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Founders Mango Magnifico - Founders Brewing Company

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1,108 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,108
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 57
Gots: 164 | FT: 33
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 07-19-2013)
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Photo of rdilauro
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Very very interesting beer. Poured sort of a very light amber or dirty light beer. Substantial head.
No noticeable aroma or bouquet. It was if I was going to drink nothing.
But thats where it ended.
The beer was FULL and exploding. Lots of ripen fresh fruit filled my mouth with a nice round flavor, sweet but not too sweet, tart, but too tart... The fruit was tropical as one would expect from a mango., but I also detected some other fresh fruit such as apricot or nectarine. Then almost like a volcano erupting and lava pouring, the heat of the habanero came flowing in. Again not hot to the point where some one who can not tolerate hot peppers, but heat in terms of warmth and body.
The finish was fuller than the initial taste, flavorful and warm.
So much going on with this beer, a must to try... This will not be a beer that will appeal to everyone, but while tasting various beers there are always those that please more than others.

This was one of the first beers that actually filled me up going through only half the bomber.


Ok, now its the second time this week to try this beer. I do have to admit that this time, I enjoyed the beer more. I still was not crazy about the upfront fruit. It was a bit too sweet for me, I would have enjoyed something more tart. But the back end with the hot pepper, it made a big difference. It was warming, full and really enjoyable. It still is not a beer that I would have just sitting down. But after a meal? It could have a nice place

rdilauro, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

vrbulldog22, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Magery, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of themind
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well I must say the mango sweetness is up front and the pepper slight burn is in the back. This is a well put together beer and if not for the heavy price tag I would purchase it again. I shared it with 8 people and each one said it was interesting or good but all agreed it's a sipper that no mortal man could consume by themselves due to the pepper burn. This would pair great with spicy food ( obviously) it's a good beer for the innovative style.

Bottom Line: Worth a hard look

themind, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of DMarlinJ
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

DMarlinJ, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of raythealeman
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

raythealeman, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of s1ckboy
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

s1ckboy, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- a light golden color, a small white head appears, but soon fades after pouring.

S- incredibly deceptive, traces of pepper are more reminiscent of spice than heat, the mango seems to overpower the other scents.

T- a slight hint of malt at the tip of the tongue, mango and tropical fruit flavors towards the back of the tongue. The aftertaste is the real kicker in this beer. As the liquid travels down your throat the heat is felt, and with quite a ferocity. The more the beer builds on your pallet, the more the mango is replaced by the flavor of the peppers. By far, the most spicy pepper beer I have had to date.

M- very light, body similar to a light pale ale.

O- This beer is what it claims to be, sweet mangos and spicy peppers. I would have loved to drink more of it, but my mouth couldn't take the heat as long as I had hoped.

Keith_R, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Zach136, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Christov
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Christov, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of DrewLikesBeer
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

DrewLikesBeer, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

calcnerd, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of SPRichard
2.75/5  rDev -24%

SPRichard, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of DeutschesBier
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DeutschesBier, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of xdtfx
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

xdtfx, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of YieldToNothing
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

YieldToNothing, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Light, hazy orange with thin but persistent white head.

Smell: Mostly mango, with some toast notes. There is some heat, but whether from alcohol or habanero, it is hard to tell.

Taste: Initially, there is a blast of mango and other tropical fruits over a sweet bready core. After that, wow. "Brewed with a hint of habanero", my ass. The heat is rather strong, providing some nice counter flavors, but definitely a lot of heat.

Feel: The body is not as full and sticky as I feared from a 10% abv mango ale, but the liquid heat gives off an impression akin to indigestion or heartburn. Obviously, this is not ideal.

Overall: An interesting beer that seems to be inspired by mango salsa. Certainly tasty, but the habanero is a little hard to take.

bsp77, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of scxcrunner
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

scxcrunner, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of DangerDawg
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

DangerDawg, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Alkey
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Alkey, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy apricot gold. Fine bubbled white head has nice retention and ok lace.

S - Passion fruit, mango skin, light wheat, honey.

T - Bold, smooth fruit concentrate profile: passion fruit, lemon, honey, mango, orange. Warm cayenne heat builds pleasantly throughout the drink.

M - Medium full body. Super smooth with a sharp spice note on the backend.

O - Strong, thick fruit flavor with a firm heat to balance out the sweetness.

P - Excellent pairing with sweet & spicy BBQ hot wings.

vfgccp, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of nrbw23
2.75/5  rDev -24%

nrbw23, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Jsher
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Jsher, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of bonez05404
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

bonez05404, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of ahbithwabm
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

ahbithwabm, Aug 24, 2013
Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
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