Mango Blonde | Lift Bridge Brewery

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Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is a limited release experience of summer coming. The aroma of a tropical breeze from a fresh mango grove leads into a light bodied blonde ale, finishing with a subtle mango sweetness that does not overpower the golden malt.

Added by gatornation on 05-24-2015

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Mdrake0209
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejames0802
2.06/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Maybe I just got a bad batch, but to me this literally tasted like a McDonald's Chicken Sandwich. I'm not a big fan of my beers tasting like McDonald's Chicken Sandwiches.

Other than that, this beer was watery and cloyingly sweet. Not much body to it at all.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
2.97/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16 oz. single picked up out of the need for some low-ABV options around this hell-hole. No canned date – just useless random numbers on the bottom of the can. C’mon, Lift Bridge, you’re better than that.

The pour is very light, & I’d call this a golden ale from looks, rather than a blonde. Head dissipates & is stillborn fairly quickly. Smells nice – like a fresh mango grove surrounded by an aromatic field of spring flowers. Fine start.

Mango Blonde is better as potpourri than beer. Light floral notes + slightly stronger mango notes combine with a touch of bitterness before the malt jumps in with too much sweetness & drops a sugar veil over what was a light, crisp open. Too heavy for the intent.

This one is very close to being a lovely summer sipper, but is carrying around too many malt bubbles. Borderline mediocre.

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Photo of Lundste
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jera1350
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear, golden-orange color with a one finger head of foam. It smelled of mango, orange and sweet caramel. A nice mango-y sweet, easy drinking beer.

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Photo of zenwatts
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear golden color with a fresh white head. Smells of mango,pineapple, passion fruit and sweet malt. Taste follows nose but not as good ripe mango mixed with a blonde ale with sweet malts. mouth feel is sweet with ripe fruit medium carbonation, a little thin on finish. Drinkable but not one i would want 2 of in one sitiing.

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Photo of pat61
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: pours bright amber filled with rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" off white cap with fair to poor retention.

S: The mango aroma hits you as soon as you pry off the cap. there is some bread crumb in the background but no hops - the mango dominates the aroma.

T: Mildly sweet mango also dominates the flavors tamed slightly by some malty bread crumb in the background. Medium to medium low hop bitterness provides some balance but overall it is almost cloyingly sweet and needs something to stand up to the mango.

F: The body and carbonation are medium.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

despite being a bit sweet, this one is pretty good, and in the context of one of those fruited wheats or pales, its leagues better than what we are all used to. in fact, the mango character, prominent as it is, is pretty authentic, and the sweetness it adds actually brings out more of the grain flavor and sort of saves this as a beer first. thats compliment fully paid, this is rather simplistic beer, and feels quick and cheap to me, and seems almost unfathomably pedestrian for a brewer who delivered silhouette to us, one of the finest dark beers in the land. the thing about mango beers though is that the fruit flavor ferents out most of the time, or the beer is too sweet to drink much of, and this one sort of splits that line and delivers real mango flavor with a drinkability that is impressive. i like that its beery still with the wheat malt and also nice and bubbly. certainly miles away from the best beers these guys make, this almost cheapens their brand to me, but i did not at all dislike it, whatever that means...

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a deep gold with an average head. The aroma is sweet and rich, with sweet bread, cinnamon, sticky mango, canned pineapple and peach, biscuit malts, and slightly spicy, sharp hops. The flavor is soft, with semi-sweet bready malts leading, as well as just a hint of caramel roll, with the pleasantly mild overripe mango coming though mid palate, and a slightly green, almost plantain like finish. The mouthfeel is viscous up front, with a refreshing and highly bubbly finish. Overall this is a really tasty beer -it is light, and it is fruity, but it is not overwhelmingly flavored, nor is the hint to much of a hint - it really hits a sweet spot.

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Photo of ZAP
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L-Slightly hazy godlen color...nice pillowy 1/4 inch white head on top

S-Big time orange creamsicle smell to this...

T-Bready malt oversweet but definitely fruit flavored....doesn't come off as too syrupy or artificial....I get some of that orange creamsicle impression on the taste too and I haven't had an orange creamsickle in 35 years probably...I do like how this comes together flavorwise for what it is...a fruit flavor blonde ale.

F-Light side of medium bodied...

O-Lower ABV beer that borders on light bodied but really loaded with flavor. I don't find it too artificial or sweetened but the mango is definitely not light. I like it for a changeup and will be buying this for a few gatherings this summer.

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Photo of TooGood
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.69/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Savan
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours straw gold with thin lacing of head from a 16oz can, Giving away strong aromas of tropical fruit and a lesser aroma of fresh rain. It taste very crisp like a good blonde ale should, the mango is not overpowering but very complimentary to the malt and hop profile (which is all very balanced). Has a light feel to it not waxy like some ales and still not as watered down as a Bud Light. Over all a well done local beer that is balanced well and different from the Normal. I am sure to try again!

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, pale yellow, and slightly tangerine colour. Smells like light pale malls and light, fruity mango. Tastes like it smells, light overall, light malts, and a refreshing mango flavour. Very crisp overall and perfect for hot days.

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Photo of morimech
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale golden color with a slight haze. A dense finger of head forms and slowly settles to a thin cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of mango. Nice fresh, juicy mango. Not much of anything else. Flavor has a nice somewhat sweet malt base and then the mangos come into their own. Not subtle in the mango but it is really juicy and refreshing. Light body, nice carbonation. I usually am not a fan of fruit added in beers unless it is a sour, but this one I found quite nicely down with great mango flavor.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear yellow with virtually no head with a vigorous pour. What foam does exist is small white bubbles that dissipates immediately. The aroma is sweet mango (as advertised) and not much else. Taste is the same, mouthfeel is bland. Overall not an exciting beer, but one that would serve well as a "lawnmower" beer with a low abv.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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Mango Blonde from Lift Bridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 36 ratings