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Mango Weizen - Northwest Brewing Company

Mango WeizenMango Weizen

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.24%

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:
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(Beer added by: froghop on 08-27-2008)
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 34 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bkilpatr:
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4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a weizen glass. 02/05/09.

Pours a murky golden-orange color with about a finger of soft beige foam. The head quickly disappeared, no retention. Aroma is of wheat, orange peel, lemon, and a hint of mango.

The taste is similar to the aroma and then some. The mango is slightly more pronounced (but still subtle), as is the orange peel. There's lots of zesty lemon, as well as white pepper and bubble gum. The wheat flavor is light. Not as much mango as I was expecting, though the label does claim the mango is very subtle.

Feel is medium bodied with little carbonation, which makes it feel a bit heavy. The finish is nice and dry. Drinkability is pretty good despite this. It's really tasty and each sip made me want another.

An interesting beer. Good and subtle mango characteristics. I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 06:19:38 | More by bkilpatr
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-12-2014 23:25:55 | More by foxyaardvark27
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

03-09-2014 20:56:24 | More by KlayWey
Photo of mactrail


3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

This pours a hazy medium amber color in the pint shaker. It starts out with a decent spritziness in the mouth but trails off. A very modest head. Overall, it has a rather silky mouthfeel with that tropical soda tanginess.

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2013 02:28:27 | More by mactrail
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

10-05-2013 04:26:15 | More by Zach122
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

08-15-2013 00:01:38 | More by hishoosh
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-06-2013 06:51:40 | More by NickThePyro
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New Mexico

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-17-2013 04:06:39 | More by LXIXME
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

04-21-2013 04:41:52 | More by jessicapreuss
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-16-2013 02:58:44 | More by Lazaro
Photo of n2185

North Carolina

3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy yellow brown with a finger of white head that fades into a foamy ring with little lacing.

S: Sweet breads and tart fruit notes dominate with aromas of bubblegum and mango int he background.

T: Hearty bread flavors dominate with a touch of bitterness. Mixed in are spicy yeast flavors and subtle mango notes.

M: Mid-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is just a little too heavy to be crisp and refreshing, but still feels pleasant.

O: A decent beer overall. Nothing special, but tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 03:51:00 | More by n2185
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-27-2013 18:26:16 | More by JarMills
Photo of LiquidAmber


3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 02:10:22 | More by LiquidAmber
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-08-2012 15:39:20 | More by seanthornton152
Photo of flagmantho


3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Taste: pretty solid malty flavor with a dash of wheat and a very light dose of that nondescript fruitiness. The flavor is actually quite earthy. Not bad, but not very mango-ey.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-light body with a great level of carbonation and a good creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this beer isn't bad, but it doesn't really impress me, either. I would have liked a bit more fruitiness, based on the beer's name.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 20:51:52 | More by flagmantho
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

03-01-2012 06:51:26 | More by shelby415
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-06-2012 05:06:59 | More by bespin15
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-26-2011 06:29:16 | More by twelveinches
Photo of Docer


2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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)
- Little wheat, a slight funky touch. Some bready yeast notes, and a fruity mango character. Smells quite zesty and wheaty.. overall just average though. Can't get past the slight funkiness.

Taste: (2.5)
- This brew is slightly off. Huge tart aceto things going on. Zesty bitter lemon peel, grassy wheat, and a thin malt base. Very odd brew, and not all that tasty. Perhaps I will have to find a different bottle or tap pour sometime. I know this wasn't even distributed down here until recently, so I know the bottle can't be that old. Not the light-struck type of flavors either.

Mouth Feel: (2.5)
- Overall very carbonated, and almost too much so in an aceto kind of way. Thin, slightly dry, and puckering. Overall the weird flavors kind of throw off the feel.

