Mango Magnifico
Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #236
Ranked #26,490
3.6 | pDev: 17.5%
May 07, 2022
Jul 19, 2013
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Notes: Mango Magnifico is a high-gravity fruit beer brewed with mango and a touch of habaneros to add just the right amount of heat. The delicate flavors imparted by the sweet richness of the mango are punctuated perfectly by the subtle heat of the habaneros, proving that fruit beers do not have to be one-note
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3.92 by edthehead from New York on May 07, 2022
4.35 by chiefz1 from New York on May 13, 2020
3.93 by detroitpat from Michigan on Dec 05, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Clear orange hue.

White head; minimal lace.

Mango fruit nose; hint of heat.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Sweet mango blast up front.

After a few sips, the habanero asserts itself. The heat never gets overbearing, but is always present.

This is an odd beer. Sweet & spicy. Unique & worthy, if not perfect.

May 10, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

Presentation: 22 oz. brown bottle with no dates. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: The one and a half finger head goes away pretty quickly and leaves behind a foam layer and lots of patchy lacing all over the glass. It's a beautiful, bright, crystal clear reddish copper color.

Smell: There's ripe mango, fresh habaneros peppers, malt and that's pretty much it.

Taste: It starts with some fruit at the beginning, mainly mango and papaya and then the spicy habaneros kick in and linger in the aftertaste. There's also some grainy sweetness in there as well.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth, creamy and medium bodied but it feels heavier. The carbonation is medium-low.

Overall: The balance in the taste is well executed but the heavier body, high ABV and strong spiciness in the aftertaste make it hard to enjoy in larger quantities. It's very strong in a lot of areas and there's no delicacy anywhere which is unusual for a fruit beer. It's still enjoyable and different though.

Apr 06, 2019
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Sep 09, 2018
3 by Spaten454 from Texas on Jul 21, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ChicagoJ from Illinois

6/2/18: 2016 750 ML 2016 bottle, multiple pours into nonic glass. Honey golden pour, light white thin lacing. Much sediment in bottle and pour, heavy carbonation. Sweet mango aroma, tart taste, sweet mango offset by pepper, very nice balance. Thin texture, carbonation holds well, ABV provides a nice kick, spicy finish. Very good offering, looking forward to next pour.

Jun 03, 2018
4.6 by sbrodowi from Ohio on May 19, 2018
4.47 by poppopintheattic11 from South Carolina on May 06, 2018
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

2016 Vintage Thick, oily and sweet with mid palate-finishing warmth from the pepper addition. Begs to be paired with food.

Apr 24, 2018
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3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Blackop555 from Michigan

Pours copper with sediment chunks. Foamy, short, white head that lasts a little.

Smells mango, fruity, tropical, caramel and pepper.

Taste sweet mango, fruit, Peach, light bready and grainy. Fading to light pepper and Heat. Finish is sweet with mango and pepper heat linger. Medium body and fizzy lower carbonation.

Apr 17, 2018
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4.62/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Bear1964 from Nebraska

This is a awesome brew from start to finish, it looks great and the aroma 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!

Jan 28, 2018
2.21 by IMZep from Maryland on Jan 20, 2018
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3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

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

Jan 02, 2018
4.08 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Dec 31, 2017
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3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by aclockworkchris from Michigan

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

Dec 30, 2017
3.79 by atlandy from Georgia on Dec 22, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by JuicesFlowing from Kansas

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.

Dec 17, 2017
4.25 by ninaturner from Florida on Dec 16, 2017
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3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
by eppie82 from Illinois

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.

Dec 10, 2017
2.83 by Timc32 from Michigan on Nov 23, 2017
3.78 by cmukid87 from Michigan on Oct 25, 2017
4.1 by arusso13 from Connecticut on Oct 20, 2017
2.35 by metacog42 from Michigan on Oct 06, 2017
3.17 by SimplyJason from Michigan on Jul 11, 2017
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3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Zorro from California

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.

Jul 02, 2017
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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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!

Jun 25, 2017
2.11 by KnappStout from Wisconsin on Jun 23, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Czequershuus from Minnesota

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.

May 12, 2017
3.12 by axf4129 from Indiana on Apr 30, 2017
3.94 by jmd88 from Michigan on Apr 28, 2017
3.63 by kdivers from New Hampshire on Apr 16, 2017
3.48 by kalosjakar from Rhode Island on Apr 11, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ruzzal from Texas

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

Apr 06, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by tprinzing from Texas

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.

Apr 06, 2017
4 by avisong from Virginia on Mar 30, 2017
4.53 by Rammed96 from Maryland on Mar 13, 2017
3.43 by SebastianMandeville from New Jersey on Feb 22, 2017
Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1562 ratings