Weyerbacher – Nineteen


Weyerbacher – Nineteen

A sour/wild/pale wheat ale brewed with mango.



Nineteen (Wheat Ale Brewed With Mango)

Brewery: Weyerbacher Brewing
Beer Style: Wheat Ale with Mango (Sour/Wild Ale)
ABV: 10%
IBUs: n/a
Size: 12 oz. bottle


Sours, my newest love.  These beers are usually tart, made so with some kind of fruit. In this case, it is mango’s something I wouldn’t normally associate with beer, but it works.  A gorgeous pale orange color, with a pale white head.  I get some fruit and tart/sour notes in the nose of this beer.  It also has some “Belgian” smell to it slightly, a heavy pale-malt smell to it.

Wow, really wow.  This beer is really good.  I had to look up the ABV because it wasn’t on the bottle.  10%.  Are you kidding me, this beer drinks like it could be 4-6%.  Which is dangerous.  Lots of tart fruit, nothing that specifically points to mango, but still a really well-balanced tart fruit flavor.  Not overwhelming like some sours can be, but man this is easy to drink.

I was hoping to get a bit more mango flavor, but like I said, I was getting a lot of a tart fruit flavor. So, I can’t be that disappointed.  A really well balanced and easy to drink sour.  Honestly, a really good entry-level beer for people to get into this unique style.  It doesn’t abuse your tongue like some do.


Brewed to the classic “Weyerbacher anniversary requirement” of a strength of 10% ABV or more, Nineteen fits the mold and brings a new dimension to the anniversary pedigree: tartness! Two brews were made: a high-ABV mango-infused wheat beer and a tart blending beer, both using pale and wheat malts and a blend of Belgian yeasts. The final blended beer features both tropical sweetness, as well as the tart citrusy character of a spontaneously fermented beer. Nineteen should cellar quite well. Cheers!

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