Appearance: Bright, golden orange color with a thick, foamy white head.
Aroma: Powerful scents of sweet passion fruit, juicy mango, and a touch of citrus. Little to no hop aroma.
Taste: Heavy on the malts, with biscuit and toasted bread notes. Flavors of honey, mango and a tropical fruit sweetness lingers on the palette. No recognizable hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy with a medium body.
Overall, this is a great beer if you’re up for something on the sweeter side. It’s exactly what you would assume from the label, a sweet tropical beer with a bready sweetness that resembles that of a doughnut. So in that sense, we think it’s marvelous. Sometimes dessert beers are not at all what you’re expecting, but this one does not disappoint! However, make sure you’re in for a sweet treat or else you may find this beer a little too sweet for your human taste buds.
If you are one of the unlucky few who haven’t heard of or experienced Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, Oregon, you must at the very least visit their website and check out their crazy doughnut creations that an entire line of Rogue’s beers is named after.
For the whole list of Rogue’s Voodoo Doughnut beers, click here.
Interesting fact: This beer was originally supposed to be named the Mango Tango, after Voodoo Doughnut’s Mango Tango Doughnut. However, the citrus flavoring used to make this mango ale wouldn’t allow it, for trademark reasons. You can probably guess who… So instead, Rogue named it Mango Austronaut Ale, as this citrus flavoring was originally created for use in space. Pretty clever…
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