Beatitude Mango Tart Saison
Council Brewing Company

Beatitude Mango Tart SaisonBeatitude Mango Tart Saison
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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
3.97 | pDev: 11.08%
Council Brewing Company
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Beatitude Mango Tart SaisonBeatitude Mango Tart Saison
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour. 1 finger of fizzy white head falls fast. No significant lacing.

S: Tart and acidic. Lemon citrus.

T.F: Tart bordering on a pucker. Lemon citrus and a bit of funk. Mango in the background but far from dominant. Unripened summer fruit and brett. Light bodied and well carbonated.

O: More of a tart/sour wild ale than a true saison. Refreshing and drinkable... but somewhat simple and acidic. The mango was a bit lacking. Not my favorite in the Beatitude series.

Jan 31, 2020
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GarrettB from Colorado

3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

September 19th, 2015 - As of the writing of this review, Council Brewing is no more, which is a pity because I liked their Beatitude series. This one had an off taste, but even with its off taste its a tasty brew. Bright and yellow like mango flesh, it also smells like a mango and lightened with a bit of pear. I also detect some popcorn butter which I know is a no-bo, but works nicely here. There's also flowers on the nose, and a tangy and bright overall aroma. Same with the flavor, though there's a touch more spiciness here, and more of that popcorn butter.

Aug 15, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap. Overall I was surprised by the lack of flavor but perhaps that's not surprising given the low abv. It was also a touch too sweet. I expected better given the brewery's reputation.

Feb 06, 2019
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Screw you to the punk teenagers that stole this out of my cooler last summer. Hope you learned your lesson. Anyways, does retrieving the spoils of war taste better? Let's dig deeper.

Pours a cloudy orange-ish appearance, little thin 1/3" white head disappears pretty fast. Nice tropical fruit/mango aroma with lactic clean sour.

Taste is more like a wild ale than a saison. Still enjoyable, but this is kind of the quintessential new saison that is just a wild ale. Nothing dry about it. While enjoyable and refreshing, its pretty simple kind of lactic wild ale. Substantial citric acid like acidity throughout, almost de garde levels of stomach burning acid. I like it, somewhat affordable.

Mar 01, 2017
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Jacob_Hargis from California

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle- This beer pours a cloudy, opaque, fizzy, "Orangina" like appearance into the glass. No head, sediment floating about.

On the nose: sour, funky, fermenty, and heavy on the tropic/mango aroma. Extremely similar to a Kombucha smell.

Tastes of tartness, puckering sweet, tangy, and slightly sour and lacto from the brett. Carbed and bubbly, as stated above tastes like a kombucha. Definitely get a little biscuit and more spicy yeast in the mix.

Mouthfeel is reminiscent of champagne, light and bubbles on the tongue with a dry-ish finish. It felt a bit heavier though, full--not as light as I thought it would have been.

Overall, characters of sour mango, saison spice, forming a unique take on a sour + saison. This fusion beer is what excites me about the future and progression of brewing. Although a traditional sour or saison is almost always more appealing it was fun to try a unique beer that I can talk about to others. The age on the mango fruit definitely brought the fermentation process ahead of its game. super funky. I enjoyed the mango-ness. Cheers!

Feb 28, 2017
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Nugganooch from California

3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

4oz snifter glass from the flight
On tap at the brewery – 10.09.15

Looks like cloudy lemonade for real. The body is a soft fluorescent yellow hue with a hazy distorted look. No real bubble show as it lacks any head or froth to it. The base beer is again heavy on the lacto tartness in both the flavor and aroma. Fairly acidic and sharp. I get mango yogurt and light lemon peel with a mild grainy malt presence. The mango is a bit lost and somewhat artificial or candy like here. It does provide a nice sweetness to counter the puckering tartness. Light bodied and somewhat dry in the finish but overall a bit watered down with a very tart and acidic twang. This was okay in my book but not something I would order regularly. If you are looking for a tart bomb than the Beatitude is for you.

Jan 10, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada

3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle - more fruited-up sour Saison from this San Diego brewery to make its way north, much in the manner of my mom, oh so many years ago.

