Founders Mango Magnifico | Founders Brewing Company

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82
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1,535 Ratings
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Founders Mango MagnificoFounders Mango Magnifico
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 07-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,535
Reviews:
288
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
17.36%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
280
For Trade:
32
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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 -41.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Czequershuus
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
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 AlexFreudenberg
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmd88
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kalosjakar
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
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 +16%
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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Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of npala86
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smi69
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitch3114
2.97/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Too much in my opinion. Overly sweet and mango overpowers this brew. Hard to finish my serving.

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Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mexi_locobarrel
2.15/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Long story short just about the worst beer I've ever ! Had in my life! The end.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaketaz
2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jera1350
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XBeerBellyT
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L: Dark orange. Had a bourbon type of color to it.
S: Candied mango on the nose. Strong liqueur flavor. Can definitely tell it's high ABV. Again, not shy about the mango on the nose.
T: Strong mango on the front. Very sweet, syrupy flavor. Too much for my liking. Destroyed my taste for other beers the rest of the night.
F: Had a thick syrupy feel to the body.

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Photo of Wamba
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,535 ratings.
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