Great White Beer – Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe, 4.8% ABV – 12 fl.oz., (Eureka, California, USA)
On the front label:
“This light, unfiltered beer is made with two-row malted barley, unmalted wheat, crystal clear mountain water and ale yeast. It is spiced with Coriander and a secret blend of Humboldt herbs that give it a delicate citrusy flavor. Because Great White is unfiltered, natural yeast settling may appear at the bottom of the bottle.”
- Style: Witbier
- My Rating: C+
- Taste Profile: Tangerine creaminess -> yeast/wheat/coriander -> off-dry roughish finish.
- Where I got it: Darbys
- How much: $3, April 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no
Tasting notes: pours almost clear golden yellow with a hint of orange, suspended sediment, almost no head, ringed retention, and lots of active streams. Aromatic tangerine citrus on the nose. Drinks with a bright tangerine fruitiness up front, half creamy/fizzy mouthfeel, 6/10-sweetness, transitioning into off-dry yeast, coriander, light malts, wheat, the body petering out thin/watery, finishing off-dry with a roughish finish. Low-medium complexity, low-med depth, okay transitions, not awesome carry, okay drinkability. Good flavour up front but finish isn’t great.