Tangerine Wheat | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Tangerine WheatTangerine Wheat
BA SCORE
33%
Liked This Beer
3.42 w/ 922 ratings
Tangerine WheatTangerine Wheat
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MLegendre on 07-28-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,434
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
922
Liked:
304
Avg:
3.42/5
pDev:
19.3%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
232
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 922 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: some lacing, murky golden color and half finger head.

S: Mostly tangerine with malt background.

T: Lot of tangerine throughout making this very refreshing from start to finish. No hops really. Mostly wheat background.

M: light body and high carbonation.

Overall: Bascially alcoholic flat fanta. It was good but not what I want from my beer.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a 1/2 inch orange-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip back into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is a mix of tangerines and oranges with some slight grain aromas. Taste is of intense tangerine up front (fruit and zest) with a wheat aftertaste. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good fruit beer that delivers much more than I was expecting it to.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

screw the haters on this one, this beer kicks ass. whether you like fruit beers or not, you have to respect this one. so much flavor! the pour is a relatively standard looking pale wheat color with a lacey but thin white head. the nose is epic, so much tangerine, right from the tree. its acidic and sweet, tangy and robust, its juicy and alive, all at once. its fantastic, and it crowds out any heavy vibes from the wheat malt in both taste and smell. all those aromas carry through to the flavor, which is equally orangey and refreshing. there is no other brew out there this heavy on the tangerine citrus element. its uncanny really. more than enough carbonation, made a little heavy from the left over yeast, but to me this is inconsequential, as the tangerine notes make this beer as light as can be. a perfect spring break lounge chair sipper, winter transformer, or everyday slammer. i absolutely adored this beer, and im sorry to see it rated so low. i think its a rare thing in the beer world to encounter a brew with so much fruit character that isnt sweet or fake. this is really lovely, dont let the ratings throw you off.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out as a hazy orange color with a nice looking white head on it. The beer doesn't have much lacing. The smell is heavy with tangerine with light aromas of wheat. The taste is very strong with tangerine, it almost tastes like perfume or something. It's a little too strong I think. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing perfect for those days when it's hot out. Overall it's not bad but the flavor is a bit on the potent side.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Its name says it all- woven together with the bready-sweet taste of wheat and then cast in a veil of vibrant oranges, it's quite clear that this is as close as ale can come to creamsickles.

Even in its appearance, the hazy golden ale catches a glimmer of orange and peach as it settles into the weizen glass. Its diffused glow gives a charming appearance as a tall column of foam commands the rim like creamy lather. Wishing the frothy character could last longer, the beer trails with broken lace during the first half of the session.

Overtones of oranges fill the nose with creamy, candied and fruit. Its tangerine character is obvious while scents of light bread, grain and leaf slide underneath. Even its grassy hop character seems to come from the leaf of citrus trees as its herbal roundness kicks in.

Those bready sweet flavors aren't gentle- this is a sweet beer- perfect for the tangerine flavor that grows exponentially through the middle palate. Its culmination is highly sherbet-like with its tangy acidity, fructose sweetness and confectionary malt flavor. Its balance is herbal and leafy, given a lemongrass type of bitterness that signals closure to its taste.

Its rich sweetness is kept creamy with bready malts that reluctantly yield its carbonation- further reinforcing its creamsickle character. The ale wavers slightly as its minty warmth grows and its herbal bitterness intensifies- drying the beer tepidly yet allowing sweetness to linger long on the back end.

Easily seduced by the ripe orange flavor, any notion of ale are easy to dismiss. But in the end, the beer is grainy-sweet to a fault and its orange taste becomes way too dominant, not allowing the classic ale-like taste to become part of its story.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber. "Tangerine, tangerine, living reflection from a dream..."

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden orange hue, with two fingers of rather loosely foamy, bubbly and soapy dirty white head, which fizzles away post haste, leaving a bit of sparse remote islet lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet, almost Starburst-like citrusy tangerine, and some fairly faint and obfuscated grainy wheat malt. The taste is more strong, somewhat zingy and sweetly fruity tangerine, in a somewhat fake fruit juice kind of way, again with a slightly honeyed, grainy, and wheaty backbone, just one not all that appreciable under the specific guest ingredient hegemony. There's also a normal weedy bitterness that seems out of whack with the pervasive fruitiness.

