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Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company

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1,128 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,128
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 60
Gots: 164 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 07-19-2013)
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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of robhbest
3.8/5  rDev +5%
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
4.9/5  rDev +35.4%
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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3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
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%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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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%

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3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Eye: Clear and dark gold in color. Pours 1/2 inch head, white in color which dissipates fairly quickly. Looks like lacing could use some work. Overall not a bad looking beer. I'm guessing that it could be the acidity or maybe the oils from the habanero that kill the head quickly.

Nose: Mango fruitiness all the way. No aroma of peppers or heat. No noticeable beer aroma.

Tongue: Mango right upfront and heat that coats the mouth and sticks around for quite a long time. Sweetness from the mango is balanced out nicely by the hops which are there, though they aren't really detectable in the flavor of the beer. Alchol is hidden very well. This beer is sweet and hot but isn't cloying, heat helps to balance it out as well. Slight bitterness in the end, on the sides of the tongue. Light in body with moderate sparkling carboantion that helps to cleanse the palte. Finish is dry and hot, like a desert.

Drinkability: This is one that I'd love to have again, but too bad it's limited and a one off. This is a very well done fruit beer. If you see this grab it, it is worth a try.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of MWolverines66
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap in Arlington VA. Poured a nice golden color, not much head on the beer. Aroma of mango with a hint of spice. On the first sip I get a clean crisp taste of bango and then a smash of chili peppers. Wow, didn't see that coming, probably shoulda read some reviews before trying this one. The heat is very different than other beers I've had (Mex Cake) in that it's much stronger and unexpected, especially when you're hit with the fruity taste at first.

Overall a decent beer, something I would probably not buy again since I'm not much of a spicy beer person but I'm impressed that Founders was able to put this together

Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,128 ratings.