GoufCustom (1944) - HONG KONG - APR 16, 2017
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle with twist crown cap bought at Aeon Style in Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom.
Clear dull blonde colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Good sticky lacing with near zero carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of malt, with strong raw mangoes, light perfume, floral, sugar and grass; Medium sweet taste of malt, with rice, light mango, light cardboard, light floral, sugar, biscuits, very light lemon, fair bitter hops and grass; Mid to light body. Slick palate; Mouth feel is good maltyness in a slick and carbo-ish background. Mango taste is lighter than aroma suggested, with notable cardboard and rice. Light floral with pretty strong sweetness, close to cloying, with notable bitter hops and lemon to round. Double hmmm…Hoppiness is floral and grass in nose and taste; Bitterness is fair for an abrupt, mid to light astringent sweet malty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Sweet, ricey light bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one’s Belgian Blonde base isn’t a good match with the already lightweight mango taste, and worse it’s cloying sweet and with obvious ricey adjunct taste. A dud!
Skarecrow (629) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2017
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s Melbourne.
Pale gold with good head.
Quite sweet with mango palate but thin and a bit cloying.
OK for summer drinking.
DavidAust (270) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2017
1.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle into a standard shaker glass. Aroma strongly of mango and perhaps passion-fruit. Smells very similar to a soft drink called Pasito by Kirks here in Australia. Light to pale orange, very transparent, white head. Taste is sweet and with the aroma you definitely get mango and passion-fruit flavours. Light body, and tastes like a soft drink, with a hint (and just a hint) of beer in the background saving this from being a total disaster. As it stands - glad I tried it, but not for me - but much better than the other mango beer I tried (XXXX summer bright larger with mango - yuck).
Maracuja05 (1132) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[backlog] 06-02-15 // bottle at Inverloch beach, Australia. Orange coloured. Nice mango aroma, grainy. Well balanced.
tomgorm (47) - maroubra, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with a thin head, nice fragrant and floral mango nose. Not much bitterness, hard to call a beer in some ways. Seems to be mango flavor over wheat .
theread (58) - Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2016
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From 330 ml bottle at Dan Murphy’s Wagga. Not sure if it genius or not as it smells like mango and has an orange hue with a nice head but as I dislike mango a lot it doesn’t do it for me. If you are a mango fan this would be gold.
ANZUShophunter (408) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Archive, West End. Amber with minimal head. The mango taste is not as strong as I was expecting based on the aroma. Not bad for something different.
ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2016
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can’t believe I overlooked this gem of a beer for so long; courteously left over by guests on Christmas. Aroma is generic essence of mango and little else. Sweet and plump, but rather lacking a second dimension. It settles with an oddly pinkish hue to its translucent orange body. Head is the genius of science in that it shouldn’t survive but does. The carbonation like that of a can of Fanta™. It is rather inoffensive on the palate. I could easily mistake this for a RTD if it weren’t for the proclamations that it is in fact a Belgian Blonde underneath. It is CO2 heavy, gassy in the finish and just oozes gammy, almost goonish vinous fruit notes like a sickly sweet Asti Spumante dominated by artificial mango extracts. It becomes heavy as it warms so any less than chilled is hellish. Lasts a little too long too. I can’t stand mango and dread its annual crop coming into my kitchen. If the tourists are drinking this then they better up the ante to save us the hurt. Could not see this as beer at all!!! (33cL, BB 25/06/16, donated I believe!)
danlo (2999) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s, Hurstville. Pale golden colour, thin white foam head and aroma of fruity artificial mango. Taste is grain, fruity mango flavouring, sweet with hay, cardboard. Thin mouthfeel, light bodied, medium carbonation, dry tangy finish. OK.
hawthorne00 (3848) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Orange with a white head that lasts a while. After the lychee one smelled pretty mcuh like lychees I was surprised when this one smelled more like tinned fruit compote. Kind of a perfumed dough thing too. Sweet with vague tropical and stone fruit - like the syrup from a tin of mixed fruit. some grain, lightly spiced moderate bitterness. The mango aftertaste is a bit more convincing. Not really my sort of thing but OK.