Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by krustster:
3.5/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Brilliant reddish gold color, good quality head but with low retention. Still, it looks very nice.
Smells totally disgusting, to be honest. Boozy, sickening malt liquor. Like a can of Camo with a hint of hot peppers. Just a little mango, but overall quite gross. My expectations are very low right now.
The taste is much better. Not great, but there's some mango, with a lot of habanero spice. Alcohol heat is very very strong considering "only" 10% ABV. I can see why some people hate this, but I'm finding it pretty enjoyable. The fruit taste is a little overly sweet, but I do like how it balances out the heat, and it's pretty clearly identifiable as mango. It really reminds me of the mango-habanero wing sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings. Nowhere near as nasty as I was led to believe.
Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, high carbonation that lends itself well to the pepper heat. Not great, but very well suited to the taste.
In all, I can see why so many people despise this drink. I'm sure it isn't on shelves anymore, but if you, like me, are in the right state of mind and are expecting something hot and sweet without a lot of nuance (like a salsa or something) then you will be pleased. I can't score it too high, but I don't feel like it was a failure by any means, other than the horrible smell.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 03:27:24 | More by krustster
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
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