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Mango Weizen - Northwest Brewing Company

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Mango WeizenMango Weizen

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78
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northwest Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: froghop on 08-27-2008)
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Reviews by AKBelgianBeast:
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks go out to a very patient Wetpaperbag for sending this rarity my way. Thanks Sac!

Pours a nice looking slightly hazy brown tinted orange. The head is suprisingly hard to produce, but pops up there with a quick high pour compensation. Head is fizzalicious and stark white. Recedes fairly quickly leaving almost no lace.

Nose is interesting. Smells very much like a wheatbeer, expectedly, but i am not picking up a lot of mango. What im assuming is the mango is in there however, with a very sweet melony scent, it just isnt jumping out too strong in the nose. Some slight pear in the nose as well. Melon flavors peek out more as this one warms up a bit.

Taste is much more complented by melon flavors. Not the type of mango taste i was expecting. It is more candy like and sharp than it is earthy and sweet. This flavor comes out strong in the early taste, but mellows into wheat flavors towards the finish. Would like a little bit more natural mango flavors here. What the Watermelon is in 21A, the mango is in this. That sounds bad, but i dont mean it to be, as the flavor is good, i just mean the manner in which it compliments the base beer. There is defenite wheat flavor in here, a good pale wheat base is provided. Some slight banana, minimal clove, and a slight bubblegum. This tastes like it could be a flavor in those "Fruit Stripe" gums with the zebra. But the wheat beer provides good body. The finish is nice and sharp, not too dry at all (a good thing here) and leaves a slight candy melon sweetness on the palate.

Mouthfeel is a bit overcarbonated, and somewhat thick, but all in all quite good, and pretty much where it should be for the style. A bit heavy and slick, but once again, all in all, well done.

Drinkability is the shining star in this one, as this could easily be drank is session. Long session. Wouldnt mind getting hamboned on these, and im pretty sure some lady friends wouldn't either, if you know what im getting at. Quite drinkable, near perfect if it wasnt for the slight overcarbonation.

Overall a very interesting brew, and one i would love to have local access to. This certainly blows 21A out of the water as far as "melon wheat" beers go. I like the subtelty of the melon flavor, and the fact that the base wheat beer is quite solid. This isnt anything particularly mind blowing, but what it is is original, fun, drinkable as hell, and a good one that could provide many fun nights of sessioning. A good brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 02:40:31 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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at $4 A 22oz i had high hopes but this wasn't much of money well spent.
there was barleey any mango , i mean it was so subtle you only tasted a trace in the aftertaste.

the mouthfeel was ok it wasnt too thin , the pour was a orange almost amber color ,
i didnt taste much wheat , which is sad because it seems shock top has more wheat in it and thats an A-B product .

i am really disappointing by northwest brewing company , i could have bought a pyramid or portland brewing for almost half the price and had twice the flavor .

this should be 1.99 tops its tastes so rushed and over priced
i will probably never buy another $4 beer again .

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Quite mango flavored, and after it warms up the last sips are just plain mango nectar fruity. A little sharp fruity zing to the stuff. Not as fragrant you you might wish for.

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A pleasant quaff and the fruit flavor is among the better I've had in this American wheat style, but it suffers from the simple taste and less than adequate sudsiness.. On tap at Empire Ale House in Mt. Vernon.

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Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy medium orange amber. Half finger white head dissipates rapidly to a tiny ring of bubbles around the glass. Aroma of wheat, bready malt and a bit of light fruit, not readily identifiable as mango, but pleasant. Flavor is light wheat and caramel malt with light, tart lemon citrus and fruit juice from the mango. Finish starts quite tart, then transforms into a light, surprisingly caramel aftertaste. A bit unbalanced as if it's not sure whether to be a tart Berlinerweisse or a weizen. Flavor is fairly subdued. Needs more balance and intense flavor, but holds together as a decent pale wheat with an interesting fruit component. Light bodied and the carbonation did not last throughout drinking the glass, lowering the mouthfeel rating.

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Poured from 22oz bomber into a weizen glass.

Appearance: slightly hazy orange hue with a great effervescence and three fingers of frothy ivory foam. Nice!

Smell: light wheaty aroma with a light, pleasing fruitiness which is not readily identifiable as mango. Not bad.

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Appearance: (3.5)
- Lightly cloudy orange glowing brew. Fizzy finger of head that has left a thin fizzy blanket on top. Can't really tell what the yeast is trying to do here. Almost like one of those extract homebrews I have made where it just keeps fizzing.

Smell: (3.0)
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Taste: (2.5)
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Mango Weizen from Northwest Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.