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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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8509) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Tap at OHSO nano. Clear gold pour. Rich cocoa butter nose, milk chocolate, macadamia nut cookie. Taste is richer milk chocolate, some red apple. Heavy body for abv. Quite dessert heavy with white chocolate, vanilla, walnut praline. White Toblerone the beer. Yummy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2340) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle received in trade from EyePeeAyBryan, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a fairly clear medium straw with a huge fluffy white head that fills half the glass amd takes forever to recede. Serious over carbonation from this bottle and it was opened at fridge temp. After everything settles down the aroma is lightly spicy with some light sweet males and a subtle but present chocolate aroma. The flavor is a mildly sugary sweet with a bit of sharp spice and a mild chocolate flavor. Medium body with an asinine level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Decent brew once everything settles down, not horribly complex, but a nice drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma strong. Cellar approach hint of wood. Fairly clean.
Appearance
Top: large white cap.
Base: slight haze on gold.
Palate : medium bodied , fairly drinkable with medium finish. Tad thinner on sides. Light carbonation.
Taste: leafy , nutty woody bit pungent. Different.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours golden yellow with no head. Sticky sweet chocolate aromas. An odd beer, yet creative, but this one doesnít work for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2202) - New York, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Holy crap weird. When bartender poured thought taps messed up. Looks like crappy pale lager but smells like white chocolate. Tastes of white chocolate, herbal, weird medicine, and rubbing alcohol. Not my thing but way to think outside box

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
Thanks Dakine! Pale cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is a "chemical" white chocolate. Taste is wheat beer with a medicine flavoring. dry. Nice lacing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9252) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Tap @ O.H.S.O. Pours a clear yellow appearance with a white head. The Fucken thing does smell like white chocolate along with some herbal notes. Thatís fucken weird. Weird sweet pale malty flavor with a blast of white chocolate. Not sure I like but it comes as advertised.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Caytinator (959) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Pint on tap. It points for creativity...but itís definitely NOT subtle. Iím not really a fan of "chocolate" beers anyway, but this one is especially gimicky to me. Itís got pretty light body, and doesnít look or smell offensive, but I just donít like the taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Thanks ratebeef! Pours a clear golden yellow from the bottle with thin white head and light lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate and thats about it. Taste is same, heavy on the processed chocolate. Not exactly what Iím looking for in a beer.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1688) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Thanks ratebeef! Clear golden pour with a small bubbly white head that fades fast. Nose is vanilla beans, chocolate chips and cake batter. Fuck yeah it's my birthday. Flavor is very similar but not as bright as the aroma and sort of a thin palate. Can definitely pick out the pale malts in this beer. Pretty interesting though and glad to have tried it.


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