Mango Wheat
Anchor Brewing Company

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From:
Anchor Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 12.18%
Ratings:
153
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 28, 2021
Added:
Jan 07, 2016
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  45
SCORE
81
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Mango WheatMango Wheat
Notes: We are excited to present our refreshingly unique craft-brew, Anchor’s Mango Wheat™; an ale made with sunripened mangoes. Mangoes (Mangifera indica) are native to southern Asia, but Californians have enjoyed fresh mangoes since the 1850s. In 1857, Wide West reported that the mango “is at once the richest and most delicate of all fruits, and all other fruits are comparatively insipid beside its intensity of taste. There is something in it which is nothing less than voluptuous.” Anchor’s Mango Wheat is a crisply refreshing, effervescent, golden ale that highlights the delectable character of this singular fruit: Brightness without sharpness, fullness of flavor without heaviness, tropical aroma without pungency, and complexity without cacophony.
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3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JayDubTrub from California

Really liked this one, sorry they discontinued was expecting it late summer/fall here in the bay. Solid wheat brew with natural mango that blended really well - not too sweet and most importantly NOT artificial like every other mango brew I've had, had a great aroma. Bring it back!

Oct 28, 2021
 
3.5 by PaleAleWalt from New York on May 24, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2015 vintage; drank 3/28/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through pale orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big white head; strong, frothy lace.

Peach, mango & wheat notes in the nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Dry peach & mango flavors up front; wheat & a faint carbonation bite on the finish.

A nice, fruity session vibe; I'd have another, especially on a hot summer day.

May 10, 2019
 
3.67 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois on Apr 28, 2019
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3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75
by MKV from Belgium

Clear golden color. Decent head. Luscious, heavy mango on the nose. Heavy carbonation but very thin body. Poor mouthfeel. Mango flavor is well enough balanced with wheat notes but both are pretty light. Well balanced bitterness.

Dec 09, 2018
 
3.43 by Dazka from Italy on Nov 11, 2018
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2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by q33jeff from New Jersey

Aroma:
Eggy wheat. Touch of tropical fruit.

Fruity and sweet. Pasty.

Meh.

Oct 05, 2018
 
2.27 by Marvicsin from California on Aug 21, 2018
 
2.55 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan on Aug 19, 2018
 
3.14 by Noooddle from Washington on May 22, 2018
Photo of monkist
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by monkist from Hungary

I am kind of disappointed with this one, actually the first one from Anchor that was sort of a letdown. Not for the quality of course as they are making superb stuff but for this mango thing. I love mangoes but this one is mango "flavored." Claims to be naturally though but its still kimd of cheesy, kind of like candleway, a bit artificial. I would prefer mango in my juice not in my beer - or if in my brew then I'd rather put it in the wort as like Sierra did it with blood oranges, which was cool. Next I will have their Blood Orange Golden Ale, let's see how stoked it can be.

May 17, 2018
 
4.05 by HaoleBoy from California on Mar 06, 2018
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3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Almost clear deep golden color with off-white head. Aroma is mostly grainy and malty with a vague fruity note and some yeast esters. Taste follows on the same note. Very light fruit flavor, generic malt sweetness with a light hop bitterness on the finish. Medium body with medium plus carbonation. It's a very tame beer, I expected a bit more fruit character.

Jan 11, 2018
 
3.67 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Nov 20, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by mynie from Maryland

Pretty pour. Dark golden amber with a medium-sized head.

Mango aroma is intense enough that I can smell it at arm's length. It's very rounded and smooth and organic-seeming. Not much by way of wheat beer complexities but the fruit is nice enough to carry the aroma by itself.

Tastes surprisingly complex, beery, and good. The aforementioned mango nodes fill the beginning of the sip, but they move quickly into bready and yeasty wheat beer flavors and end with some peppery wheatmalt. The mango colors all of the beer, yes, but it does not blot out it's beeriness. And, unlike most (lesser) fruited wheat beers, this one is full bodied and the flavor doesn't drop off at the end. It's a fruited beer that... gasp... is made for people who actually like beer!

I was really surprised to see this on the shelf. Not only is it out of character for Anchor, but its branding breaks radically with their core lineup. Other brewers might have created some kind of fake subsidiary to distribute it. Anchor is proud of their product, though, and they damn well should be. It's excellently brewed.

Nov 03, 2017
 
3.46 by Wontonst from California on Sep 25, 2017
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3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a glossy burnt yellow to soft orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Not much lace.
The aroma had some sweet mango puree' pulling in some sweet wheat and sweet grass.
The flavor was all about the mango and coming across in a semi-sticky manner in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Some cloying effects show their presence along my tongue.
Overall, I like the aroma the best about this. but it needs more balance in the flavor (a little more wheat would help pull down that overly sweet portion). Cloying part doesn't help either.

Sep 24, 2017
 
3.77 by BergBeer from Hawaii on Aug 10, 2017
 
4.13 by RBorsato from Virginia on Aug 09, 2017
 
3.25 by JLaw55 from Missouri on Jul 30, 2017
 
3.66 by GuitarGeek153 from Illinois on Jul 23, 2017
 
3.64 by Griphon from Florida on Jul 21, 2017
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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

12 oz can

Jul 18, 2017
 
3.5 by armock from New York on Jul 15, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Katekaul from Illinois

A great wheat base with a natural tasting mango.

Jul 09, 2017
 
3.5 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Jul 06, 2017
 
3.58 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jun 21, 2017
 
3.43 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania on Jun 15, 2017
 
3.46 by srw from Virginia on Jun 10, 2017
 
4.4 by DocWaters from Illinois on Jun 03, 2017
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4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pat61 from Minnesota

S: Mango and wheat lead the aromas with mango dominant. There are traces of caramel and hop aromas in the background.

L: It's a brassy gold pour with a slight haze, streams of rapidly rising bubble and a 1" white foam cap with moderate retention.

T: Wheat to light biscuit and sweet mango lead the attack followed up by a refreshing bitter finish. The mango is medium to medium high, hop bitterness is medium and wheat is medium to medium flow.

F: It has a medium body and medium high carbonation.

O: This is refreshing beer with an interesting blend of flavors.

May 18, 2017
 
4 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on May 13, 2017
 
4.12 by AmishLightning from Illinois on May 11, 2017
 
3.73 by craigbelly from Iowa on May 07, 2017
 
3.59 by 22Blue from Kansas on Apr 28, 2017
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2.05/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
by theBubba from New York

At $3.99!! a six pack for an Anchor beer, I had to grab this even though my inner self said west coast...be careful. So in effect what could have been a nice fruity weizen turned out to be another hop-centric bitter mess. Drank one and gave the rest away to an unsuspecting beer buddy who may actually be able to drink it. It did pour with a nice golden color and rich head that led me to great expectations. Phooey!

Apr 22, 2017
 
3.75 by colbster92 from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2017
 
3.49 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Apr 09, 2017
 
3.89 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2017
 
3.75 by ovaltine from Indiana on Mar 01, 2017
Mango Wheat from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 153 ratings