Coronado brewing co. ‘orange avenue wit’ witbier


image“This So-Cal take on a traditional witbier honors Coronado’s main street, which is home to our brewpub and was once lined with orange trees. Bolstered by orange zest, coriander and orange blossom honey, its Belgium by way of Coronado. Expect a refreshing, light-bodied brew rife with citrus zing and a hint of earthy spice.”

Served in a weizen glass. The light, hazy orange pour whips up a decent 2 finger crown that maintains well, eventually settling and retaining at about 6-7 mm. Nice, healthy lacing is being omitted. Nothing extraordinary coming off the nose, we’re picking up wafts of orange peel, herbs (coriander, parsley) grains, spice and some honey sweetness. The mouth feel is really light on with soft prickly carbonation on the tongue. Mild-medium body. Bordering on being too thin. The palate is met with a hint of orange zest, spice and some herbal notes. Honey sweetness developing late then rounding off with a light, dry finish with a hint of spice on the back end. Length is a little short, slightly drops off at the back. At 5.2% ABV and with average body it was quite dull but it’s sessional for a wit. To be honest, we weren’t to crash hot on it at all. Average at best.