Besides a snappy beer pun - and who doesn’t like those – Mango Unchained has little in common with Tarantino’s 2012 classic. Where the auteur found bloodlust, violence and dark humour, the WA collaborators find a fruity sweetness and sociability, although both have a mischievous undercurrent – the beer is propelled by a creeping 6.3 percent ABV.
Clancy’s team members joined In8 head brewer Joel Nash for the brew day of a beer that later had no less than 30kg of fresh mango cheeks from northwest Western Australia added during secondary fermentation. As a result, this collaboration begins with mango and estery yeast aromas that lead to a very approachable beer with a slightly drier finish. While the fresh mango addition has filled out the beer, it remains balanced against the classic saison base, something that aids drinkability greatly.