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 #45,117
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 18.79%
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
958
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
 
California, United States
Avail:
Summer
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SCORE
79
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Tangerine WheatTangerine Wheat
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Reviews: 251 | Ratings: 958
Reviews by BigDaddyWarbuxx:
Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
2.23/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

The aroma makes a promise that the flavor doesn't keep. Smells like a basket of oranges, but falls flat and comes across as tonic water with a squirt of orange in it.

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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 TheStoutLord
1.98/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

L: Unimpressive to say the least. The exciting and Picasso style bottle writes a check that this beer doesn't keep from the second you pour it. Head disappears immediately and the goes flatter than Kansas. Few bubbles, if any. Could be mistaken for watered down orange juice.

S: The smell isn't bad. Smells like orange, but isn't overpowering like a lot of fruit beers try to do. I can almost smell something spicy too but can't put my finger on it.

T: Its just bad. Hardly tastes like beer, let alone a wheat beer. Taste like old oranges in liquid form. It a bad base beer with bad fruit additions, or at least that what the taste leads me to believe.

F: Feels just as bad as it tastes. A quick citric burn and then a sticky mouth feelings. Drinks smooth enough, but I hardly want to swallow.

O: If you want something to add vodka to instead of your morning orange juice for a screwdriver, this may be the beer for you.

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Photo of imiller21
2.72/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not good. Honestly, it's been a while since I had it, but I distinctly remember it being just plain ole' bad. Would not drink again. Avoid if possible, there are many, many choices better than this.

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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 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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Photo of anon
1.7/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was iffy on trying this one but thought I'd give it a go anyway. Pours cloudy gold and orange with lots of bubbles and an okay head. And then this brew quickly caves in on itself.

Bubbles dissapear and this beer goes totally flat. Smells strongly artificial and displeasing to the nose, maybe a hint of some lemon zest but the wheat is entirely downplayed by whatever concoction of "natural flavors" was thrown in this.

The taste is a strange wave of citrus including but not limited to aluminum, cardboard, lemon, orange peel, tangerine and other "natural" flavors. The wheat base on this one goes completely out the window and you're left feeling like you bit straight into an unripe tangerine, peel and all. I can't feel a balance whatsoever on this one.

A very sweet beer and very tangerineey but overall a major disappointment for me. I guess if you love tangerines and a lazy base brew then you should give this one a go. I mean, I did.

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Photo of Morey
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling right now on 8/4/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pilsner pint glass.

Pours a slight hazy golden in color with a thin white head. Some sediment is seen in the bottom of the bottle after the pour. Medium/+ carbonation. Some light spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of tangerine zest for the most part and some grains. Lots more tangerine zest flavor for the taste mixed with some grains/wheat. Very slight dry bitter finish that doesn't last at all. Overall, a very decent summer brew.

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Photo of BEER88
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisterClean
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At homebrew club's hybrid and blonde style meeting.

A - Golden, moderate white foam, dissipates fast.

S - Tangerine and malts.

T - Tangerine and malts.

M - Slightly carbonated, but naturally well balanced from tangerine pith. I want to say that Lost Coast accounted for the pith bitterness and added less hops. Good on them. Good balance.

D - Good, real refreshing for a fruit beer.

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Photo of ckk527
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a nice orange color with a fizzy white head that thinned out quickly. The smell is a nice blast of orange juice but you get a hint of the malts and wheat of the beer itself. It really does smell like you just squeezed an orange into your beer. The taste is very similar not much to it but the citrus flavors really come through well, just wish it had a little more. Felt a little basic. The beer had a nice clean mouth feel and fresh crispness to it.

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Photo of omor
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

22 oz bomber bottle.

Poured into a 250 ml chalice glass I picked up at Biere Culture on Champs Elysee, Paris.

Color is golden orange, like a rich dark cheddar color. Not much of a head or lacing, but the scent of tangerines is unmistakably present, although with the barest hint of wheat and hops.

Bottom line: it's a tasty combination, and if you like fruit lambics, you'll probably like this. Much better than the blueberry wheat beers out there. Would be even better with a bit more carbonation, a thicker head, and more mouthful.

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Photo of chasmandocharles
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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

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

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

-Spiegelau ipa glass. wheat with natural flavors.

A: Washy, dirty white soapy head is quick to dissipate over a dense, coppery orange colored body. Quick release of effervesce, clean topping and clean vessel.

S: Cutie tangerine sweetness, and perfumy. Smells a bit artificial though the label claims otherwise. Good strength, holds its own, but dare i say a bit unmanly?

T: Sweet breakfast juice, tangerine, canned manadrin orange, apricot and pear juice with some sweet pink grapefruit. Light tartness, you can definitly pick up on the wheat backing. Wet juicy tangerine finish.

M: Light bodied, juice like pulp feel, low range carbonation, light tangerine juiciness.

O: Drinks more like a breakfast juice, fruity with hardly any beer taste or flavor. I can literally drink this in place of breakfast juice and not feel guilty. Non beer fans should enjoy this, not bad flavor wise, though just does't have a real beer feel for me.

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Photo of allstar255
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of aquazr1
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Distinct tangerine flavor. Almost overwhelming the rest of the beer. Good intro beer.

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Photo of Ry-Dog
4.61/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great taste. Citrus blended with wheat, crisp, refreshing.

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Photo of gpogo
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy wheaty orange color. No head. Little bits of tangerine zest?

A- As soon as I opened the bottle I smelled tangerine smell. Not bad smell either, smells like actual fruit was used over chemicals.

T- Tangerine flavor dominates. There is a weak american wheat backing, but it is hard to notice. A lot of over the top fruit beers taste more like bad soda. This is refreshing in a radler sort of way, perhaps like adding two oranges to a wit beer.

M- Very smooth medium bodied beer. Moderate carbonation.

D- I usually hate fruit beers. I would love to drink this after a long bike ride. It's a very refreshing beer. That said it isn't too beery, more like a mixed radler.

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Photo of rypkr
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 958 ratings