Mongoose | Wells & Young's Ltd

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Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlackHaddock on 09-11-2011

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.08/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 670ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2012. The label describes it as based on an original Indian recipe, and features an image of a mongoose with a cobra.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear golden colour with medium carbonation (which is nicely distributed). Forms a small head of white foam that dissipates after a minute or so. Aroma of light malt with a stewed hop note and hints of overcooked veg.

Tastes of light malt with a crisp bitter finish. Notes of stewed hops and overcooked veg in the background. The bitterness is dry and more pronounced than most lagers of this style. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly - the carbonation is a tad lower than many macros, which is nice. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of faint stewed hops/veg.

A fairly typical mass-produced lager. Average bland flavour, though the texture is quite refreshing. Would probably be an adequate accompaniment for a curry, but nothing special. No need to rush out and grab one.

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2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.33/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This 670ml brown bottle was the first beer in one of my 'random beer tasting evenings' (9th Sep 2011). Brewed using an old Indian recipe according to the labels on the bottle.

Poured into a La Chouffe glass and two stemmed lager tulips: good golden lager looks, the usual snowy white cap that doesn't last topped the beer off.

The smells coming from the brew were of straw, with a few hops thrown in.

The taste had a hop front, a really dry mouthfeel and less carbonisation than most lager/pilsners and I reckon it would accompany a curry very well.

Not bad at all, but yet another addition to the already over-flowing UK Lager scene, they can't all survive!

New bit:
I visited an Indian Curry House in Cambridge (Dec 2011) and found this on-tap: really enjoyed it, felt just right with the hot food quenching my thirst and keeping me cool, had to have two pints though!

Scores would have been higher if I'd reviewed it on-tap first.

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Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of flyingpig
2.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear &pale orange to straw colour. Small head that lasts throughout as a thick lacing.

Sweet smelling pale lager that consists of mainly straw and other adjuncts like vegtables. Not much going on this department really, there is a light hop light aroma.

Corn and various adjuncts making up the bulk of the taste, of which there isn’t to much.Like the nose it is a mildy sweet beer. The finish is however a little bit skunky, although not overly.

A very smooth, light bodied beer that goes easy on the carbonation and has a slightly dry finish to it.

Not a bad tasting lager really, but mainly because the flavour was so weak with this one. It was an okay drink really but not one that I’ll be buying again.

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Mongoose from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 2.87 out of 5 with 6 ratings