Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
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:
3.95/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- pours a clear and golden color with a small fizzy white head that retains shortly, eventually leaving a few patches floating on top, no lace but alcohol legs sticking around the glass
S- fresh sweet mango up front with notes of melon, ripe strawberry, formal notes. A slight burning sensation on the nostrils after a strong inhale, lingers of sweet malt at the end
T- sweet but subtle mango flavors mix with strawberry and a floral sweetness. Wow, this has a big heat kick! It immediately kicks in mid-palate and stays long into the finish and linger. The pepper flavor itself is barely detectable, but the heat is definitely there
M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a big pepper burn on the palate that lingers long after. ABV is hidden well behind the heat of the pepper
O- one of the hottest pepper beers that I've tried, it paired nicely with cheese. Only downside is that the heat overpowers the sweetness of the mango somewhat. Food pairings, particularly dairy, work well with this one
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 20:46:26 | More by Treyliff
3.8/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in 8/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of mango, peach, pear, apple, honey, bread, light pepper, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of mango, malt sweetness, and light pepper notes; with solid strength. Taste of big mango, peach, pear, apple, habanero pepper, honey, bread, and herbal earthiness. Good amount of habanero pepper spice/heat on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, peach, pear, apple, habanero pepper spice, honey, bread, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance of mango/malt sweetness and habanero pepper spice flavors; with no cloying sweetness or pepper spice after the finish; but a good amount of heat does linger. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a moderately slick, smooth, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good spiced fruit beer. Good balance of mango, sweet malt, and habanero pepper flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2014 02:41:50 | More by superspak
Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
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