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium golden yellow colour (apparently sans floaties, unlike its raspberry brethren), with one finger of weakly puffy, barely foamy, and mostly fizzy off-white head, which leaves zip in the way of lingering lace as it quickly blows off.

It smells of sour milky notes, salty white crackers, musty and grainy wheaten malt, dry mango esters (so, kind of the opposite of those exotic smoothies one finds at yer typical heritage fest), and maybe a hint of weak earthy and leafy green hops. The taste is sharply sour stone fruit - mango, I guess, abetted by yer typical lemon and underripe white grapefruit rind acerbities - battened-down wheaty malt, a touch of indistinct earthy funk, and some plain weedy, leafy, and herbal green hop bitterness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-taunting frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and not particularly smooth, but the offset is hardly egregious, if ya know whut I mean, yeah? It finishes trending dry, sure, but unfortunately bereft of the purported inherent fruit, which has gone off to vacation in warmer climes, it would seem.

Overall, a pleasant, if not exactly mango-oriented fruity sour ale, with the fruitiness taking a hard back seat to the lactic and malty notes herein. No biggie, as the resulting effect is one of an easy to put back Saison, whose yeastiness has perhaps a few weird-ass friends sleeping over.

Jun 30, 2016
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super solid fruited beer. It drinks a lot more tart than I expected. I enjoyed it a lot, but there was not a ton of fruit. I had this on tap at the brewery so I expected a lot more fruit, but it was still great nonetheless.

Mar 09, 2016
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thepenguin from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed 1/11/16

L: Pours a very hazy bright yellow with a quickly receding head and thick sediment. Looks almost incandescent when the glass is picked up, like yellow Gatorade.

S: Tart and a bit salty, reminiscent of a gose. Light and clean with a bit of wheat and bright tropical fruit notes.

T: Tart and clean with some mango. Puckering and light, with a fairly long, very sour and very dry finish.

F: Extremely light and drying, with lively carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad session sour, though I certainly liked the Mosaic dry-hopped version better and I would have liked to see some more mango notes.

Feb 16, 2016
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment sink to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is slightly sour with grain, mango, mango juice, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour mango, grain, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite tasty, but there is a slightly better sour mango presence in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Oct 15, 2015
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Brandon_beer from California

4.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Upfront #mango in both aroma and taste. It was unreal how the flavors were jumping out, #saison characteristics are faint. High carbonation, no head or lacing.

Sep 22, 2015
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This light saison makes drinking fun. It's a cloudy beer with the color of mango juice sitting in the glass. The aroma has a touch of mango and a spicy peppery note. The beer is somewhat tart, cut by the note of mango, leaving a fine first impression of Council Brewing to my palate.

Sep 15, 2015
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Phil-Fresh from California

3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Lots of mango aroma upfront, followed by an odd spice note on the finish.

A: Bright yellow, totally opaque – no head retention whatsoever. Reminds me of juice, more than a beer.

F: Bright mango flavor upfront, followed by huge lacto note, with some sort of odd spice-like finish.

M: Light bodied with moderately high carbonation. The lacto is pretty prominent.

O: I really wanted to like this beer, because I love mangoes. Aside from not really tasting anything like a saison, this beer suffered from some odd spice notes in both the aroma and taste. Being that the beer lacked any type of head and was totally opaque it reminded me more a juice than a beer in appearance. Cool idea, but needs much work on refining the concept.

Sep 11, 2015
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notchucknorris from California

4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Missed this one somehow the first time around. Not sure how the first batch was, but this one was unreal. So much juicy mango flavor jumping out of the glass and it really translates well into the flavor of the beer without just tasting like mango juice. I didn't think any of these could top the first batch of Pineapple or the Three Berry, but this is damn close.

Jun 29, 2015
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HopHead84 from California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Opaque yellow orange with a fast fading white head. The nose is unadulterated sour mango. There is a ridiculous amount of fruit with some earth, bandaid,
and lactic character. The flavor tastes as the aroma suggested: maximum mango. Notes of earth and lemon are evident.There's a nice biting citric acidity and a firm sourness to accompany the light sweetness of the fruit. Overall, this is extremely delicious and fruit dominant. Reminiscent of a sour mango jolly rancher, if such a thing exists.

Sep 03, 2014
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 129 ratings