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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!


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Caytinator (943) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (913) - Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Pours an orange golden into pint serving. Tastes and smells like those odd white chocolate chips from Nestle with just enough vegetation, caramel and wheat off to the side to balance it somehow.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle courtesy of the Merrit Island tasting hosted by mcbackus. The bottle was gorgeous by the way. If you are into that kinda thing! Flavor was sweet tarts, sour apples, and lemons. I was very hard pressed to find ANY chocolate here. Not a fan of the sour type beers, however, this would be a good intro.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Reviewed 9/12/2009 (bottle): Pours a golden orangish colored body, with a big white head, quickly diminishing. Spicy aroma, some orange citrus. Sweet spices strongly present, a little hoppy. Not too strong overall an aroma. Carbonated taste, smooth, strong chocolate taste. White chocolate. Refreshing. Interesting combo of white chocolate and not stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Slightly hazy golden pour with small white head. Aroma of wheat, vanilla and white chocolate. Taste of white chocolate, wheat, vanilla and very faint citrus. Medium carbonation, medium bodied. I love white chocolate so I really enjoyed this unique beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2008
bottle courtsy of beerlando: pours a cloudy wit golden colour small white head. aroma is slight white chocolte very nice sweet chocolate a little malt behind it. very nice. flavour is a lite spice with sutle chocolate and a tingly spice palate, finishes nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (729) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2008
Iím sorry, but I just had to try this. on tap at 1702. A pale straw color with no real head. Aroma is lacking, but that is because it is all in the flavor. I really donít get any malt, just white chocolate. that is fine. it is really good. I kind of like weird beers and this is weird. but good, nice thinking out of the box from an AZ brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (705) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle. Thanks to Daknole for the hookup. Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy head. Flavor is initially sweet and slightly malty, followed by a strong astringent citrus note. Kind of reminds me of those hard candys with the fizzy baking soda stuff in the middle. Interesting beer, lots of things going on here.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Lets be clear about this......it has a chocolate aroma, tastes like chocolate and everything about it is chocolate. Get the picture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (563) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Nothing like the bottle suggested. The aroma is almost all white chocolate, thereís also a hint of wheat. The taste is amazingly good, the white chocolate is there but itís not overwhelming or too sweet. Itís just a perfectly balanced wheat beer with a hint of white chocolate. Super good. The first couple batches of this they put out were really sour. Iím glad theyíve finally cleaned up their brewing process because this is a fantastic beer.


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