Overall: (2.5)
- Guessing this bottle is just funky. I am not too impressed with this beer as it seems much like a so-so homebrew. I will have to give it another try maybe. We'll see. Otherwise, I would pass on it unless you see it freshly tapped somewhere.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 01:48:44 | More by Docer
Photo of hreb


2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz Trade Route Brewing Co. "mango weizen" (beer fermented with mango). My first mango beer! I do love mangos. Will this be fruity enough to pass the girlfriend test?

The beer looks pretty orange and appropriately turbid. Sure looks like there might be some mango nectar in there. Aroma is faint but fruity. HIGHLY carbonated. That said, the carbonation does help to lift the margo juice flavor to the top of the palate. And sure, a cold refreshing, mid-range-ABV summer beer can stand a bit of carbonation. Unfortunately as a hefeweiss the only thing that the wheat has working for it in this beer is that there's not so much grain flavor to get in the way of the mango.

No, too carbonated to pass the girlfriend test. I do applaud them for not sweeting this beer and producing a cloying mess. But ultimately the fruit and weiss just come across muted and it doesn't pass the Hreb test either.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 01:26:00 | More by hreb
Photo of CHickman

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy light orange (mango) in color with a ton of chunky sediment floating around and a foamy white head that seemed to be sizzling like a freshly poured soda and faded after about a minute; weak lacing that slid down fast.

Smells of yeast, wheat, orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, mango(I guess???), grains, light malt and faint hops. It's grainy and sweet with an almost sour odor.

Tastes of yeast, wheat, orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, grains, light malt, faint citrus hops, sour apple, pineapple and coriander; really tart with a pucker at the end, but a very nice fruity taste overall. Not a typical hefeweizen and quite unique.

Mouthfeel was very light and crisp with a smooth feel on the tongue and very light carbonation, which was almost watery.

Highly drinkable and quenching, this was very different and enjoyable. I had this about a month ago, poolside on a nice warm evening and it went perfect with the summer weather.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 03:03:52 | More by CHickman
Photo of yesyouam

New York

1.78/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Trade Route Mango Weizen is a golden ale with some tiny particles in it. It has a thin white head that vanishes in a few seconds. It has a fruity wheat and mango aroma with a note of peach. It's light bodied and watery. The mouth feels chalky and scratchy the instant this beer enters it. It tastes very sour. Is this on purpose or did something happen to this bottle? Is this supposed to be a Berliner Weisse? What the hell? I can taste the mango but the sourness is overwhelming. Yuck. Down the drain it goes.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 19:08:33 | More by yesyouam
Photo of chickencoop


3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up a long time ago, and I actually think it helped, this turned into a sour, ok not really. I liked the pour, light and chunky. Smell and smell was a a tangy citrus. Mouthfeel was sour, but not bad, we'll see tommorrow, but I didn't mind this beer. I have had many of these guys beers, probaly the clever packaging, and this would work for me in a pinch.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 05:10:25 | More by chickencoop
Photo of Billolick

New York

1.9/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

$3.49 for a bomber, pours cloudy orangy amber, had some major yeast chunks floating in the bottle, the head leaves super fast and is quite noisy. Ends up with no head, no lace, no nothing. Smells fruity, tasty fruity, minor hop drying late. Barely tastes like beer, more of a nasty sweet fruity soda..pass this stuff bye, by all means necassary....Life is too short to consume much of swill like this...can you say drain pour...B-, c'mon fellow BA, how is this B-?

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 00:24:36 | More by Billolick
Photo of donkeyrunner


1.65/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

"Your hands are full of mangoes, you're going to be a genius someday." - Phish

My girlfriend picked this up despite the owner of the beer store saying it's one of the worst beers he ever had. Why oh why didn't she listen?

Opaque, cloudy orange yellow color--looks like pulp-in orange juice. Thin white head that got scared of this beer's crappy flavor and ran away as soon as it got the chance. Chunk sized yeast floaties.

Smells like mango. That's good.

Tastes like mango drowned in the sourest, nastiest, wheat beer you can imagine. Eew, eew, eew.

We were warned.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 04:56:25 | More by donkeyrunner
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Mango Weizen from Northwest Brewing Company
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