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Beatitude Mango

May, 2016
Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
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!