Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by neophilus:
3.51/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Nice clear light orange color, thin white head from draft.
Very sweet up front on the taste, hints of mango and tropical fruit. Then in the aftertaste, hot dry heat, spicy. Viscous thick body throughout like drinking white motor oil, sticks to the roof of my mouth. Sweetness dominates throughout, only barely saved by the lingering hot chile heat at the end.
Really interesting use of spicy chile heat to hold back a very thick and sweet bodied beer. I like the idea of the Mango playing off the chile heat but could have used more tropical fruit flavor up front, perhaps a strong dose of flavoring hops and more hop bittering to hold back the thick sweet body before the chile comes in to do its job.
I really think they are on to something here and it is not a totally lost cause but that thick sweet body needs to be handled before the chile gets a chance to work its magic. I enjoyed it but had trouble finishing one glass.
Serving type: on-tap
08-24-2013 01:41:44 | More by neophilus
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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
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