Mango's My Jam
Foundation Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
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3.91 | pDev: 6.39%
Foundation Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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Notes: Mango's My Jam is a kettle-soured ale brewed with lactose and fermented with mango. Take your taste buds on an adventure with this bright and jammy beer.

Pilsner, Pale, Wheat


House British
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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stamped on the bottom of the can reads "04/01/2019."
Decided on a becher pint glass due to the low ABV, though I guess some consider this a sour ale, me I thought this was more of a fruit beer than sour ale or APA.
The appearance was a glossy thin orange color with a thin wisp of a white head, some foam but faint, mostly.
The aroma smelled like mango puree with a light dose of lactose/vanilla/wafer character. Subtle lemon further underneath.
The flavor leaned into a fair sweet to tart twangy mango. One can really tell genuine mango was used in this. Lactose lightened the taste and added some stickiness in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping to sessionable in between sort of quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV seemed appropriate. Nice finish of smooth sweet mango.
Overall, what a fantastic fruit beer well worthy of having again preferably this Summer.

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can - dated 04/01/19 - poured into a small red wine stem at 44F

Pours a light hazy golden hue with a finger of creamy, arctic white foam that recedes rather quickly leaving some spotty lacing behind. Some visible streams of bubbles.

Nose: Lots of wheat and pilsner malt. Very similar base to Zuurzing. A very subtle thread of tartness underneath the grain, and a hint of ripe mango - not a hop note translating as mango, but legitimate mango fruit. Some lactobacillus as well. Pretty tame and simple.

Palate: Total curveball from the nose. Fructose sweetness and lacto tartness greet the palate, evolving into sweet fermented mango. Some peach and tangerine-like notes as well. A touch of lactose shows up, bringing some additional sweetness, and a hint of vanilla, and then just a kiss of vague floral hop notes surface before vanishing, with the tartness overcoming the sweetness again, and the grainy base comes into focus. The tartness leads the way towards the finish, which is crisp, clean, tart, with a slight mineral note to it. Finishes dry and leaves no aftertaste. Very simple, very subdued, clean, and effortless.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is quite airy and crisp. Some residual sugars do indeed give it just a tiny bit of weight, and the addition of lactose certainly lends a creaminess to the feel, coating the tongue after the finish. There is a champagne-like effervescence, and the finish is a little bit drying. Spritzy, lively, and light.

Overall: The thing about kettle sours is that they have a very narrow bandwidth. They aren't meant to be a complex, inspiring, or indulgent sipping experience. They're light, refreshing, drinkable, low alcohol offerings that are just meant to be drunk and enjoyed. If you can get past the fact that it's a one trick pony, and know what you're getting, then I think there's absolutely a time and place for them. One of these at the beach, on a hoy summer day? I'll take a four pack, thank you. It's a clean, simple, slightly sweet, slightly tart, fizzy fruity kettle sour. Will it open your eyes to the wonders of the craft beer world? No, probably not. But it will certainly hit the spot when the time is right. A great option for the girlfriend or wife, who isn't totally into beer, but is more than willing to try and experiment. You know...the keepers.

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Photo of Jshbrown40
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks like an IPA, smells bright and juicy, like mango and some citrus. Tastes mango tart, which is mellowed by the lactose some and finishes nicely. Mouth feel is medium carbonation, as a wheat beer ought to be, even if it reminds me more of a very lightly hopped ipa. This is a great beach/boat beer to crush

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy yellow-orange color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fizzles down to nothing

S: Lots of mango up front along with some lactose sweetness and some acetic twang

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the tartness and mango and then picks up a very light lactose sweetness. Tart and sweet balance nicely. Finishes with lingering mango and tart notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very solid mango kettle sour that is exactly that. Super easy to drink and very refreshing

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Mango's My Jam from Foundation Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 7 ratings