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Beer – #91 – Coronado – Orange Avenue Wit

A beer from the US of A, Coronado Brewery Orange Avenue Wit, of 650ml of a 5.2ABV beer – Coronado Brewing Company, Coronado, California USA in the style: Belgian White (Witbier).

Our spiced California style Wit is both refreshing and complex. Brewed with wheat, coriander, California orange peel and local orange blossom honey. From the first sip to the last you’ll find subtle flavors of bread, spice, citrus and a thirst quenching orange honey finish.

One of those beers that feels compelled to tell you what you’re going to taste which should have been a bit of a flag, but I allow some leeway as it’s a big bottle with a lot of real estate to fill in.

It’s a very pale golden colour, lively carbonation,  and musty hops. The taste is overwhelmed by the bubbles. Either it’s too cold or they’re making it up about the smorgasbord of flavours that should be present, perhaps I left them in the bottle when I poured  the first part.

I like a wheat beer, I enjoy the fruits under the alcohol, the front and lingering taste. This isn’t any of those things. It’s all very ‘meh’, which means the pdubyah-o-meter arbitrarily really doesn’t like this and makes it a massive swing-and-a-miss at 4 arbitrary things from it’s equally arbitrary number.

If two thumbs up was the best this would be 1/2 of 1 thumb. Very disappointing,and disappointed in this. Without anything to reference, I can’t find a best before date on the bottle,  but I did find an  importers sticker saying that it’d been imported over a year ago! (July 11) Quelle horreur!

I’d say based on that, that I might be drinking a beer that is past its’ best, way way way past,  if I was being charitable.

If I was being uncharitable, I’d say avoid. I would say however take the extra two minutes to find a date. Lesson learnt. Gives self an uppercut.

Can’t change my score on this, it was worth every one of the 4 arbitrary things, sadly making this possibly one of the worst beers I’ve had in ages.

3 comments on “Beer – #91 – Coronado – Orange Avenue Wit

  1. kingmidget
    November 12, 2012

    I can’t “like” all of your beer posts, but it’s always interesting seeing what you’ll have next. It’s also one of those things that makes me realize we aren’t so special here in America. I think of how fortunate us American beer drinkers are to have such an incredible variety of beers available — the number of craft brewers just keeps growing and growing and the larger, more established ones keep putting out more varieties. It is truly a golden age for beer drinkers. And it exists there for you, as well. Not sure if you’ve ever had it, but if you can get your hands on Trumer, I highly recommend it. An excellent pilsner.


  2. Pdubyah
    November 12, 2012

    We’ve had a real explosion of craft brewery places in the last couple of years, and some are good at it and some are awful, or inconsistent.

    There are a few that are following the American Pale Ale style, with some success.

    The Trumer appears to be available in a couple of restaurants, I’m going to try to make time to get me one. And I’d drink more American beer, I’m sure it’s coming to our shores, but I imagine the domestic market is lapping it up.


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