Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by GRPunk:
3.94/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip
A- 1-1/2 finger, off-white head. ,clean, deep golden body with medium carbonation. The head settles out to a thin, lacy film. Stick is spotty, as much of it falls back into the body (though improved with a second pour).
S- lots of sweet mango (could be peach if I didn't know). Pepper is very light/underlying. Reminds me of mango salsa from Costco. With warmth, the habanero picks up a but. A little bread crust underlying as well.
T- nice mix. Gentle heat up front and through the middle with a sweet finish. Almost a flip from the aroma, much more pepper than mango. Makes for a great flavor through the first sips. Heat picks up as the beer warms, edging just short of overwhelming.
M- medium-full body (pretty viscus/coating). Heat makes for some bite, sweetness gives a pleasant linger.
O- I'm a big fan of peppers in beer when balanced by a sweet element (chocolate, etc). The mango addition does the job here, complimenting the heat. I know there have been some knocks on Ba on this as a "backstage" offering. I enjoy it all the same. On par with the better chili beers I've experienced (New Holland El Mole Ocho, Dogfish Head Theobroma). Probably better as a shared beer. The last glass was a bit long. It begs for Skinny's Fish Tacos (sorry I missed them this year).
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2013 00:00:13 | More by GRPunk
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3.89/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from memory from 4 days ago.
Poured a fairly clear golden copper with a foamy ivory head that dissipates somewhat quickly.
Tropical notes of mango and pineapple were contrasted by sweet and spicy peppery notes.
In flavor, the mango really came to life. It was a pleasant, juicy contrast to the fruity, spicy pepper flavor. The heat was still a bit too much. Malt was somewhat thin, and lacked sweetness to counter.
Got a bottle of this. Think I'll lay it down another couple years. Couldn't drink more than a few ounces, though.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 21:15:45 | More by barczar
Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
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