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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2010
(22 oz bottle). Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is of chocolate!. Taste is sweet with some hopiness. Finish is bitter with some yeastiness. Interesting brew, but I can only drink a few sips. Chocolate flavor is well done and intense.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 (Draught and 22oz bottle, courtesy of jkwalking05) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of vanilla, white chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, nuts, toffee, grass, vanilla, lemon, light lactic, and cocoa.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to jkwalking05) clear pale yellow with nice thick ring of bubbles. Nose of white chocolate and butterscotch. Taste of white chocolate, kaopectate (a chalky, gritty diarrhea medicine for those who don’t remember), milk of magnesia, medicinal with lightly carbonated body. What a weird beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2010
bottle, thanks to jkwalking05, yellow in color with a creme de menthe and vanilla aroma, flavors of white chocolate, creme, finish is somewhat watery

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to jkwalking05. Pours with a large white head over a hazed golden body. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla bean and cocoa. Taste is cream soda, lots of vanilla bean and some cola notes. Lively bubbles. Interesting!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle that I brought to the Rosso release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a hazy gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Smells almost exactly like peanut M&Ms. Medium bodied, sweet and with a light faint tartness. Candy and milk chocolate. A little bit sour and tart on the finish. Yummy and tangy. I really liked this one and was quite surprised at how good it was.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 13, 2010
Draft. Golden-amber beer with a whitish head. White chocolate aroma with malt. Orange and white chocolate flavor with malt. Medium bodied. orange and white chocolate lingers with a bit of malt (and possibly wheat). Different, but gets a bit tiring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle; interesting concept. Poured a little lighter than expected; a dull, honey gold with a big frothy head. Aroma of white chocolate, vegetables, must, herbs/spice, with a yeastiness that reminded me of the Bruery. Sort of lukewarm on the flavor. It was solid and interesting, but not bursting with flavor. Definitely pick up some chocolatey elements; hints of vegetable and yeast. Some sugariness. Aftertaste probably was the nicest element. Happy to have tried this.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2010
courtesy of tpd975 How does white chocolate mix with beer? Interesting concept, which I think Sonoran’s version of Southern Tier Creme Brulee. Unfortunately this attempt falls a little short. pours golden, white head. aroma, definitely has some white chocolate in there although sparse and really makes the highlight of this beer. flavors, weak chocolate palate, some lactic notes coupled with a citrus hops mouthfeel that takes away a lot of the chocolate aspect of the beer, turning everything in an overly citrusy melange. Enjoyed the chocolate aspect, but over done on the hop side especially when this beer only boast a mere 4.7%

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2892) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2010
On draft at the Yardhouse in Phoenix just before a red eye home. Pour was orangey-yellow, full white colored head with decent lacing. The aroma was strong banana, fruity esters, oranges, strong white-chocolate-coconutty type aroma. The flavor was full orangey hefe-banana type elements, ridiculously overly coconutted white chocolate flavors, much more the former than the latter - like coconut milk in this thing!. Sweetness accompanied by some spices, as this thing would be described by me as a coconut white ale more than anything else. Not great but interesting for a few sips anyway.


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