The carbonation is moderate, just a soft, kind of clumsy frothiness, the body a wavering medium weight, in the manner of stale fruit juice, and smooth in the very same vector. It finishes with a still prevalent tangy tangerine-inflected wheatiness, like this was a private couple sort of thing.

Not having this particular fruit (though it's not all that different from navel oranges, IMHO) as part of my diet, it was enjoyable to see it so prominent in the profile of this wheat beer, and tasty enough at that, if you're OK with such brazen simplicity in your doctored brews.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at The Lab gastropub in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes. Served with an orange wedge (against my preferences, mind you).

A: Pours a one finger head of fair cream and thickness, and nice retention. Colour is a hazy copper.

Sm: Extreme citrus esters are quite strong, but this may be from the orange wedge. Very fresh and pleasant.

T: Tangerine and orange fruit ester hops. Very sweet. A light barley foundation is surprising; where is the wheat? Simple but well balanced and nicely built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the flavour.

Dr: Very drinkable, but lacking complexity or inspiration. I'd have it again at a lower price.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brentk56
2.74/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy honey color with just a wisp of a head that fades away rather quickly without leaving any traces

Smell: Tangerine, no doubt, but there is a hint of unnatural powdered candy, too

Taste: The tangerine flavor builds and builds but the beer ultimately tastes like one of those chewable aspirin tablets I remember from long ago - yuck!

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Couldn't hack the memories of children's aspirin that this beer brought back for me; drain pour

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle dated 11/7/12
A - A foggy golden tan with a white 2 finger head that dissipated rapidly with minimal lacing
S - Overwhelming tangerine -ish aroma pleasant, but bordering on unnatural
T - Strong tangerine flavor, mostly through the nose; slightly acidic finish
M - Thin with little carbonation
O - Started refreshingly interesting, but the Tangerine is too much. If this beer were a bit mellower and had a little hop bitterness to counter the tangerine it could really work.

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Photo of zeff80
2.45/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, white head of foam. The head was bubbly and short lived. No lacing.

S - It smelled of tangerines. Almost a sweet, candy-like aroma. Little to no wheat aromas.

T - The first four letters of tangerine...Tang. Yes, that orange drink that astronauts took to space. I felt like I was 6 years old again and drinking some Tang after a tough morning of defeating Cobra with my brave G.I. Joes.

M - It was very crisp and sharp. A very light bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - If you like Tang, this is a great beverage. If you want a beer, this is not for you.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got this one in a trade with nickd717. Thanks, Nick. I'm sorry to say that I don't quite understand your fervor for this beer.

Appearance: Orange, fizzy and cloudy. The head dissipates in a matter of seconds. It's like pouring soda.

Smell: Tang.

Taste & mouthfeel: Fermented Tang. This literally tastes exactly like Tang, minus the sweetness.

Drinkability: If I had kids, this is what I'd put in their lunchboxes. Personally, I'll stick to beer that doesn't taste like soda.

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Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.
Pale golden worth a decent head. Some spotty lacing.

Clear and surprisingly strong tangerine aroma.

While the first sip was best, it did not get cloying and I had no trouble finishing it.

Light body with lively, medium-high carbonation.

O. A bit artificial and a tad too sweet. High grade wine cooler substitute? Still, tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours with half a finger of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, copper colored body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Very strong aromas of tangerine, it smells like I just peeled the skin off of a fresh piece of fruit.

T - Sweet malt up front with a bit of spicy wheat and LOTS of tangerine. More citrus juice flavor in the middle and some earthy pith. Things finish up with just a bit of tartness and some wheat as well as more of the pervasive tangerine character.

M - Medium, somewhat creamy body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This is a very strange beer with some over the top tangerine character. I mean, I expected citrus but this is ridiculous. It really smells like a piece of fruit, which works well in the aroma but not so much flavor wise. It has a weird, orange soda aftertaste that just doesn't do much for me. Not a drain pour, but really not good.

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Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 33% out of 100 with 922 ratings
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