Mango Wheat

California
United States
Anchor Beer Mango Wheat
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

We are excited to present our refreshingly unique craft-brew, Anchor's Mango Wheat™; an ale made with sun ripened mangoes. Mangoes (Mangifera indica) are native to southern Asia, but Californians have enjoyed fresh mangoes since the 1850s. In 1857, Wide West reported that the mango "is at once the richest and most delicate of all fruits and all other fruits are comparatively insipid beside its intensity of taste. There is something in it which is nothing less than voluptuous."

Anchor's Mango Wheat is crisply refreshing, effervescent, golden ale that highlights the delectable character of this singular fruit: Brightness without sharpness, fullness of flavor without heaviness, tropical aroma without pungency, and complexity without cacophony. This brew pours marigold yellow, slightly hazy with white wheaty head. The aromas are fruity, ripe mangoes with hints of apricot and peach with a taste slightly sweet from mangoes with a hint of citrus tartness. It has a light and easy drinking mouthfeel and finishes crisp and clean with no lingering sweetness.

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
Hops: 
Cascade, Golding
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Wheat
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A fresh mango juice aroma with a warm herbal character and low hints of Tahitian vanilla are immediately apparent. The beer is a clear light amber color with a fine, creamy, ivory-colored head. The flavor starts out as mango Hawaiian sweet bread with noticeable hop bitterness. The finish is mouthwatering tropical fruit juice with a spritz of sea mist followed by an aftertaste of whipped cream vanilla vodka on a wheat pancake. The mouthfeel has a high level of tongue-prickling carbonation that makes the light, mouth-coating alcohol more noticeable. Overall, the aroma is all mango -- missing out on an anticipated complementary malt presence.  Also, the flavor and mouthfeel show hop bitterness, carbonation and warmth rather than an interplay of malt and mango characters.