Mango Hefeweizen by Garage Brewing is a 5.5% ABV Hefeweizen brewed with mango.
Label:We believe in making our fresh craft beer from only the finest ingredients. And guess what? It’s really good. Winning a gold medal at the LA international Beer Competition in 2014 proved it. It’s so delicious, you’ll have to resist drinking it too fast.==Introduction==
Obtained this beer at craftshack.com. By the looks of it, I was really intrigued as I thought how cool the flavors of citrus, banana, clove spice and coriander would play with mango. I definitely had to try this beer and so I got it. In fact this is my first beer from Garage brewing and I really think it will definitely be awesome. It may give me some home brew ideas and see what to expect with this beer. So let’s take a look and see what it offers. Cheers!
Aromas:Good mango aromas, wheat, coriander spice, mild grains, orange, citrus, banana notes, clove spice, pineapple and cane sugar.
Flavors:Coriander spice, wheat, citrus, mango notes, grains, mild yeastness, cheese hints, orange notes, pineapple, cane sugar, lemon peel and funky notes.
Aftertaste:Coriander, citrus, funky notes earthy notes and mild mango. No alcohol in the taste, cloudy and hazy gold body, easy to moderate drinkability and a moderate mouthfeel.
Overall:A less average beer. I don’t know why but this one just didn’t sit right with me. The mango aromas were awesome but the flavors were something else. It wasn’t bad, but maybe mango just doesn’t play well with heffeweizens. Typically, I love heffs and I love mango so it surprised me. I might have to try it again to make sure it wasn’t the bottle but like I said, maybe mango and heffs just don’t work. I’d recommend a try if you are willing. Maybe your palette may like this one.
Anime Corner:Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown was used in this pairing as I wanted to show case some of the colors of the beer but also the use of tropical mango to show case the awesomeness of this German style heff. I think the colors really complemented the beers well even if the beer itself wasn’t what I thought it would be. Great pairing, okay beer.