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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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!


3.3
   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Sampled @ Backusís Backdoor Bash courtesy of BeerLando.Ok first off this was a way cool cobalt blue , 1 liter, flip top bottle.I know it said whie chocolate but I was expecting the pour to be closer to a chocolate color, but it wasn’t.It poured a cloudy golden color with a soapy white head.The nose was funky with a slight detection of chocolate, citrus, and nuts.It definately was a unique beer.Flavor was funky with hints of chocolate and malts.The finish was tart.Definately an unusual beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle shared by emacgee - thanks, Ethan! Surprisingly light pour for a beer with these kinds of flavors going on. Itís no lie: thereís a bunch of white chocolate in the nose, along with some nice cherry almond, like a good Italian cookie or something. The body is very thin, alas, but hard to resist the flavors, making it sad that they wash out a bit in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bizarre beer shared by emacgee. Light yellow pour with white head. Aroma of white chocolate, some almonds, some fruit... slight peach? Taste reminiscent of candied almonds. An extra point for being unique.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4082) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Gold in color with an average white head. Aroma is of cocoa, white chocolate and vanilla. aste is of cocoa butter, cream soda and vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2013
On tap and CB&CB. Pours golden hazy golden with eggshell white head. Smell like white chocolate macadamia nut cookie with sweet malts, and butter. Taste is sweet white chocolate and vanilla. Medium body and thin finish. This is a dessert beer. Okay but very different.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Location: Draft at O.H.S.O., 3/8/14, as White Chocolate

Aroma: The nose is sweet and malty, white chocolate is very present here
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden color with a pretty decent sized white head on it
Flavor: The taste is sweet and chocolaty, without enough balance to it
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a soft carbonation, and a smooth, creamy finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a nice beer, but it was too sweet for me. Well-made though. No complaints, Iím just not the target market.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4311) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2015
draft, this is weird. Chocolate flavors in a pale ale that was light. Interesting for sure.


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