Beatitude Mango

California
United States
Council brewing Beatitude Mango Tart Saison beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

From the Bottle Description: Beatitude is the French word for bliss which is what we float away on whenever we enjoy this specially brewed beer in the Belgian tradition of tart farmhouse ales. The magic happens when our house culture of Brettanomyces, Lactobocillus and Saison yeast throw an out-of-this-world party in our fermenters. Aged on mangoes, this yields a beer with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart mango flavor, a doughy complexity, and takes the word "refreshing" to a whole new level.

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ABV: 
4.5%
IBUs: 
2
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
Styrian Golding
Malts: 
Pilsner, Munich, Flaked Rye
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

The aroma of this beer had bouquets of citrus, hints of mango and bread-like qualities. The appearance was a cloudy straw-like color due to the beer being unfiltered. I personally like the look of unfiltered beers and this one was beautiful. Even with the cloudiness, I could see the bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass to the top like a geyser trying to break through the foamy, rocky head. The initial taste of this beer was wonderful. Straight lactic sourness and tartness with hints again of citrus (predominantly grapefruit and orange) and slight hints of mango. The malt backbone was very light with a slight hint of breadiness. It was crisp, dry and effervescent with some champagne-like qualities that tickled the mouth and finished off with a lip-smacking sourness. This could easily have been a breakfast mimosa (orange juice and champagne), and actually exemplifies the Fruit Lambic style. I can picture this beer being fermented in open fermenters with cobwebs on the ceiling and windows left wide open, letting the microflora circulate within the room. Simply wonderful!

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