Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bombers shared by Trevor at Shenandoah and Peter at the Box lambic tasting. Pours a very cloudy dull yellowish straw gold with a nice lasting medium white head. Aroma is earthy, nutty, vegetal with an unripe mango character- a bit dirty and strange yeastines- some funky phenols and some plastic. Flavor is dull malts, crackery with unripe mango turning a bit dirty and earthy, leather, off burtn toast, doughy earthy wheat and crackers with a stranger herbal and vegetal finish. Meh
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Super cloudy, alright - opaque orange coloured body with a thin white head. Aroma of potent mangoes, hops, coriander seed and a bunch of wheat and yeast. Medium-bodied; Strong fruity flavour up front of mangoes and apricots fades to a potent fake sugar flavour that just reminds you of aspartame and then fading to a sour pungent fruit flavour - very interesting and complex throughout. Overall, pretty complex and shows nice flavours, but some of the flavours are way too off for me. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 25-April-2009 sampled in Reston, Virginia on 10-July-2009.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received 22-oz bomber via trade with 5000. Pours a semi-hazy golden straw colored brew with a decent size white head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, some tropical fruit, mangos, banana esters, a hint of clove and some yeast. Taste is medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of multi-grain golden malt, sweet tropical mangos, banana esters and a hint of yeast. Finish is slightly spritzy, with a short lived mango and banana aftertaste that quickly disappears.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed dark straw color with a moderate white head. Sweet wheat and mango aromas. If this one gets too warm, it really does start smelling like over-ripe mango and nears an over bearing scent. Flavors of sweet fruit, with mango and banana. Some light wheat and hint of cloves. Fairly thick in feel. Finish and linger again are dominated by mild fruit and wheat. Please drink cold.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(2nd Shenandoah Throwdown, 22oz bottle, thanks yobdoog) Medium white head atop cloudy orange body. Aroma is moderately sweet, perfume/mango, light clove. Taste is medium sweet, mango, light clove. Light-medium body, light stickiness, light effervescent/acidic.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
received this one from Scott in the 666 BIF Thanks.
I forgot to pour this into my laughing Buddha glass dam; instead I poured this into one of my Hefe glasses. The bottle produced a finger worth of white head that went away rather quickly and left nothing behind. The color of the brew was the color of Mango juice it was hazy as well with a lot of tiny little bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass.
The aroma of some funky ass shit going on here the old sock comments were right on. There is some fruitiness to it as well but light. I will say the flavor more than makes up for the nose it is really a great fruit brew. The mango is up front in a big way. There is a nice bitter sweet thing going on here and it makes it quit drinkable. It is light and crisp, quite refreshing in the mouth.
I grab another one of these for the summer if it was available local I think it is a great fruit brew. I like to try more from the brewery
Serving type: bottle
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma yeasty with tropical fruit, more tangerine/peach to me than mango, but pretty nice fruit tones, though a bit on the sweet side. Flavor is again yeasty, though more bready and wheaty now, with a generally citrus overtone. A bit lightly-carbonated-juice-like in palate. I still kinda enjoyed it...
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not impressed with this beer. Did not have much mango flavors at all. To me it tasted more like Oragina. Not a beer for me
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (labeled "Trade Route"). Pours a super cloudy orange with a small white head. Kind of looks like grapefruit juice or something. Aroma is very juice-like (citrus fruits) but indescript. Flavor is sweet and still juice-like sort of like watered down OJ, maybe some prunes, tangerine, and mango too. Certainly very fruity with hardly any noticeable malt flavors. Consistency is actually similar to a glass of pulpy OJ with the yeast. This wasn’t as bad as I was expecting...but still not a very good beer.
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, labeled as "Trade Route Mango Weizen" - I bought this one because it sounded interesting, and I was looking for something light and refreshing for this weather - turbid, fizzy pour, with a head that disappears completely shortly after the pour - tangy, wheaty aroma, with notes of hard to identify fruits - light, refreshing and tangy, even a little tart - quite a bit of orange, lemon, and lime - a bit of yeastiness and wheat through the middle - the mango finally comes out in the finish, along with some notes of melon rind - it’s a refreshing beer, and a creative take on a weizen, but as far as the style is concerned, despite its originality, I probably wouldn’t reach for this one again when I want a hefe.