Cheeky Monkey have added to their Pastry Sour series with a dense, strikingly sweet and sour offering that features mango and raspberry.
Clearly brewed with an intensive volume of mango, and presumably raspberries too, it's an extremely thick pour – pretty much the exact same texture as mango juice concentrate. Mango colour, flavour and aroma emanate on pouring, with sweet vanilla and a touch of citrusy hop character also present. Raspberry is not as prominent, but a tart berry character resides within the mostly-mango profile.
Sweet and sour contrast is the key here, meaning there's surprising refreshment on top of that thick base beer. The Cheeky Monkey brewers know their way around a hype-inducing, densely-flavoured crafty offering, and this pastry sour is just such a beer.
- Pastry Sour