Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Beer Review

Lost Coast Brewery, out of Eureka, California, is the maker of several great beers such as Downtown Brown, Great White Beer, and Alley Cat Amber. Tangerine Wheat is one of their two fruit beer offerings, the other being Raspberry Brown. Tangerine Wheat is a refereshing beer that is great for warm summer weather, BBQs, and easy drinking.

Lost Coast describes Tangerine Wheat Beer on their website as follows:

A refreshing citrus ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat combines our Lost Coast Harvest Wheat with natural tangerine flavors. Brewed with a combination of wheat and crystal malts, and finished with Perle hops.

Where I Found It. BevMo in Sacramento, CA

Review Date. July 24, 2009.

Serving Type. 22 oz. bottle into a glass

Appearance. The head of Tangerine Wheat Beer is thin and white with very loose bubbles. The head lasted only a few seconds and just barely longer than a soda. The color of the beer is a burnt orange honey color and it has a slight haze.

Smell. The bouquet of this is a strong tangerine or sweet orange and you can almost smell all parts of the tangerine from the peel to the flesh. It’s almost like you just opened up a fresh tangerine. There is little to no malt aroma or hop bouquet. Although the smell is strong it is not like candy.

Taste. If you like fruit beers that do not hide the fruit, then Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Beer is a beer for you. This flavor is full of the citrus of the tangerines with enough of a malty sweetness to remind you that this is still a beer. There is also a hint of bitterness in the finish. The fruit even gives this beer an ever so slight tartness that complements all of the other flavors.

Mouthfeel. This is a medium to light bodied beer, which is not over-carbonated, keeping it as a beer and not a soda. It does, however, feel a bit watery.

Drinkability. Tangerine Wheat Beer is refreshing, smooth, and thirst quenching. On a warm sunny day this beer is the perfect complement.

Rating. My ratings below are on a five point scale with five being the best score.

  • Appearance (20%): 3.0
  • Smell (20%): 4.5
  • Taste (40%): 4.0
  • Mouthfeel (10%): 3.0
  • Drinkability (10%): 4.0
  • Overall: 3.80


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5 Responses to Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Beer Review

  1. Mmm, this sounds like something I could really enjoy. I love fruit beers (kriek, framboise). Would be very curious to try it. I wonder if it can be found in Chicago

  2. joe says:

    Try it on draft, it’s amazing.

  3. Mistie says:

    Had two last night with BBQ lemon pepper chicken and zucchini. It was terriffic!! It was in the lower 90’s by late afternoon and this tasty beer was just what the Dr. ordered.

  4. David Jensen says:

    Mmm, that sounds delicious. You’re making me both hungry and thirsty.

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