Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevanb:
1.5/5 rDev -58.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.25
750ml bottle poured into a Founders Brewing Company snifter.
The beer pours a rich apricot color, fairly clear with just a slight haze with a soft, fluffy, white head that has decent retention and leaves a nice amount of soapy lace behind. The aroma is brutal, tons of habenero spice, vegetal onion, earthy bitterness with almost no mango fruit to speak of. There is no sweetness to balance the beer at all, just pure, abusive heat. The taste is no different, punishing heat and vegetal habanero flavor, onions, grassy earthiness that is lightly bitter with no trace of alcohol or mango or even any malt profile to help counter the spice. The mouthfeel is shockingly juicy and coats the mouth very well, which really just scalds with beyond reason by the spice, and it does have a nice creamy feel at the finish and it goes down easily, which I can only suspect is an intended.
Verdict: Harsh, brutal, punishing, unforgiving and just awful. I applaud the idea from Founders, but like many spicy beers, this has no balance, no complexity and no nuances. Easily one of the worst concoctions I've tried to date. I'll just go back to waiting for their Harvest Ale and Breakfast Stout.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2013 02:13:22 | More by kevanb
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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.