Tangerine Wheat | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Tangerine WheatTangerine Wheat

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by MLegendre on 07-28-2006

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Ratings: 906 |  Reviews: 233
Photo of JSchock7
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of halfgermanhalfirish
4.02/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

For starters, because the beer comes in a conditioned bottle, its imperative that this beer is not drank from the bottle and poured correctly. My wife poured one of these beers incorrectly leaving all the yeast and sedimet in the bottle and her beer looked and tasted(bad) completly different than mine. On to the review:

Appearance-The beer pours clear with a dark blond color and some carbonation at first and then turns into a cloudy deep orange color with the final swirl from the conditiioned bottle. It takes a few minutes for the beer to settle and develope it's unfiltered characteristics. The head is a fluffy bright white color and looks like it may die down toward the end. The deep orange color is appealing but I expected a thicker head from a wheat.

Smell-It smells like orange juice...plan and simple. The orange smell is impressive and inviteing but I would like something in there to tell me its beer and I didnt get it.

Taste- The beer tast just like it smells. The orange is dominant but but there is a slit bitterness at the end (the very end) and some light carbonation that lets you know that its beer.

Mouthfeel- The feel is very thin and the beer goes down like water. I typically dont drink beer very fast but this may be the easiest drinking beer I have had and the glass was empty in just a few pulls. It drinks much like an american mega brewed lager without the graininess. I expected a much heavier feel for an unfiltered wheat and thought this was the beers weakest charicteristic.

Overall- If you searching for hopps and malts you will be disapointed in this brew. However, evaluating the beer for what it is (fruit beer) I think it hit its mark quite well. This beer is well crafted and is defiinatley an above average fruit beer. The beer needed a thicker head with more lacing on the glass and lacked complexity to be considered a nop notch beer. This beer would be an excellant picnic beer or hot wheater beer. It would also be an excellant entry level beer for someone new to craft beer. Overall I enjoyed the beer. It is definatley interesting and worth checking out.

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of VTJess311
2.12/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Was looking forward to trying this beer at a relatively new bar nearby my house. At first I enjoyed the aroma - it has a very strong tangerine smell to it. The first few sips were ok, but the more I drank through my pint, the more and more it started to taste like Tang. The Tangerine is way too strong in this beer without any other flavors to complement it. It honestly didn't taste like a wheat beer, let alone a beer at all. Unfortunately it was a disappointment.

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Photo of soupieman
1.25/5  rDev -62.3%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Arrives a cloudy dark orange-amber color with a decently retained white head.
Smell is notes of malt and tangerine, strong and delicious like orange soda. That's it. Not great balance.
Taste is tangerine, malt, hops, a woody/pithy/almost medicinal note.
Fizzy like club soda with a feel similar to it as well. Fairly clean finish though dry and bitter. A decent beer overall but needs a better, less bitter, finish. And some wheat notes would be good, too.

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Photo of tmars13
4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of raynmoon
2.58/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer actually looks pretty nice, like a well crafted IPA, and almost smells like one too, but a little tangerine like in smell. It almost smells like oranges and cream, weird.

But this beer, to me, is hardly palatable. It is thin, watery, and sweet/ dry from the tangerine. It tastes like a yucky soda.

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of spinrsx
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 2$

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, tangerines/oranges.. like a can of orange crush soda

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with oranges/tangerines and some yeasty notes. It ends with a somewhat dry citrus zest and yeasty aftertaste.

Overall – It reminded me too much of a orange soda to really be a beer. I can't say I've ever had a beer that tasted quite like this one, so that made it worthwhile to try. I won't be buying this again.

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Photo of KajII
2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium golden amber with a huge (3-4 finger) white fizzy head that diminished rapidly, leaving behind a thin film which did create some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was all about the tangerine with a slight scent of a grain malt and a sweaty yeast.

The taste was sweet and fruity throughout with a nice wheat presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow with a sweet citrus taste left to linger.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a very mild carbonation.

Overall a very fruity tasting brew with a thin watery feel, would be great when you feel overheated and want to chug a few...

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Tangerine Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.32 out of 5 based on 906 ratings.
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