Soursmith Mango | Arclight Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arclight Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arclightbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Sour with Mango

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#7,807
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
10
pDev:
5.62%
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of REVZEB
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yet another hit from arclight, but what I am finding is part of their excellence is the beer takes on the intensity and feel of the star fruit. Here is a great example, where the mango, a more gentle fruit, is made into a gentler sour for their portfolio, without sacrificing flavor. Has a yeasty complexion in the feel with an oak sour finish and lingering gentle acidity. Taste is lush mango, with supporting yeast, graham cracker, lemon, guava, light funk, apple and pear, but again mango is clear lead role. Smell is similar, with less complexity but still intense.

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Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2018 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy medium golden/amber color with a 102 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge sour/tart/tangy mango, melon, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, raspberry, strawberry, peach, pear, apricot, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of honey, pepper, leather/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of mangoes, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, bready malt, and wine barrel notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sour/tart/tangy mango, melon, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, raspberry, strawberry, peach, pear, apricot, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of honey, pepper, leather/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit/wine tang, and light yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour mango, melon, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, raspberry, strawberry, peach, pear, apricot, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light pepper/funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of mangoes, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, bready malt, and wine barrel flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance. Fairly crisp finishing. Lightly increasing pucker through the glass, but not overwhelming. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness and tangy fruit. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a smooth, creamy/bready, and acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 9% after the finish. Overall this is an amazing fruit sour/wild ale! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of mangoes, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, bready malt, and wine barrel flavors; smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the ABV, with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Super jammy fruit; with balanced Brett/Bacteria complexity, bready malts, and perfect wine barrel integration. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected. Consistently amazing sours across the board so far.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a lightly hazed orange with a one finger white head. Light amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is unripe mango and a good amount of lacto.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Ripe and unripe mangoes and some funky lacto.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a tasty fruited sour. Nothing complex just juicy mango and funky lacto. Definitely recommend.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours orange with a bone white head that quickly leaves the beer. Nice mango and citrus on the nose. Aroma of heavy lacto and moderate yet balancing acetic notes. Moderate sourness, lots of mango. Not much barnyard funk; this is fairly fruit forward. Hint of yogert / lacto "funk". Its got a crisp, clean, and slightly bigger than semidry mouthfeel about the beer. Great Mango sour, not many of them out there and this one is very well done by Arclight.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a mildly hazy golden orange color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This has a wild funk on the nose- overripe mango skin and cheesy funk mainly, with sour mango juice, acidity, and oak.

That cheesy funk is less apparent in the taste, as you sort of get just a straightforward fruited sour ale in the taste. There's a slight bitterness on the finish, but it's mostly mango character that straddles the balance between sweet and sour. It seems a tad simplistic, but it's definitely tasty.

This is light bodied, crisp, and mostly clean on the finish, with a slightly prickly carbonation.

I would have wanted a little bit more complexity here, but it's still a fun beer to try, nonetheless, as you don't see a ton of mango sours.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schreurb
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergorrilla
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Soursmith Mango from Arclight Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 10 ratings