St. John Tropical Mango Ale

The second brew of the night and the first one of the fruit beer six-pack (AKA the stuff my sister likes). So, in the last post, I went a little bit into my bottling day. Today went incredibly smoothly. That was for a few reasons. First, I used the vinator that I got for Christmas. Wow…it really makes cleaning the bottles so simply. It is an awesome gadget that saved me a huge amount of time. The other thing was that I knew what I was doing this time and developed a system. Since I had the bottling stuff out anyway, doing two batches (or 4+ cases) was pretty simple. I am a little tired now…time to open the brew.

ABV: 4.5%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: This is the flagship beer of the brewery.

Random: I really haven’t seen all that many mango beers around, which is odd because mangos seem to find their way into everything these days.

This brew poured with a thick one finger white head that took awhile to dissipated. When it finally did, it left no real lacing on the pint glass. The body was a slightly cloudy orange color with a huge amount of visible carbonation. The nose was all mango. It completely dominated anything else that may have been there. The mango that was there was actually quite nice. It didn’t smell like artificial mango. The taste of a lot of mango, but not quite as nice as the nose. There was no bitterness to speak of. It almost tasted like alcoholic mango seltzer. The body was relatively light with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick with obvious fruity notes. This was a very one-dimension brew that was okay, but nothing I’d rush to grab again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0