Free Will Mango Wheat

Posted: October 18, 2015 in American Pale Wheat Ale, Free Will Brewing Company, Reviews

And we’re back into end of quarter. This tends to be one of the easier end of quarters, although I have my doubts. The company we deliver for announced two new furniture lines that are set to come out in the Fall, so I think that will increase the volume for this quarter. At least it will keep me busy. Onto the beer…

mangowheat

ABV: 4.8%

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A bright and flavorful American Wheat Ale with a bready malt profile and delicious, juicy mango fruit undertones.”

Random: Grilled ripe mango on the barbecue became one of my favorite things this summer.

This beer poured with a one and a half finger white head that dissipated very slowly. It left a lot of spiderweb lacing on the glass. It also left a slight crown on top of the body. The body was a clear, dark yellow color with high carbonation visible. The nose was incredibly fragrant and fruit. It had the most authentic mango scent that I’ve ever had in a beer. Wheat and light orange citrus came through as well. After how great the nose was, the taste was a huge letdown. It did have mango, but it wasn’t nearly as pungent or authentic. It tasted a bit stale. Wheat came through too, and then a bitter, grassy hop bite was present at the end. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation. The finish was quick with old mango. This was $1.42 for the single ($.12 per ounce), which is definitely affordable, but there are so many better options out there. Maybe this would be better on tap?

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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