Tangerine Wheat
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Tangerine WheatTangerine Wheat
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #770
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #47,125
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 18.79%
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
966
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
 
California, United States
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ThreeWiseMen from California

2.88/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden hue with a nice white head. Color and inability to see through it much resembles that of a Hefe Weizen through had very minimal lacing.

Smell: Overbearing of tangerine. Lost Coast was not very subtle about naming this one. Next time they should just label all their drinks "Beer" You could smell very little wheat and the citrus undertones overcame any indication of alcohol.

Taste: Simply put just like a tangerine. This shouldn't be in a bottle, this should be in a Hi-C carton for adults to pack in their lunch. If you are a big fan of girly drinks, this beer is for you.

Mouthfeel: Light to Medium carbonation, easy on the palate and goes down unsurprisingly smooth. Thick enough to really grasp the taste and syrupy enough so that there is no change in aftertaste.

Drinkability: Has very high easy drinkability with little resistance to any flavor that isn't tangerine. Honestly disappointed with this beer since Lost Cost makes it. Think about using this beer to make punch at parties to add a kick to it or use it for baking.

May 27, 2008
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BigDaddyWarbuxx from Iowa

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.

May 25, 2015
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DUIDontCare from Florida

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!

Feb 12, 2017
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TheStoutLord from Oklahoma

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.

Jan 22, 2016
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imiller21 from Iowa

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.

Feb 29, 2016
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TwoThreeBrews from California

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.

May 30, 2017
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jjamadorphd from Florida

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.)

Aug 14, 2016
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anon from California

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.

Oct 21, 2015
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Morey from Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Mar 11, 2014
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StoicBeast from California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

May 12, 2012
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BeerWithMike from Nebraska

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.

Aug 04, 2014
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BEER88 from Washington

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

Nov 09, 2015
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MisterClean from California

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.

Sep 13, 2008
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ckk527 from South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

May 03, 2013
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the_awesometeer from California

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.

May 26, 2016
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omor from California

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

May 05, 2015
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watchnerd from California

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.

Oct 12, 2008
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chasmandocharles from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

Sep 10, 2012
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Shawnspl from Rhode Island

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

Jun 11, 2016
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Beeeeeerman from California

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

Apr 14, 2015
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

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.

Sep 26, 2015
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allstar255 from California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

Nov 15, 2011
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aquazr1 from California

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.

Aug 11, 2013
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Ry-Dog from California

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.

May 17, 2015
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gpogo from California

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.

Nov 10, 2010
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