What type of beer is Lervig No Worries Mango?
Lervig No Worries Mango is an IPA but it also has that addition of mango which pushes it into the fruit beer category too.
IPAs are India pale ales. They are hoppy and when alcoholic, stronger than a pale ale or a lager. As they are from the ale family, they use an ale yeast and are top fermented.
Fruit beers have the addition of one or more fruits with the aim of flavouring the beer significantly with them. They are usually citrus or tropical fruits as the acid goes well with the bitterness and a lot of hops have citrus and tropical flavours.
Ive reviewed all of the Lervig No Worries range and the bit i get annoyed about is if you have a fruit in the name of the beer and on the can art, you really want to have some of it in the beer itself and listed in the ingredients.
Lervig No Worries Mango includes…
- Natural flavours
How can you not have mango listed in the ingredients for a mango flavoured beer? I don’t get it. What is the natural flavour and which natural flavour is a better fit than actual mango?!
The Lervig No Worries series has two different nutrition profiles. Some have significantly more carbs and sugar than the others for no discernible reason. Which will the Mango be?
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Alas, this is the high carbs and sugar version. 5.8g/100ml of sugar is a lot and they will be pulling off a minor miracle to make this not taste too sweet.
To read more about what isotonic is and how it affects beers, you can read about that here
The standard Lervig can art has their star figure breaking through the earth and encountering plenty of mangos.
The beer itself looks much like the others from the range. A pale, dirty yellow. I would have liked to see them a slightly different colour depending on the flavours.
I had complained that the Lervig No Worries Lemon didn’t smell lemony enough. Well there can be no complaints here.
There is an overpowering nose of mango as soon as you go near it. It smells a bit sickly sweet so hopefully it doesn’t taste like that.
From the smell, I was thinking I will just get bowled over immediately by a strong taste of mango but it is much more subtle than that.
Sure, there is mango but it starts off at a medium intensity and never gets going past that.
After a second or so the hops take over and you can feel it trying to get you to a bitter hops finish but the sugar doesn’t let it and the end is a bit unsatisfactory because of it.
This could have been a pretty decent beer like the Lervig No Worries Pineapple, however, the added sugar and carbs and just pushed it over the edge for me.
It goes without saying that the body and mouthfeel are adequate after the carbs and sugar they’ve included.
This was very nearly a good beer but the sugar content has started to ruin it for me. You still get a nice mango flavour for your troubles if you do buy it.
6/10 – If they could sort out the carbs and sugar I could rank this much higher I think but as is, it doesn’t quite work as wanted.
Find out where this beer ranks compared to all the beers i have reviewed on my updated “Best Non Alcoholic Beers” page
Where to buy?
You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer
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Is Lervig No Worries Mango gluten free?
No, all the beers in the Lervig No Worries range are not gluten free
I have an entire article on non alcoholic beers and gluten if you want more information.
Is Lervig No Worries Mango vegan?
No, Lervig No Worries Mango is not vegan friendly and none of the other No Worries beers are either.
For more on vegan beers see my article on the matter. Why beers may or may not be and how to check.
If they could sort out the carbs and sugar I could rank this much higher I think but as is, it doesn’t quite work as wanted.