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 (3539) - 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 (5396) - 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.
GarrettB (1239) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first Laughing Buddha beer, the Purple Yam Porter, is a hard one to follow-up. Indeed, the Mango Weizen seemed something like an after-thought. The brewers were busy celebrating the creation of their fantastic yam-based drink when a guy from marketing rushes in, frantically waving his arms and sputtering something about “product expansion.” They eventually translate this block of sounds into English, which suggests that maybe they should make more than one beer. So they reluctantly put their industrial garb back on and get back to the tanks, cranking out the spiritless Mango Weizen. It’s a tangerine colored beer, fashionably bald, and yet riddled with bubbles. The aroma is light and sweet, shouting with tangerine and whispering a little mango, lime, graham crackers, and then even more tangerine scents to bracket the package. This, I appreciate. But this volume of flavor falls on deaf ears for the palate, where a thin whine of tangerine races past the palate before disappearing. Not only does this not taste very much like mango (I had one nearby for comparison’s sake) but what flavor exists is hurriedly pushed past the palate into oblivion before my taste buds can say “Huh?” A good attempt, but nowhere near the same level of satisfaction as the purple yam porter.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of banana, wheat, and mango. Flavor of wheat, mango, apple, and caramel.
travita (4435) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is musty, very wheaty, citrus, sort of weird, and malts. The look is slightly muddy, ok white head, and golden in color. The taste is wheat, fruits, and not much else.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a cloudy yellow with a white head. aroma of melon and orange. taste was spice and fruity. very light body and high carbonation.
jkwalking05 (4231) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Cloudy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is of peach, mango, wheat and styrofoam. Taste is of wheat, water, and mango.