Mango Lassi
Crane Brewing Company

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Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #446
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,760
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 6.77%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
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Crane Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
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Notes: We teamed up with Mike's Wine and Spirits to bring you a special sour inspired by a beverage enjoyed around the world - the Mango Lassi. We've added vanilla, a touch of lactose to add sweetness along with mango to complement our tangy berliner-style sour.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, purchased at Lukas' - ironically. Though Jeremy at Mike's (who did the artwork) is a real fine guy to talk to. Humble too - he never even mentioned this beer even though we talked about Crane.
Bomb! snifter.

Pours a bright golden hue with slight haze, and a big fluffy white head of 2 fingers that recedes gradually to absolutely nothing. Like a magic trick.

Aroma is hard water, mineral deposits, some mango, slight cracker, and a bit of general sweetness.

Flavor brings face-puckering sour intensity, with general ripe golden fruit (I wouldn't be able to pick out the Mango if it wasn't on the can); slight honey sweetness, slight lactose sweetness, crackery malt, green pixie sticks, and then on the finish it all culminates and syngerizes into a big sweet & sour candy bomb.

Feel is carbonated and biting, very acidic, and very hard. It leaves no real finish to speak of. No alcohol heat.

Overall, a bit too heavy on the sour and maybe a touch too heavy on the sweet. Reminds me a bit of sweet and sour sauce but with mango - and if you made it into a hard candy. Flavor is not lacking here - it's just not the right kind of flavors for me unfortunately. If they could do with their other sours what they have managed to pull off with Tea Weiss, I'd be more on board with their sour program.

Price paid : $2.29 / can
Would buy again : no

Jul 19, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tart fruit ale? Yes. Berliner? No. Smells like a mango popsicle with vanilla crashing hard. Taste is slightly tart mango candy, with supporting vanilla, orange and peach. Not really a lassi, but I don't hate it. Body is very thin, refreshingly tart, and bright. Fine but forgettable

May 18, 2020
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had to revise my review. So this is a second take. My oh my what a wonderful take. This first time, maybe it needed to sit a minute. This time is hit the spot, maybe it was the weather.. I doubt it.
This is just a solid offering from my backyard brewers offering sublime belgian influenced heartland takes on classic recipes.

Looks good and smells good. A stoic presentation on this interesting style. tropical fruity, fizzy, a little yeasty. effervescent in presentation. Tastes like a summer dream, has me hoping for summertime when the livin’s easy. tart with a mellow mango, even papaya finish. Love.

Feels like a slurpee if you get it right at its peak from an ice cold cooler. A summertime sipper to be sure.

Terrific offering, will be getting more to store for the warmer months ahead

Cheers

Mar 12, 2020
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly translucent gold with a few strands of bubbles rising to the surface. Transparency drops to a murky orange when the final ounces are poured into the glass. Head is a finger of white foam that does not retain long. Aroma is vanilla, stone, cellar, lactose, vanilla bean and a small prick of lactic sour. Very mild and light. Flavor profile is stone, dark fruits, vanilla, orange rind, vanilla bean and a touch of lactose. Lactose smoothes out the back end to curtail the lightly tart start, forming a splendid balance that leans ever so slightly sugary. Mouth feel is nearing still with just a little bit of effervescence at on the onset. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, balanced, light, and refreshing, this is a nuanced, minimal beer.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 375mL bottle.

Apr 17, 2019
Mango Lassi from Crane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 11 ratings