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Mango Weizen | Northwest Brewing Company

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83 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Northwest Brewing Company
Washington, United States
nwbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by froghop on 08-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,639
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
83
pDev:
19.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of 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.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
1.74/5  rDev -46.6%
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.

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Photo of JeffreyHadley
1.74/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

If looks could kill, I'd give it a 5, but the taste was very underwhelming.

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Photo of ronniebruner
1.76/5  rDev -46%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of yesyouam
1.86/5  rDev -42.9%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
1.92/5  rDev -41.1%
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-?

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Photo of RJLarse
2.3/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

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Photo of nuebs
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

odd burnt note.

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Photo of vulgora
2.58/5  rDev -20.9%
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 .

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Photo of Zorro
2.61/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear amber colored ale with a medium sized off-white colored head.

Smells of caramel and mango. Not much more than that.

Starts out tasting of saltines, malt and faint mango taste. Flavor doesn't develop much.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall not that great. I can't recommend this.

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Photo of Docer
2.68/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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Photo of anteater
2.72/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of getkrunkhoe
2.72/5  rDev -16.6%

Photo of jessicapreuss
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of KlayWey
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of BDeibs
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of XIII
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of aerozeppl
2.96/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of archyquaffer
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of hreb
3/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3/5  rDev -8%

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.

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Mango Weizen from Northwest Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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