Full Review

Barley Creek Brewing Co.

Barley Creek Brewing Co.
Mango Saison

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.0%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Barley Creek Brewing Co.
Mango Saison

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.0%
Ruby color. Attractive, tropical, herbal aromas and flavors of fresh tropical fruit salad, endive and artichoke salad, and delicate chives and herbs with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish imparting shades of pizza crust with lemon zest, radish and citrus relish, and root vegetables and bitter greens finish. A nice snappy, lightly tropical fruit flavored beer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: fresh tropical fruit salad, endive and artichoke salad, and delicate chives and herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of pizza crust with lemon zest, radish and citrus relish, and root vegetables and bitter greens
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tacos, Turkey Kabobs, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice snappy, lightly tropical fruit flavored beer.

The Producer

Barley Creek Brewing Co.

The Producer
RR 1, Box 185
Tannersville, PA 18372
USA
1 570-629-9399

Fruit Beer

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Fruit beers are ales or lagers to which fruit has been added in order to impart flavor or color. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not only the fruit utilized, but also to when and where fruit was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common fruits used by brewers include cherries, strawberries and blueberries, many examples of fruit beer are readily available including coconut and kiwi to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of fruit and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Belgian Red Wisconsin Cherry Beer, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Ale, Unibroue Quelque Chose and Stevens Point Whole Hog Raspberry Saison.