Coron­ado Orange Ave. Wit

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Witbier -

ABV: 5.2% | IBUS: 15 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“Bol­stered by orange zest, co­rian­der, and orange blos­som honey. A re­fresh­ing, light-bod­ied brew with cit­rus zing and a hint of earthy spice.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Spices are sub­tle, mak­ing way for a bready and cream­si­cle-like aroma. Light herbal and per­fume notes in the back­ground, with some pleas­ing co­rian­der and orange peel retronasal. Lots of fruity es­ters (grape, cherry, bub­blegum, light ap­ple, and pear). Smells more like a mead or brag­got than a wit­bier.” Fla­vor: “A great bal­ance of co­rian­der and orange peel with light es­ters from the yeast—the orange, le­mon, and bub­blegum blend well with the rich­ness from the wheat. Strong malt and honey notes, and the notes of orange blos­som, grape soda, and co­rian­der are for­ward but not harsh or edgy. The palate is soft and drier than the fruity taste and nose would in­di­cate.” Over­all: “An ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of how co­rian­der and orange peel should be used—both come through in the aroma and fla­vor. While the malt char­ac­ter might be a bit too much, the body is nice over­all, and the beer is very smooth and easy to drink.”

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