Coolship Sour Mango Ale

Coolship Sour Mango Ale by Elgood's Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A collaborative project between Elgood’s Brewer Alan Pateman and our CEO Bob Leggett. Elgood’s Original Sour is a series of 100% spontaneously fermented beers from a most unlikely source: a traditional British Brewery! Elgood & Sons is a family-owned brewing company situated in the heart of ‘Fen’ country in Cambridgeshire, England. It was established in 1795, and is one of the first classic Georgian Breweries to be built outside London. Blended with mango concentrate for a bright, sour and fruity flavor. Deeply complex lambic-like flavors harmonize with tropical notes. Blended with mango concentrate for a bright, sour and fruity flavor. Lingering, mouth-watering acidity fades to a fruit-basket freshness.

Profile

ABV: 
5%
Hops: 
Aged Styrian Golding
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Elgoods Coolship Sour Mango Ale is very straightforward in that it delivers what is on the label.  It is sour, and it has a Mango flavor, and it does these things quite well.  There is not a lot of complexity beyond this, but depth of flavor might not be necessary in this offering.  Though this offering comes from an EU brewery, this brew was evaluated as a 28C Wild Specialty Beer (according to the 2015 BJCP guidelines).

The aroma of this brew delivers a fatty overripe mango, pineapple and honeydew melon character along with an evident sharp tartness.  A somewhat bubble-gum like ester aroma is in the background.   Visually, this moderately-carbonated orange/amber-colored brew is surprisingly clear for the style and has the typical weak and poorly retained head that is typically seen in examples of the soup beer styles.

The flavor delivers an earthy green mango character with moderate tartness.  Flavors are bright and clean without other fermentation flavor complexities.  This comes off as having been fermented by a monoculture of a mild Lactobacillus.  A touch of the bubblegum that appeared in the aroma is also present in the middle and lingers through the finish.  The middle and finish also retain the mango and clean tartness, with the finish being quite dry.  The body is a light medium.

Elgoods Coolship Sour Mango Ale is a clean refreshing take on a sour and could serve well as a Summer thirstquencher.  As such, the lack of complexity could be of benefit.  Cheers and enjoy!!

Elgoods Coolship Sour Mango Ale is very straightforward in that it delivers what is on the label.  It is sour, and it has a Mango flavor, and it does these things quite well.  There is not a lot of complexity beyond this, but depth of flavor might not be necessary in this offering.  Though this offering comes from an EU brewery, this brew was evaluated as a 28C Wild Specialty Beer (according to the 2015 BJCP guidelines).

The aroma of this brew delivers a fatty overripe mango, pineapple and honeydew melon character along with an evident sharp tartness.  A somewhat bubble-gum like ester aroma is in the background.   Visually, this moderately-carbonated orange/amber-colored brew is surprisingly clear for the style and has the typical weak and poorly retained head that is typically seen in examples of the soup beer styles.

The flavor delivers an earthy green mango character with moderate tartness.  Flavors are bright and clean without other fermentation flavor complexities.  This comes off as having been fermented by a monoculture of a mild Lactobacillus.  A touch of the bubblegum that appeared in the aroma is also present in the middle and lingers through the finish.  The middle and finish also retain the mango and clean tartness, with the finish being quite dry.  The body is a light medium.

Elgoods Coolship Sour Mango Ale is a clean refreshing take on a sour and could serve well as a Summer thirstquencher.  As such, the lack of complexity could be of benefit.  Cheers and enjoy!!