At­wa­ter Whango

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Fruit Ale -

ABV: 4.9% | IBUS: 14 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“Amer­i­can-style wheat beers are sim­i­lar in malt bill to their Ger­man weizen cousins, but ex­hibit much less yeast char­ac­ter­is­tic. These may be fil­tered or un­fil­tered and ex­hibit low to medium hops bit­ter­ness and aroma.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Some light fruit in the back­ground—mango, if you say so. Fairly sub­tle. Swee­t­art-like tart­ness that re­minds me of mango skin. Some cracker and lightly toasted aro­mas sup­port from the base beer. Very light herbal hops. Maybe a hint of vanilla. Flo­ral qual­ity.” Fla­vor: “Light bod­ied, slightly sweet, clean base beer with just the right amount of mango. The es­ters from the fruit are well-bal­anced with the beer, and the mango it­self is per­fectly ripe. Medium bready malt. Some low hops bit­ter­ness, low acid­ity, and very dry.” Over­all: “An easy-drink­ing sum­mer beer with sub­tle fruit char­ac­ter. The light fruiti­ness al­most seems as if it could be from yeast. Over­all, the beer is very clean, re­fresh­ing, and drink­able with the added ben­e­fit of some trop­i­cal fruit fla­vors.”

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