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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cordillera Blanca (kawr-dl-yair-uh) or White Mountains, loosely translated to English, is the newest additions to the Sonoran Brewing line of products. This White Chocolate Ale is light, refreshing, and completely unique! Like most fine chocolates, this brew has delicate aroma and the subtle taste of White Chocolate that is truly astonishing!


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (90) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Poured from a Bomber dated (great by) 04/09/2014 Golden pour with little carbonation. Head went away quickly. Aroma is spot on - white chocolate immediately up front and on the finish. If the goal was white chocolate, then they nailed it. Very low abv, so this would be an excellent desert beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (407) - Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2014
12oz bottle. Aroma is sweet and smells like white chocolate. Appearance is a hazy gold with little head. Taste is a sweet and malty. Very similar to white chocolate. Palate is pretty neutral. Overall, a good beer. Very unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3222) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Phoenix Bevmo bottle labeled as Sonoran White Chocolate ale. Pours a slightly hazy, gold color with bubbly carbonation and a short white head. Really nice chocolate aroma that reminds of cocoa powder and maybe a little marzipan too. You really get the sweeter white chocolate up front in the flavor but it still has a touch of bitterness too from some baking chocolate. Well done, with lots of character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4111) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is white chocolate, weird, butter, sweet, and cocoa. The look is golden in color, thin white head, and clear. The taste is sweet, chocolate, weird, vanilla, and cream.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle:   Pale straw, lively carbonation, large sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Mealy nose, faint hazelnut.   Very airy on the tongue.   Minor mocha latte with hazelnuts.   BURP!   Seems overcarbonated.   White Chocolate?   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   All the sweetness seems artificial.   Seems like a watered down froo froo coffee, with hazelnuts.   Tastes better than it smells.   Also seems like it could be really poor white chocolate that has been uncovered in the cupboard for a few years.   Sort of a stale white chocolate background. Meh...


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2013
On tap and CB&CB. Pours golden hazy golden with eggshell white head. Smell like white chocolate macadamia nut cookie with sweet malts, and butter. Taste is sweet white chocolate and vanilla. Medium body and thin finish. This is a dessert beer. Okay but very different.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1057) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
From a bottle pours cloudy golden with a slight white head aroma of white chocolate taste of white chocolate and some bitter malt that lingers on the palate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3531) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Tucson AZ. Pours a clear a hazy gold with an off white head. Aroma of white chocolate bark. Creamy hazlenut flavor with some biscuit notes Quite pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Gold in color with an average white head. Aroma is of cocoa, white chocolate and vanilla. aste is of cocoa butter, cream soda and vanilla.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
On tap / Growler from BevMo!, as "White Chocolate Ale". Served cold. Aroma: Wow there actually is a pretty rich white chocolate aroma going on here. Quite pleasant, and quite unique! Appearance: Kind of a hazy, translucent, light gold. No head. Not a very handsome ale. Taste: Well Iíll be damned if that isnít the most white chocolate-y thing Iíve ever had that wasnít white chocolate. Really quite good. Palate: Unfortunately, the great white chocolate flavor comes in a beer that feels watery. Really watery. Overall: Iím conflicted here. This brew delivers the white chocolate, and delivers it well. However, itís ugly to look at, and the texture isnít rich or creamy and definitely distracts from the great flavor and aroma.


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