Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up whilst in PA at Wegmans. Kinda wish grocery stores in CO rocked the same kind of selection.
A - a bit of light copper and straw with minimal head that only exists immediately after a pour or a sip.
S - the nose is sweet light ale with just a pinch of peppery goodness present. The sugars are noted.
T - the mango notes are all over this, presenting plenty of fruit juice and sugary sweetness. The habanero is not really present on the tongue...ever...but does its work in the back of the throat, lingering and begging for follow up sweet mango sips.
M - the carbonation is substantial while the sweet and spicey blend is honestly well balanced. Both primary flavors come through but are clearly distinguishable. It's hard to say the beer is 'one-note', but beyond the mango/habanero dichotomy, there's noting else there.
O - I'm actually really glad to try this beer. I like fruit beers and I love mangos. I also really like when peppers are used properly. While simple, I don't taste the 10%. I think this is a neat idea-beer that wasn't exemplary but still pulled off nicely.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2013 22:53:52 | More by SkeeterBoganski
More User Reviews:
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
82 out of 100 based on 1,056 ratings.