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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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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%

Photo of becktone
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
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: a deeper yellow, on the verge of orange. slight haze. a finger of an off-white head. that leaves behind a strong lacing

Smell: pure and sweet mangos. some slight pepper

Taste: starts off with some nice mango flavor very sweet and true. peppers come in at the end of the sip. very hot peppers

Mouthfeel: not an overly heavy beer. alcohol hides in the spiciness. leaves a nice little burn in the back of your throat

Overall: great fruit beer. blows away cerise and rubaeus. unlike those two this isn't a one dimensional fruit beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Justin_Neff
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours bright, light orange body. Fully translucent. Big, pillowy, beige head builds up and fully laces the glass. Great, thick layer rests on top of the brew for a solid length of time. This one is a beauty.

S: The smell is a let down after the beautiful appearance. Smells like a plain ol' cream ale. Faint hints of peppers. A bit of fruit, but also very faint.

T: Holy surprise! Tons of mango upfront, which was very masked in the nose. The habanero quickly rushes up on the palate almost immediately after the mango fades and the warming heat stays all the way into the stomach. A bit of boozy warmth lingering in the finish.

M: Medium body. Low - Moderate carbonation. A bit oily and creamy. Boozy.

O: It's not overly complex, but its done really well. Once again, Founders delivers. My only advice is to find a buddy to share this massive habanero bomb!

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4.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 Ml poured into a snifter

A- Pours a very clear light orange/golden color with a nice foamy white head. Nice retention and some alcohol legs.

S- Not really a strong and in your face type of nose on this beer. A subtle mango in the back end. Some peaches as well. A slight cinnamon or pepper possibly. Sweeter then I imagined it would smell. Smells somewhat like a mango pie would smell like.

T- WOW. A big spiciness on the first sip, nothing like I have ever really tasted. A hot pepper spiciness. Almost mouth watering hot spiciness. This beer is the equivalent of sweet and spicy hot wings. Beneath all of the spiciness is a rich mango flavor. A ripe mango with more of peach feel and flavor to it. A sweet and spicy(very) brew. Fruity and lively. A plain malt backbone extenuates and helps focus on the mango.

M- A full bodied beer yet easy drinking. Alcohol is well hidden and this beer goes down very smooth. The spiciness in this beer makes you want to go for another sip. Beware of this dangerous brew.

O- One of the worlds best breweries going outside the box to try something different had me worried at first especially with a few of their backstage series being laskluster. It totally paid off, this is a one of kind beer that is both delicious and exciting. This beer has the novelty factor of Pumking or something along those lines with quality in check, it will probably be a love/hate type of brew. I should warn that this beer is VERY spicy for a beer, people who do not enjoy spicy foods beware because this will numb your mouth with deliciousness. Well done Founders on reminding us that we can make up our own rules while brewing.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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