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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Sampled at the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild 2008 Strong Beer Fest, on February 17, at the Mesa Amphitheatre. Pours a very light pale gold, with a giant creamy long lasting white head. Light aromas of chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is similar. Very nice and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tucsonsam (24) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2009
nice golden yellow. a bit on the sweet and sour side, slightly citrusy; an interesting beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8675) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
White chocolate in a hefeweizen, experienced at The Yard House, Scottsdale as not on at the Pinnacle showcase restauraunt for Sonoran. Better than described. I liked the white chocolate flavour, it came through. Why in a hefe? I don’t know, but places about town were putting various flavours in their hefe, Phoenix’s idea of extreme beer. The aroma of the sweet white chocolate. Not super drinkable, a sipper. Some lace. Looks like a hefe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (537) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2010
22 oz bottle.
Clear yellow with a thick fluffy white head, great retention, sticky lace.
Aroma is chocolate, chocolate, chocoate. A little bit of dough hanging out underneath gives it that just-out-of-the-oven cookie feel. A slight touch of yeast appears with agitation.
Flavor is vanilla ice cream with Hershey kiss white chocolate sprinkled on top, but there is an underlying wheaty character that gives it some drieness and balances it out.
De-freekin-licious

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gdschermer (5) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2010 does not count
Great chocolate aroma. Flavor was more sour than I expected -- almost French Saison style. Good head retention. I liked this beer for it’s flavor but was disappointed in its lack of chocolate flavor as advertised. I would drink this again.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15120) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
7th March 2009
Hazy gold beer. Not much head. Starts with a sharp fruity tang - orange with a splash of lemon. The mid has a sweet pineapple note which carries on to the dry finish. The white chocolate comes to the fore in the finish. Slighty strange, definitely unique and very drinkable. Kudos also for the fantastic big blue bottle -a keeper! Now - how about a White Chocolate Barleywine?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (963) - , Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
puch in phx; this is one unique beer. bottle stated white chocolate ale. about the most accurate/unique aroma ever - it was white chocolate!! not sure how they did it. taste was good and had the white chocolate subtle taste. this would be best as a taster or 12 ozer; this was a bomber and by end, the white chocolate got to be too sweet, but tasty and a very unique beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Draft at Whole Foods Chandler. Pours golden with half an inch of white foam. Smells a bit like a tootsie roll on the nose. This beer tastes just like white chocolate without being cloying or lingering to long on the palate. Really a well-crafted beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden. No head whatsoever. Aromas of white chocolate, cocoa, malt and sugar. Initial flavor is of white chocolate, a nice semi hoppy pale flavor, sugar, milk and cream. Mouthfeel is smooth and semi silky. Definitely a different beer. The white chocolate is a nice additive. This is definitely a beer worth trying.


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