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Judge's Review: 88 Rating - Mango Lime Pilsner by Uinta Brewing

September, 2018
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
5 / 6
36 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Mango Lime Pilsner by Uinta Brewing is a fairly refreshing pilsner with added fruit character. This beer is evaluated as 29a Fruit Beer.

In the glass, the beer is a hazy straw color with a persistent and frothy white head. The aroma presents with a distinct mix of mango and lime, unsurprisingly, but then fades into a low herbal hop note and just a suggestion of malt. Overall the fruit dominates the aroma. It's quite clean and fresh with a slight hint of sulfur.

Upon tasting the beer, it does, in fact, have the presence of beer, not just fruit. There is light and bready malt with a faint vanilla undertone, giving a perception of sweetness. This is followed by moderate bitterness and very prominent mango. The lime is kind of hidden here. Very refreshing. The body is medium and a bit fuller than expected with a medium-high carbonation. Overall, this is a really nice fruit beer that is mango-forward. I believe it could use more complexity from the fruit, as it is a bit one-dimensional. It also is lacking pilsner character overall and more of a fruity beer. All in all, tasty beer that could be a bit more dry.