strong orange and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste like orange juice with a little hoppy bitterness.

Overall: Not a bad beer. I would have it again.

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Photo of MinerBob
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a hazy orange color with no head. The smell is tangerine and citrus with a nice smooth tangerine flavor. Not sure why such bad ratings I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of TwoThreeBrews
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

5.5% ABV | 15 IBU

The looks is very inviting initially but fades over time. Pours a nice hazy orange with a small about of head and practically no lacing.

The smell is immediate tangerine/orange that takes away from any hops or malt that you could get from this one.

The taste on this one follows exactly what you would expect from the nose. This beer doesn't resemble any beer taste at all but by no means does that mean it's bad. It is full of citrus juiciness.

The feel is very smooth with almost no carbonation. Very light and juicy.

Overall this is a good beer to mix in a flight or one cold pint at the bar. I would classify this as an adult Sunkist. It's a light,refreshing beer that won't over power you with hops or a malty taste. This wheat beer can be enjoyed by anyone but if you like something stronger that brings some punch to the table...this beer isn't for you.

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Photo of DUIDontCare
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have no affiliation with this brand. Maybe it technically rates like 4.97 or something. But to suggest that this doesn't taste good is insane. And a lot of people rate it bad because it doesn't taste like traditional beer. To me, this is a fairly new style. I've had two other beers with tangerine taste. One is local at Cape Coral Brewing. You only get the faintest beer taste, but so what! As long as these beers keep their taste while drinking and don't get a flat taste, they're awesome! And this one keeps its taste. This is almost like soda. When it comes to this stuff, forget being like a wine taster. Leave that for your German/Belgian wheats and IPA's. This stuffs just good!

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Photo of D1noB
4.51/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Juice tones throughout with a beer kick that presents itself in the middle and follows through. Very unique taste.

Taste Rating in Words: Just take orange juice and beer and pour them into your mouth at the same time. . . If it wasn't good, it isn't like that.

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Photo of Bmanley90
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Extremely hazy red orange color.
S: Very inviting sweet tangerine/ citrus smell.
T: Tangerine flavor takes center stage masking anything else present in the beer. Stays present for a not completely pleasant aftertaste. Reminiscent of artificial orange flavoring.
M: Light fizzing but thicker than expected and clings to your tongue.
O: I believe the beer would be better when served extremely cold. It would be a nice choice for a beer drinker who enjoys fruity beers and the absence of any strong hops flavor. The aftertaste is it only real downfall of this beer.

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Photo of stevoj
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

For a fruit beer, this is much better than rated here. Nice citrus nose, and near perfect blending of fruit and wheat /grain backbone. This would be a nice summer thirst quencher.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brings the hazy yellow pour, 1/2" white head. True to form, it brings some citrus and tangerine in the aroma. Can't name your beer with a fruit name within it and not bring some of the noise.

Taste follows the nose. Mouthfeel the same. Doesn't foray into that territory where you can't discern hops or grain. More grain, hops don't play much of a part here. Highly carbonated light body, not overly sweet. Perfume ish at times.

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Photo of 88caprice
2.54/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

Overall: I was hoping the tangerine would play an intriguing supporting role to a solid beer lead. Unfortunately, the tangerine came across really strong, a little artificial. The malts and wheat all but disappeared.

L: Pale, orange-hued, hazy, poor head that dissipated to barely a skim, no lacing at all. :(
S: Smells like part tangerine rinds and oils, and part artificial orange. The sweet orange soda smell is really fake and disappointing. No other smells present.
T: Half orange soda sweetness, half unpleasant tangerine rind bitterness (like the white part of the rind). The bitterness just edges out the rest making it mostly unpleasant. A barely-there malt taste pops in and back out again at the end. No discernible wheat characteristics.
F: Medium to light in body, noticeable carbonation.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first offering from Lost Coast is at the perfect time of the year...

A tangerine-infused wheat beer that hits the spot on a hot day and warm evening. Out of the glass it has a decent amber color with orange highlights, though whatever head you can get out of it just dissipates quickly and there is no lacing to be had. I really enjoyed the strong scent of tangerines, but I do prefer when it's mixed with a hint (at least) of hops or malt - nothing here that I could tell. Quite a bit carbonated, more so than I like, but crisp and refreshing like a wheat should be. A decent taste, was hoping for something a bit more well-rounded, but it still remains a good sessionable beer on a hot day (or night.)

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