Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
3.61/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a clean bubbly golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of white head which is surprisingly dissipating slowly. usually, the acids in hot peppers eat away at the head from my experience drinking/brewing with them. i'm not getting much in the aroma... to be generic, it smells like a tripel.. sweet bready scents, some honey sweetness. not getting any mango/habanero aroma at all. ok, so the flavor is a bit different, the mango is very subtle - the sweet fruityness is there, but its presence is in the background. there is somewhat of a sweet bready malt flavor mixed in with the fruit, and then all of a sudden your throat starts feeling the habanero. it's spicy, but not as rough as i was expecting (which is a good thing). the aftertaste, well, it reminds me of the hour after the time i tried the seppukku wing sauce at buffalo cantina, where i washed it down with maybe 4 tecates and the burning "bite" was still on my lips.. so yeah, a very bready aftertaste with a spicy bite.
this one is medium body, with moderate amount of carbonation, and well.. you guessed it.. a very spicy mouthfeel.
overall, this was nice to try, and not too much of a hit on the wallet, but i wouldn't seek out another bottle. i really do wish founders would start sending us more than a case per store (the lucky stores that even get it), so we wouldn't go nuts trying to find these bombers.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2013 00:49:56 | More by facundoCNB
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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
82 out of 100 based on 1,059 ratings.