I’m a big fan of wheat beers and Mango Car Wheat Ale by Golden Road is a recent favorite.
Fresh mango is a fairly reliable flavoring for fruit-based beers and the sweetness it lends to this light, slightly tart beer is no exception.
I admit, however, that I was slightly concerned with regards to the damage that sweetness might be doing to my waistline! We all know that beer is rarely a friend of the calorie-conscious, so I figured all that additional sugary fruit couldn’t be helping any, right?
How Many Calories in Mango Cart Beer?
Update: When I originally wrote this post, I said that “it was indeed a happy surprise when I discovered that your standard 12oz can of Mango Cart Wheat Ale comes in at just 96 net calories!”
That’s around 45% fewer calories in comparison to those found in other competing beers such as Blue Moon, which has around 168 calories per serving. The secret? A relatively low ABV.”
Well, the ABV of Mango Cart Wheat Ale has increased from 3.2% to 4%, bringing it more in line with other wheat beers in terms of both alcoholic and calorific content, at around 150 to 160 calories (sources vary).
So, Mango Cart Wheat Ale may no longer be the waist-watcher’s session beer of choice due to the increased ABV and ensuing calories. It’s still a great beer and I’ll continue to enjoy it along with other beers of a similar style… I’ll just be careful about just how much of it I enjoy in the future.
Mango Cart Nutritional Information
We know this beer has 160 or so calories per 12oz bottle or can, but what about the other vital nutritional information?
Each bottle or can has:
- 3g of sugar
- 20g total carbohydrates
- 2g of protein
- Fat free
So you can see that Golden Road Mango Cart is not a beer for the diet conscious. If calories are the most important to you, try one of the light versions of American adjunct lagers. Here are our top 10 low calories beers.
Golden Road Mango Cart Taste and Origin
Golden Road Brewing named this beer after the iconic fruit cart vendors of Los Angeles. It is described as a light, refreshing wheat ale with lots of fresh mango flavor and a pleasant, slightly tart finish.
It gets a huge 87 points on Beer Advocate with fans of the beer describing it as the ultimate summer beer.
A review from Beer Advocate that’s fairly typical of the positive respondents (and rated it a 4 out of 5) found:
“Pleasantly surprised. Crisp and refreshing with a very nice hit of mango and a low abv. Not a style I’d usually go after but I needed to take a break and try something lighter. It tastes exactly how it is advertised on the can – bright, fun, refreshing.”
Why not grab a six pack of Mango Cart from Golden Road Brewing yourself and give it a try?
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