FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at 1702; March 2011
The beer arrives with a frothy, pale head that has a creamy texture to it. The beer is a lightly hazed, gold color. The nose smells of orange zest, a sort of musty malt character, an earthy base spiciness (coriander) and perhaps even a touch of soapy character.
The soap-like note is in the flavor just a bit as well. This has a light tartness to it up front, which in combination with the orange zest contribution reminds me of watered down orange-juice. There is an earthy spiciness to the finish that seems contributed from coriander. The orange flavor is more washed out than it was in the aroma (where it was quite bright). This is light bodied and refreshing, and it is not so thin as to be watery.
My glass of this beer disappears really fast, but it really wasnít all that memorable. This is not the most complex Wit, but it is easy
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is tight. Appearance is cloudy but dull. Taste is subtle all around. Mouth feel is pretty thin.
LinusStick (3200) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice wit....nothing special. Aroma was decent. Nice wheatiness with hints of pilsner malt. Pour was a nice light gold with plenty of rising bubbles and a nice puffy one finger white head. Taste was nice also. A little watery, but with strong carbonation. Light on the spiciness and just a hint of orange peel in the aftertaste. Lightly citrus flavor comes in and out. Decent beer
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head and a fruity aroma. There is a thin wheat flavor with a little honey and citrus. Not much flavor but very refreshing.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a bright orange with a slim white head. sweet nose with lots of orange zest and coriander along with other sharp spices. medium body with more spice, orange zest, and heavy wheat. dry finish with sharp citrus notes and a bit of yeast.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
02-Nov-09 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 13-May-09 for $4.19 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA)
This is pretty clearly a fully revamped recipe from the old Orange Avenue Ale I had years ago at the brewpub, and it really is a completely new beer. Having said that, Coronado may be calling this an Orange Pale Ale for marketing purposes, but itís clearly an attempt at a Belgian-style witbier. And itís not unsuccessful. The beer pours a hazy yellow body, but instead of being cloudy, the sediment is larger in size, kind of like sand. The bubbly, off-white head rises to about half an inch before settling quickly to a bubbly ring. Orange peel dominates the nose, but coriander is obviously present as well, with a background aroma of wheat. Similarly, the order of prominence in the flavor is orange peel, coriander, and wheat, with a touch of grassy hops for good measure. A bit of astringency and apple skin dustiness in the finish. Light bodied, but not thin, and carbonation is medium-high. Overall, not a bad beer at all, but the orange is a bit overbalanced, although, thatís clearly the intent for a beer named Orange Avenue OPA, from a brewery on Orange Avenue, where orange trees used to grow in years past. Decent, but not a repeat purchase.
24-May-06 (Draft: Coronado Brewing Co. in Coronado, CA)
Havenít been here since they rehired their old brewer back, so letís see if his second go-round is any better. Orange Avenue Ale is served with a huge orange slice over the rim of the glass, so eating that first is a nice way to start. Mmmm, a tasty, sweet wedge of orange it is too! The beer is yellow in color with a slight orange tint, and is fairly cloudy. The large, foamy, off-white head settles to a filmy layer. Having thoroughly enjoyed that tasty bit of citrus, Iím hopeful this will be a pleasant fruit beer. Wow, orange ale is right! Tastes like a hoppy, moderately bitter blonde ale with plenty of orange juice added in, but orange juice like what comes in a plastic container that needs no refrigeration until opened. I can smell the orange first and foremost in the nose, plus there really isnít much in the way of malt or hops here anyway. Without the oranges, I think it would smell like a cheap blonde ale. The palate is tangy and well-carbonated, light-medium in body, fairly crisp from the bitter finish. Not a bad beer, but easily the best part of this was the orange wedge. (6, 3, 5, 3, 12 = 2.9)
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is sweet and citrusy but in an artificial way. There are hints of honey, spice, and wheat. The appearance is hazy gold with floating particulates and a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with the citrus up front and the wheat/malt at the back with a fairly clean slightly bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall itís sort of interesting if you like citrus (I do) but not great from a quality standpoint.
dchmela (3005) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Redlight. Pours a light gold with a nice white head. Spicy coriander, citrus hop aroma. Smooth clean malt with a touch of wheat, honey and citrus. Good session brew.
Aurelius (5006) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muted orange blossom aroma with a bit of diacetyl, breadiness, and a very slight tacklebox thing going on in the background - a little chemical a little fishy. Half-foggy, tan gold, good label. A pretty good wit - a little briny, biscuity, a decent hop edge, enough fruitiness to keep things interesting for a while, though my enthusiasm flagged. Medium-light body with a starchy mouthfeel. Pretty respectable. New Leaf Market.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2/12/11. On tap. Hazy golden pour with a small white head. Very faint orange soap and grain aroma. Very grainy wheat flavor with hints of orange and butter. Meh.