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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
1 liter cobalt blue swingtop bottle, graciously gifted to me by FlacoAlto. Pours a hazy golden straw color with a foamy, off-white head. Soapy sheets of lacing mostly rejoin the body. The aroma is unlike any that I’ve ever encountered before. The base shows like a Belgian Wit, lightly grainy with a slightly sour, lemony presence. From there, it turns biscuity, with notes of cookie dough and a distinct white chocolate glaze. The flavor follows that same path, dry and crisp from the wheat base, with a touch of tart citrus and lightly sweet biscuity notes. Light on palate, with a fizzy carbonation, this could easily be an enjoyable summertime session brew. Very interesting beer. It didn’t wow me, but I’m glad to have tried something so different.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2008
sampled with the phoenix crew. flip top supplied by superdave70 (he has a ’thing’ for odd bottles?)

pours a hazy blonde color with a small white head which leaves a bit of spotty lacing. i get a lot of chocolate in the aroma. not white so much, but a lot of rich buttery chocolate along with nuttiness, fresh vanilla bean, grassy/skunky/noble hops and a blast of whole roasted coffee beans. the flavor is the same. a let down of sorts given the potency of the aroma. the nuttiness develops into distinct hazlenuts while the coffee and chocolate linger long into the aftertaste. medium to full bodied with a bunch of carbonation. insanely creamy butter-like mouth feel... i’m liking this one. interesting and highly quaffable....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (3078) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Thanks to the trader who got me this one...forgetting who it was and I apologize for that. Pours out a hazy straw color with a small to medium white head. Aroma is of some white chocolate, yeast and some strange tartness. Taste is very interesting, chocolate/sour...very strange, citrus and some yeasty vinous notes. I give it an A for creativity, but it was strange.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2008
10 karat gold with only a white ring for a head and little carbonation. Man, did that head hang on for dear life...never leaving the beer completely. The nose: undoubtedly the best feature of this one. Pure vanilla extract, buttermilk biscuit, and obvious white chocolate. A more lively beer might have awoke the taste buds. Unique and interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a mostly clear medium golden yellow with an off white head that left some spotty lacing. Never has a beer with white chocolate, very interesting. Nose hold some cocoa powder, some faint spices. Flavor reminds me of the white chocolate covered raisins with out the raisins........

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Draft @ the AZ Strong Beer Fest - Pours a hazy straw color with a thin creamy white head. Aroma is faint malt and very faint chocolate. Flavor is about the same. Light to medium body. I was hoping for a little more in all the areas. Glad I got to try it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
1ltr bottle from rustychiles, thank you Rusty. Somewhat pale yellow color with a quickly dissipating head. Has an aroma of coffee more than chocolate. Slightly chocolate flavor, not much else otherwise.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to jkwalking05). Pours a hazy light gold with white fizzy head. Aroma has what I can best describe as white chocolate. Flavor has light chocolate as well. Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, a very interesting brew, I would love to try again for a better perspective.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of creamy malts, white chocolate.... Flavor is cream ale, with subtle notes of white chocolate, biscuity malt, sweet finish... Interesting beer, enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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