Mango Weizen
Northwest Brewing Company

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From:
Northwest Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
ABV:
5%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.26 | pDev: 19.94%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
83
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 21, 2017
Added:
Aug 27, 2008
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  9
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Ratings by archyquaffer:
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Reviewed by archyquaffer from Montana

2.98/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
This review is from notes obtained while camping. I poured the beer into a clear plastic cup from a 22 ounce bomber. Despite the plastic, the head has good retention. The beer is a ruby red-amber color.

I detect a weird vegetal note in the aroma. The mango is not easily discernible at first- it does become more apparent as the beer warms, but is quite subtle. The aftertaste is pretty clean.

This offering is pretty bland, except for the touch of mango, and is not very distinctive. I'm not getting much of a spicy or funky note that I expect from a wheat beer.
Sep 10, 2015
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 1.76 by ronniebruner from Arizona

May 21, 2017
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Reviewed by SuperPenguin27 from Washington

4.09/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bomber...

Look is pale red with fair effervescence.

Smell is earthy with notes of the fruit but not overpowering the hops.

Taste is much the same as the smell. Similar to Pyramid's Apricot but with the mango.

Mouth feel is great. Feels like a good summer ale light without being airy and very sessionable.

I think it's very drinkable. Not the most artsy but still very good.
Apr 05, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
another beer from these guys that i think is better than it gets credit for. sure it might not be a big creamy banana yeast driven classic german hefeweizen, but its a pretty cool reinterpretation of it, with absolutely no apparent flaws, and a nice spike of sweet juicy mango to make it interesting. the purists can hate, but this really isnt bad at all. pale hazy yellow, looks the part, maybe not the most prominent head on it, but a little bit of airy white fluff hangs around. aroma and flavor of concentrated mango added to this post fermentation, some sort of extract or syrup or puree, relatively authentic to the real fruit, but sweet and not at all dried out by this somewhat classic yeast strain. its juicy and you definitely taste the fruit before the beer, but i think it works for whatever reason. the wheat works to smooth it out in the middle, and with the esters in the yeast showing banana and even apple by the finish, it ends up being balanced and pleasing, without too much residual sugar. i found this quite refreshing actually, especially with the high carbonation. these guys might not be the best brewery in the country, but they deserve more credit for some more than decent beers they come out with...
Sep 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.2 by craigbelly from Iowa

May 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Mar 24, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by XIII from Washington

Dec 18, 2015
 
Rated: 2.5 by nuebs from South Dakota

Oct 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by BlueSpader from Washington

Sep 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.86 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Aug 25, 2015
 
Rated: 2.5 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by Ela from Massachusetts

Aug 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by Harimad_Sol from Washington

Jul 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.41 by Keepnitrl from Washington

Jul 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by Donkster46 from Washington

Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by vladdswrath from Washington

3.09/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
I think Northwest Brewing is having a hard time getting a consistent brew out of this formula, as the reviews are all over the place. My particular sample seemed like just a very plain Heifenweizen. The mango was barely detectable in the nose and completely absent in the taste. The only sign it was even in there was the cloudy glass. Very disappointing, at least for this batch...not that I will try again unless someone gifts it to me.
Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jun 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by aussiebeer from Illinois

Jun 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by Chucker17 from South Dakota

May 27, 2015
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Rated by MrWebGuy

1/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Tastes like Blue Moon filtered through a used sock after a soccer game.
Apr 23, 2015
Mango Weizen from Northwest Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 83 ratings