Paleta de Mango
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #147
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,851
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 20.27%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
40
From:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: Palate pleasing-juicy and tropical-flavors of ripe mango, fresh lime and Mexican Pequin chiles.

!Saludios!
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Kingcruz09 from Texas

1.12/5  rDev -70.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Paleta de mango pretty sure these guys don’t know what it taste like got a 6 pack and damn that tasted nasty no mango at all not even a smell of it I was like damn I should have just got a Budweiser and added some red pepper.

Jan 16, 2021
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brewerburgundy from California

3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, wine glass, and I can't quite tell how their date stamping works.

Yellow, almost mango colored beer with a fizzy and quickly dissipating whitish head. Slight chill haze.

Lots of juicy, ripe mango aroma, a pithy and bitter note reminiscent of wit beer, and some serious wheat.

There's mango flavor immediately, but it's muted like an underripe fruit, and faint vegetal and smoky pepper flavor. My comparison to Wit continues, with a citrus pith bitterness overlaying a lot of wheat and grain. The finish is lightly fruity and features some light chili heat that lingers.

Light bodied with prickly but immediately vanishing carbonation.

The mango aroma is good, the flavor is ok, and you definitely know you're drinking beer, not a hard seltzer or beer alternative. It is relatively bitter, so I'd opt for an IPA if I'm looking for fruity and bitter. In the end it just doesn't tie together for me.

Apr 05, 2020
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Dr_C from Colorado

3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On the nose, this was wonderfully strong notes of mango with a hint of citrus lime.

Flavor was thin by comparison and lacking in fruit up front. Making up for this were the chili notes on the back end which let this one finish with a unique heat. If the mango were stronger it would be amazing.

Feel was light but not crisp leaving it unfortunately thin. Again, more fruit would have helped.

Overall, the aroma intices, the front end disappoints, and the back end is wonderfully warm and unique with chili heat.

Oct 26, 2019
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate dark yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering a little more than 80% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet overripe tropical mango with a light aroma of lime citrus and a hint of slightly spicy chiles over the top of light aromas of wheat + pale + bready malts with minimal amounts of grainy sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of wheat + pale + bready + cereal grain malts with minimal amounts of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of tart lime citrus and moderate flavors of sweet overripe tropical mango. Finally there is a light flavor of slightly spicy chiles. No perceptible hop presence and no bitterness. Light lingering spicy tartness in the finish.


M: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Lightly crisp with a hint of acidic prickliness.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol but just not that compelling to want me to have it again. Somehow this beer feels a little one-dimensional and is lacking a little something, maybe a slightly more flavorful base beer???

Mar 09, 2019
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Scratch1156 from Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -73.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I bought a 6 pk and took 3 drinks out of 1 and poured the rest out because I could not stand the horrible taste. No hint of mango what so ever, and tasted like someone had spilled the whole container of chili power into it. Later that night I had extremely painful stomach craps. Sent a message to the company and all they would say was "Sorry you had a bad experience but there is nothing we can do." So crap product and crap costumer service. I have asked all stores in my town to stop carrying their products.

Mar 05, 2019
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flagmantho from Washington

3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: slightly murky yellow hue with a moderate carbonation and a fair number of floaties. Head is minimal, just a thin layer of white foam. For a Kölsch, maybe not so brilliant, but for a random fruit beer it's not too bad.

Smell: I'm just gonna keep reviewing this as a fruit beer and not a Kölsch, because it's way more appropriate to do so. Aroma is super mango-ey and sweet, with just a hint of malt underneath. I quite like it, though it's a little one-dimensional.

Taste: mango and malt; there's a suggestion of tartness at the end here that kind of works. Overall, though, it's got something in it that is reminiscent of Blue Moon; I think it's the lime component? Whatever the case, the resemblance is just a little too much for me to really love this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. It's not as flat in texture as the lack of head would suggest.

Overall: not the worst beer in the world, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have another.

Jan 11, 2019
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OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Pours a transparent straw color with minimal head and no lacing. Nose is mango and wheat. Taste is wheat and sweet mango with a nice tap of chile on the back end. Medium carbonation and medium-light body with a clean finish.
It fits the name well and is a nice spring/summer sipper. A bit light and fruity compared to the style, but very refreshing and drinkable.

Nov 11, 2018
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depechemode1983 from Texas

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a pale gold color. The head is thin and white with little retention. No lacing at all.

The nose is mostly just sweet mango juice. Not really getting lime but if I dig deep enough I can pick up faint chile.

Not nearly as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe. Slightly tart slightly sour mango upfront. Then you're hit with chile spice that lingers to the end. Stays in the back of the throat for a while.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with easy carbonation. Feels soft and goes down smooth.

Oct 21, 2018
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snaotheus from Washington

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2018-09-17
12oz can served in a tulip. Given to me by a Texan friend at work. I don't see a date on the can, although on the bottom it helpfully says, "Open from other end. You're welcome."

Pours a mostly clear light yellow with a small head and little carbonation. It looks colloidal. Globs and stringers in suspension. Smell is mango, maybe with a faint hint of yeast and peppers. Nice, fresh mango.

Taste is mango, with a subtle but noticeable pepper flavor. Fruity.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Overall, this is a good beer -- it would be better listed as a fruit/vegetable beer or even a chile beer, though.

Sep 18, 2018
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jdloycec from South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A beautiful hazy golden pour with a quickly disappearing head.

Strong smell of fresh mango with a hint of citrus, very clean and pleasant.

Very crisp with a prevalent mango fruitiness that is not sweet balanced by what is almost a key lime flavor and a mild spiciness that builds as you drink it. Not hot, but warm...

Very light and refreshing feel that goes well with the Texas sun.

I will definitely have another!

Aug 24, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of sweet mango and hints of chile heat. Nice spicy heat up front with sweet mango and caramel.

Jun 12, 2018
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden in color with a head that disappeared quickly. Nose is sweet like mango as was the taste, but the taste had the lime kick behind it. Expected(WANTED) to feel some heat, but didn't at all. Good beer.

Jun 08, 2018
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JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 25 ounce mug.

The beer is hazy and the color of a typical wheat beer or Hefeweizen with a white head that leaves a thick film and light random spots of lacing. Sweet tropical mango dominates the aroma with hints of chile powder and light lime peel on the back end. Mango dominates the taste immediately and it takes a few seconds for the heat from the chile to kick in but once it does it’s a moderately spicy beer with lingering heat throughout. Like the aroma, the lime comes out a little bit in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit hot on the throat. Overall, I think this is a great beer with perfect balance between chile heat and mango sweetness and the ABV is low enough that this beer can be very sessionable.

Mar 24, 2018
Paleta de Mango from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 40 ratings