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Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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1,059 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,059
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 17.45%
Wants: 51
Gots: 164 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 07-19-2013)
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The latest Backstage Series beer that I have yet to review...and sadly my least favorite of the bunch. Poured Mango Magnifico into a balloon glass and gave it a hard pour to coax a finger's worth of cream-colored head that quickly dies to nothing but a thin layer on top. The color is an orange-gold color, with brilliant clarity that shows minimal carbonation rising in the middle. It does not appear to lace well either.

Allowing this to warm up considerably, since when it was out of the fridge, it seemed to have no aroma. At about 45 degrees, there is a very subtle fruitiness to the aroma. It doesn't quite jump out at me, and it certainly is not a highly artificial mango aroma. A little tropical fruit aroma (mango, banana) and not much else.

There are only two dimensions to this beer: mango and habanero. Up front is a mildly sweet, indistinct mango flavor, which then quickly fades and is taken over by a hot finish. Not much of an aftertaste. It is interesting that this beer attempts to balance the sweet, mango/malt flavor with heat, and I think it certainly succeeds in that. It is worth mentioning that the beer is considerably hot in comparison to what else is out there (maybe on par with Ghost Face Killah?) but it is certainly not unbearable heat, even my my low standards. It's medium to full bodied, and has a smooth texture. The heat lasts well after the swallow.

As I said before, this isn't my favorite in the Backstage Series. It is experimental, and I think that is one of the purposes of this "series" of beers, and so in that sense the succeed in what they are trying to accomplish. It's unique to blend a tropical fruit with a hot pepper in a big beer, but I think this could have been accomplished in a better way, especially if they chose to amp up the malt profile. Also, I'm not sure the mango flavor came out so well. I respect the effort nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 00:02:04 | More by MusicaleMike
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Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,059 ratings.