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Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company

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1,137 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,137
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 62
Gots: 161 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 07-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of dhartogs
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice pale color a little orange tint, medium head.

Not a whole lot aroma going on, a little fruity, but nothing overpowering.

This is a crazy beer, the mango starts out strong and is amazing, then the habanero joins the party. At first Habanero, is that fun guy you remember from college and its a great blend. But after a while you remember why you stopped hanging out with him, he's only good in small doses and begins to dominate the party. Really interesting beer but I recommend sharing this with one or two friends.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of KFBR392
4.39/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours with a beautifully clean slightly orange color. Very low head even on an aggressive pour and no head retention throughout. Average carbonation active while drinking. A very pretty brewski.

Smell: A super soft mango, peach, and orange peel front. There isn't much of the habaneros in the aroma which I found surprising. Slight alcohol presence an the back end. Definitely a bright sweet fruity aroma through and through.

Taste: A mouth watering sugary mango sweetness hits the palate right away. Really wonderfully sweet with a clear distinct mango presence which is very impressive. The fruit starts to dry out a little bit and then the habaneros hit with a mild body. The perfect accents of heat add a ton of depth to this beer. A dry burn deep in the throat is left behind.

Mouthfeel: A stunningly pronounced journey from sweet to hot. I am shocked how well the opposite feelings transition on the palate. Outstanding.

Overall: When I first heard that this was the next Backstage beer, I was intrigued but not overly thrilled. I should have never doubted Founders. This beer is 100% unique and a real treat to drink. I've never been a fan of hot peppers in a beer either but this one is done with masterful craftsmanship. Well done, Founders.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of robhbest
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22 oz. into tulip glass.

Pours a clear amber orange, minimal head, decent lacing.

Smells faintly of mango and habanero.

Taste sweet up front, mangos definately. Finish with a slight burn from habanero.

Full bodied mouthfeel, good carbonation.

I think this beer would be great with mexican dishes, I had no problem finishing this bomber to myself. Not for everyone i'm sure, but I had a great time drinking this one. The burn was there but not too intesnse. Just enough mango to offset.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Beerlover
4.88/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is a surprisingly amazing brew...! I like Founders but do not LOVE them, they have some really solid beers and some that are very very good but they also have some that leave a lot to be desired.
a: had a clean filtered golden color with a half inch dissipating white foamy head
s: mostly mango aromas coming from head with a very faint spiciness but not much. not hops or other aromas really, mainly mango
t: this is sooo perfectly balanced for what it is! The mango is definatly in the forefront of this but not overpowering or sickeningly sweet or syrupy tasting by any means the habanero is in the aftertaste and becomes more apparent as you drink, balanced completely by the mango just as the mango is balance perfectly by the heat....DELISH!!!!
m: I was afraid that the carbonation was going to be higher or too high for my liking on this one but it was not, again very pleasant. The body of the beer also had a softness to it that helped out the overall roundedness.
overall: this is a gem from founders that should not be passed up if found!

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3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with thin and fast disappearing white head, tiny particles. Smell is sweet mango and some of the pepper heat, with other light fruits and chewy caramel. Taste is initially sweet mango, but you have to catch it quick before the rather intense sharp pepper bite comes in. The sharp pepper burn stays with you for about 5 seconds before any other. Then the mango becomes reapparent with some lingering sweetness. As the beer warms, either you get used to the habanero or the heat becomes more subdued.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,137 ratings.