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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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3.2
ajnepple (6606) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Pint at Casey Moore’s Oyster House, listed as something like "Sonoran White Chocolate Ale". Clear golden appearance with a dissipating white head. Aroma of flavor of big chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, wheat and a touch of peppermint. Light to medium body with a sweet finish. OK.

3.4
blutt59 (6564) - 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

3.2
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy cocoa powder and light vanilla...maybe a touch of grass. It?s a transparent dull gold with a small white head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some spotty lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of wheat. The finish has light-moderate sweet cocoa powder and vanilla. It?s light bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, it?s probably a good thing I got a 4oz sample. I like chocolate, but straight cocoa powder generally wears on me quickly.

3.3
ben4321 (6503) - 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, I’m just not the target market.

4
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle courtesy of rustychiles. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Smells of perfume, grass, hay, some white chocolate. Tastes of perfumy funk, white chocolate, bananas, dry malt, spice, a touch of citrus. Interesting.

3.4
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Orange and cloudy pour from draft at a bar in Phoenix. White head. Chocolate. White chocolate. Milky and pleasant. Did the style good.

3.5
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from hellbilly. Thanks man! The aroma is an interesting mix of soft white chocolate, almonds, and dusty yeast. Hazy light orange yellow pour with a big fizzy head that settles to a ring. Flavors of white chocolate, vanilla, and dusty yeast. Super interesting. Very lively carbonation on top of a thin body give it a little soda effect, but not in a bad extract syrup fruit or flavored beer kind of way.

2.9
dmac (6259) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2008
1 liter swing top bottle shared with pineypower, thanks Dean. Ok I sampled this before at BCTC 2008 and swore it must have been a different beer because I got zero white choclate in the aroma and flavor. Well this sample showed me that it was in fact the same beer but at least this time I was able to smell/taste some white chocolate. The base beer beer on this was a very odd choice, a light golden ale with a slight sour backbone. This lead to aromas and flavors of white chocolate, lemons, and sourness. Combinbing chocolate and peanut butter = awesomeness, combinbing white chocolate and sour = fail.

3.9
nuplastikk (6256) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2011
22oz bottle. Pale golden tan color. Bubbly, effervescent head which fades into a creamy, oily, thin layer. Really unique, and quite refreshing, I can dig it. While most dessert beers tend to be sugary and cloying, this remains quite smooth and drinkable. Solid white chocolate tones, no mistaking it. A mild, almost lemony herbal twang evens it out, suppose the wheat and hops. Quite a cool concoction, one that captures big time flavor with sessionability. A little thin-bodied at times, but I think that’s also what makes it work.

3
thirdeye11 (6160) - 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.


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