Tangerine Wheat | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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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:
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Added by MLegendre on 07-28-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
916
Reviews:
237
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
19.82%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
229
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 916 |  Reviews: 237
Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.32/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bmanley90
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
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 +3.3%
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 BeerMeister8
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of socon67
3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gamblebc
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -23.7%
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 rallyr32
3.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ladyjess
4.57/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.84/5  rDev +15.3%
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 Gbeau3234
1.43/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SD_Transplant
3.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

from a bottle into a shaker, pours an orange-gold with a very puffy 2 finger head that subsides after a few minutes...decent retention. Nose promises oranges and tangerines and is fairly potent, but fairly one-note and not entirely convincing. Then it falls off and something doesn't seem quite right..still citrus notes there, but not really balanced with any kind of convincing wheat. Like a flashy infusion without enough going for it into a base that needs a lot more. Wouldn't seek this one out again at all.

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arillinoming
2.62/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of norinco
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattD93
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of argock
2.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tastes like Fanta unfortunately, too much sweet fruitiness, too fizzy, not enough beer character. Really disappointing compared to hoppy wheats which are some of my favorite summer brews.

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Photo of beerrat
4.85/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigGold
3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had at Rustic Eatery, Valencia, Cal., poured from 12-oz. bottle into clear plastic beer cup. Despite the "[i]nfus[ion] with the essence of tangerine," little evidence of actual fruit other than the aroma, characteristic of the best fruit beers.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.33 out of 5 based on 916 ratings.
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