The name reminds me of one of my favorite movie quotes I’d totally use if I was a psychopathic, murderous, clown guy. “You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?” – JokerI haven’t had too many Old Yale brews yet, and I actually picked up this one because I remembered trying it on tap at some watering hole in Maple Ridge last summer. I must have really enjoyed it, because I actually remember drinking it. I honestly drink so many different beers that it has to be pretty remarkable (or awful) to stand out in my hilariously bad memory. I find myself using the search function on my own blog every now and then because remembering my ramblings on one out of over 250 beers just isn’t happening. Cool label too! The little knitted logo is very photo realistic, and there appears to be keys to a song on the side. Too bad I’m just a poor little drummer, as I’d have an easier time translating Chinese braille. I can remember cheat codes from 25 years ago but not my own license plate number.
The pour is an opaque, bright golden straw color, with a finger+ of stark white, turbulent fizz. Has some thin lacing going on.
The smells are fruity and mellow. Mangos, bananas, cantaloupe, tinge of spicy herbals, and a good crunchy grain background.
The tastes are very much the same, without the slight spicy tint. Juicy mangos (WOW), banana, low-key stone fruits, and a nice, sturdy wheat grain base. Wonderfully balanced and equally inviting. This beer has a great, hearty character!
The mouthfeel is airy and fluffy. Has very light body. Flavors seem to come and go very quickly, not a lot of lingering aftertaste. Supremely crushable!
4/5 This is a beer I’d consider much better on tap, but still worth a visit in bomber form. Mango flavor tastes very real and fresh, so if Mango is your jam, get this asap! I’d have another, but it’s not a ‘everyday’ beer to me. Probably a 4.5 on tap.