Mango Magnifico | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 07-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,268
Reviews:
295
Ratings:
1,551
pDev:
17.55%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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Ratings: 1,551 |  Reviews: 295
Photo of Bear1964
4.62/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a awesome brew from start to finish, it looks great and the aroma follows...rich and full. The taste was out of this World freaky fruity and sporting spicy hot ass notes in the aftertaste area...damn this is a total brew for the style....enjoy it...sorry I waited so long to try it!

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Photo of IMZep
2.21/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 2016 version on discount, no bottling date.

Poured into a chalice: color is murky copper, head is off white with mainly fine bubbles, presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a thin top.

Smell is sweet, hint of mango, big honey and light chocolate like flavor, maybe some peppery heat.

Taste is sweet, with mango, honey, odd chocolate like flavor and then some habanero like pepperiness. Some thickness to this beer, but the flavors seem more muddled then anticipated.

Mouthfeel is moderate and spicy.

Overall an interesting beer that has a completely different flavor than i anticipated. there is some chocolate like character which could be due to the extended age of this selection

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aclockworkchris
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jolly Racnhers and sugar mixed with spicyness. Very weird. Looks like I know why it was half off. Honestly the first bad beer I’ve had from Founders

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Photo of atlandy
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Look: Opaque burnt copper body with flecks of pulp floating around. The head is light cream colored and relaxes to a light film and collar, no lacing.

Aroma: Pure mango flesh, mango fruitiness, pure tropical mango everywhere with a sweet caramel backing. If you inhale deep enough, your nostrils may get a bit of habanero heat.

Taste: Mango flavored hard candy with a very sweet candy finish as well. Habanero pepper is present in the hot finish as well as a really malty wood barrel note.

Mouthfeel: For 10% ABV it is fairly light, the beer is extremely hot going down, peppery heat is evident.

Overall: The mango does come off tasting candy-like, but the habanero is hot and for 10% ABV this beer goes down easier than say, a big stout. I like it a lot but I can see how it is a niche beer.

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Photo of ninaturner
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eppie82
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From bottle (2016).

Pours hazy amber with normal bit of foam upon aggressive pour. The aroma still had loads of mango and sweetness. Surprised at how much mango was still there. Taste also had a good bit of mango sweetness, but there wasn't much else to it. And the back end/aftertaste of each sip really was not pleasant. I had hoped that some time would subdue the pepper and alcohol burn, but they were still very much present. Beer became undrinkable after it had warmed.

Was an interesting beer to try, but I will not be drinking this again.

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Photo of Timc32
2.83/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cmukid87
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arusso13
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metacog42
2.35/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimplyJason
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zorro
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Chill hazed orange amber colored ale with a small off-white colored head.

Smells very fruity smells a lot like tutti fruity candy. Habanero is detected as a faint itching in the nose. Doesn't smells like mango though, just fruity.

Starts out sweet with a fruity pepper taste. Warming in the chest but hard to tell if it is the habanero or the considerable alcohol content. Tastes of fruit and pepper, if you have had dried mango with Chile powder on it you know what this tastes like. This gets hotter as you drink it, but the heat is felt in the chest and not the mouth.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall this is a good Chile beer but a weird beer in itself. If you want a Mexican candy flavored beer this is the one you are looking for.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap as of this date at Vermont Tap House, Williston, VT. Anyways, well, here’s the rest. Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a glossy burnt orange to red color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head that quickly dissipated. Lacing seemed fairly messy and all over the place. The smell started off with the sweet mango, some light grapefruit and then some the habanero. Damn, that’s light. I don’t mind that for me, not sure what others think. The taste was mainly the same with the habanero spice really sliding in underneath. Slight sweet mango aftertaste. Dry finish. On the palate, this one leans towards a medium body, almost a tad light, but good sessionability with the habeneros leaning back and not spicing things up too much. Carbonation feels good. Overall, as a fruit beer (mango, that is), I’d say it works and with Founders adding in that subtle habanero to spice things up just a tad, hey, well, all I have to say, why not, try for yourself!

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Photo of KnappStout
2.11/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Czequershuus
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am reviewing this one with a little age on it - under a year, but not by much. The beer pours a slightly cloudy neon orange with a minimal head. The aroma is dominated by fresh and preserved mango, as well as some peach hard candy. The flavor is sweet, but definitely not cloying, with loads of mango, as well as hints of stone fruit, apricot, nectarine, and peach, and then on the swallow the pepper heat comes through, perfectly cutting thropugh the sticky mango finish. The mouthfeel is rich, not quite full, but quite sticky. Overall this is a damn fine beer - I know it got a lot of negative press when first released, but I must say I am digging this - glad I found it a 20% off.

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Photo of axf4129
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmd88
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kalosjakar
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I bought on clearance expecting a train wreck after KOS and Project Pam. Very good, unique, spicy and well done.

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Photo of tprinzing
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really like this one! Both the smell and the taste are pretty substantial mango. The habanero is just a hint as described. The taste really reminds me of my favorite salsa which is Mikey V's Sweet Ghost Pepper Sauce, made in Georgetown TX.

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Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 1,551 ratings