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Mango Weizen - Northwest Brewing Company

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Mango WeizenMango Weizen

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BA SCORE
78
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
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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Photo of donkeyrunner
1.65/5  rDev -50.7%
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.

donkeyrunner, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of yesyouam
1.78/5  rDev -46.9%
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.

yesyouam, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of Billolick
1.9/5  rDev -43.3%
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-?

Billolick, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of RJLarse
2.28/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought a bomber of Trade Route Mango Weizen at a grocery store, poured in to a pint glass. The label says "Refreshing wheat beer with a subtle mango aroma and finish." Nothing subtle about it.

Pours a bright yellow/orange color and is hazy. A small white head disappears in a flash, and it looks like a glass of fruit juice.

Smell is strong and fruity. Sweet tropical fruit aromas dominate, pineapple, mango etc.

The taste is also over-fruited. Tangy and zippy, well carbonated, but it hardly tastes like a beer. I think it's more like one of those fruity alcho-pop beverages.

Mouthfeel is zesty and first and then a bit cloying after the swallow.

Drinkable I guess if you after not really looking for a beer, but rather a tropical fruit drink. Even then the fruit flavors are artificial tasting, and over done. I'll avoid this one.

RJLarse, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of vulgora
2.56/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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 .

vulgora, May 25, 2014
Photo of Docer
2.65/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

Docer, Aug 19, 2011
Photo of getkrunkhoe
2.72/5  rDev -18.8%

getkrunkhoe, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of jessicapreuss
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

jessicapreuss, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of KlayWey
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

KlayWey, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of hreb
2.98/5  rDev -11%
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.

hreb, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -10.4%

LXIXME, May 17, 2013
Photo of seanthornton152
3/5  rDev -10.4%

seanthornton152, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is mango and strawberry. Nice.
The taste starts as a contrast to the smell: watery wheat with some mild bitterness, mild sweet takes over in the middle to end. Finishes with a strawberry sweetness.
The texture is fizzy with a lighter body and moderate carbonation.
The smell and taste counter each other and are difficult to reconcile. Still, it tastes good, though on the sweeter (fruit) side.

Fatehunter, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of bespin15
3/5  rDev -10.4%

bespin15, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -10.4%

BrewtalHonesty, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of stript
3/5  rDev -10.4%

stript, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of shelby415
3/5  rDev -10.4%

shelby415, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -10.4%

twelveinches, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of aerozeppl
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hazy golden color with quite a bit of mango chunks floating in suspension. No head to speak of. Visible carbonation however.

S: Fairly clear mango aroma. You really do not get any heff yeast characteristics. Kind of a tight nose on this one. Nothing really swings me either way.

T: Interesting taste. That sharp tartness up front makes this beer interesting for me. Kind of a crappy heff but an interesting Berlinerweisse. The mango works surprisingly well with the tartness. Nothing even remotely resembling a heffeweisse here.

M: Light bodied. Crisp mouthfeel.

D: Interesting beer just not to style at all. Wish it was 80 degrees out instead of 38. Not bad took a chance on a bottle from Half Time.

aerozeppl, Dec 26, 2009
Photo of WesWes
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a dark golden color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to nothing. There is no head retention at all. The aroma is decent. It has a pretty good pale and wheat malt scent along with the traditional weizen yeast aroma. The mango aroma is mild, but compliments the banana/clove character nicely. The taste is average. It has a sour/acidic flavor that seems all too much like a Berliner Weisse. The mango flavor is quite good, but I'm not sure this is supposed to be a sour beer. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This would be a good Berliner Weisse, but as a regular fruit infused hefe, I'm not impressed.

WesWes, Dec 16, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle (labeled "Trade Route"). Pours a super cloudy orange with a small white head. Kind of looks like grapefruit juice or something. Aroma is very juice-like (citrus fruits) but indescript. Flavor is sweet and still juice-like sort of like watered down OJ, maybe some prunes, tangerine, and mango too. Certainly very fruity with hardly any noticeable malt flavors. Consistency is actually similar to a glass of pulpy OJ with the yeast. This wasn't as bad as I was expecting...but still not a very good beer.

LilBeerDoctor, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of Lazaro
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Lazaro, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev -3%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
Photo of Floydster
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at Bailey's Taproom, reviewed from notes, color is golden orange with some light tint, one inch creamy white head, decent retention, no lacing, aroma consists of mangoes, wheat, grass, tangerines, peahces, bread, and oranges, flavor begins with citrus-like fruits but I could not quite put my finger on what they were, lots of chewy wheat in the middle, finish has a little bit of spice mixed into things, again could not say exactly what it is, more fruits in the aftertaste, pretty light wheat beer with a lot of different fruit character, fruity, chewy, and slightly sweet mouthfeel, thin bodied, too much carbonation, could drink lots of this but that is just because of how light it is, alcohol is low and cannot taste it, crisp when cold but a little sweet once it warms, worth trying

Floydster, Jul 04, 2009
Photo of cswhitehorse
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Mango Weizen from Laughing Buddha brewing poured a cool orange color with not much in the way of foam head or retention. No lacing as well. The mango definitely came out once it got warmer. You could also smell some citrus as well. The taste was wheaty with a bitter mango finish. It left a mark on the top of the mouth and was low carbonated. Overall not a bad brew.

cswhitehorse, Mar 28, 2009
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Mango Weizen from Northwest Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.