Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Fair lacing.
S: A very sweet and fruity aroma (the mango), with hints of malt as well.
T: Tasted of mango (a pretty good amount of it), light malt, and a good shot of habanero pepper in the finish. Certainly not your typical flavor. An interesting combo of sweet and hot. It's jarring at first, but grows on you after a while.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a fiery finish, courtesy of the habaneros. Finish is a bit on the harsh side. Medium-bodied.
O: Undoubtedly, this beer will not please everyone (what beer does?), but it's certainly worth a shot if you want to try something different.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2013 17:24:29 | More by avalon07
4.09/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pale tangerine-gold color with good clarity. The head plays small, but lacing is decorative.
Tropical fruitiness with a hoppy kind of flair. I get that this aspect of the nose comes from the mango additions, but it's on the dry-side, like Citra hops would offer. Mostly pale, but a souped-up pale with American malts and dormant yeast. Notes of apricot flesh and hints of canned pineapple come to mind. Some light syrupy notes included.
Medium-sweet mango fruit with notes of apricot and golden raspberry up-front, with a distinguishable citric heat of habanero pepper that begins mid-palate and swells to spicy late. Finishes with a piquant tingle for forever. Hops are inadmissable, but there's some shining bitterness. The heat of habanero pepper is macho, but manageable. Very fruity and flavors of canning syrup are apparent, but the capsaicin spells relief from what would've been a too-sweet beer. Excellent beer.
Drinks surprisingly on the lighter side. Syrupy flavors doesn't translate to a syrupy feel. Carbonation does just enough for you not to want to quit on this beer. Alcohol is prominent, but short of distracting. It's done big, for sure.
I love a good beer with a spice element. Mango flavor is delicious without being nectary or, at all, fake. Habanero saves this one. Magnifique.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2013 15:12:39 | More by thecheapies
3.98/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Mango Magnifico (10% ABV) - on tap at Founders Brewing Co.
Clear amber with a decent head and lacing.
The light and fruity aroma does not prepare one for the powerful taste and somewhat hot feel, although it does remind me of a fruity liqueur. Starts very sweet but this diminishes. A huge mango note dominates mid-taste, eventually fading to the tropical fruit + bread aftertaste. Notable heat from the chilis seem to exaggerate the harshness from the high ABV. With the chili peppers, the ABV feels even higher than 10%. Nonetheless, there's a nice smoothness underneath.
O: interesting, enjoyable and not challenging, although if you are very sensitive to chili peppers burn you may disagree. I suspect it would improve with aging.
Serving type: on-tap
08-20-2013 23:35:59 | More by chinchill
3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Actually had this beer on consecutive nights, first in a bomber bottle, then on tap. To my surprise it was much more enjoyable from the bottle. Out of the bottle it had a near mango color( a little darker). Nice two finger head that dissipated fairly quickly. A lot of mango on the nose. Initial taste was strong with mango fruit and sweetness that finished with a significant habanero burn. Medium body that was overall very enjoyable, normally I would not enjoy a beer this sweet, but the pepper burn balances it out nicely.
On tap this beer is a very different animal. Appearance is pretty much the same, there is no mango on the nose. Initial taste is very sweet, yet with no mango flavor and there is no burn on the end. It still balances enough for me to enjoy it much more than most beers this sweet. Ok on tap, much better from a bottle.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 05:04:42 | More by Fattmatt73
Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
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