Mango Magnifico | Founders Brewing Company

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Mango MagnificoMango Magnifico

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 07-19-2013

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Photo of smanson56
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured a beautiful orange golden color. The nose is of sweetness of the mango well hiding the habanero. The taste is well IMO bad to be mild this great sweet mango flavor completely destroyed by the habanero peppers. the mouth feel was smooth except for the burn of the habanero was too much. Over all I was only able to drink about 2oz from the bomber.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of fermentedbarley
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very hazy, dark orange with a thin, white head.
Smells all mango.
A nice mango taste that switches straight to heat on the first taste. As you drink, there is a smoother transition. The heat is pretty substantial that really hits in the throat. No alcohol taste which makes this dangerous at 10%. Very unique. A neat share bottle that was worth the $6 I paid for clearance bomber.

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Photo of BlissJunkie
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of SPRichard
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of MaxPowers
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Founders Mango Magnifico

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into two CBS snifters. Served chilled... Happy to have split this one with my buddy Paul.

A) Golden brew with a slight amber tint. A good finger of foam was generated. This quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S) The mango is refreshing on the scent while this is fairly cold, but at room temp the habanero and alcohol are more prevalent. The aroma is pretty sweet overall...

T) Follows the nose pretty closely, however the habanero pepper is honestly a bit much for me at the finish. I enjoyed the mango component, but the transition to the heat was rough. The 10% ABV was well hidden.

M) Medium to full bodied, with soft carbonation. Sticky, kind of syrupy. I did not appreciate the habanero from a mouthfeel standpoint.

O) I didn't know what to expect with this brew, but I am now of the opinion the mango habanero should be left to the folks at Buffalo Wild Wings. I will give Founders credit for creativity, and being bold with their brewing. Some will no doubt love this offering, but it was just not for me.

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Photo of oso
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of RMelyon
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bendurgin
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip. This pours golden with a thick cap of white head. Looks great!

The aroma has a nice citrus hop aroma with hints of tropical fruit in the background. Mango for sure with some hints of vegetables. The pallet is a touch sweet with citrus in the background. Hot for sure with. It's a nice heat that creeps up on you and doesn't over power. It gives off a nice lingering after burn.

The body is medium with good carbonation. A bit oily on the finish with a nice lingering heat. Overall this one is nice to try. Enjoyable to have but it does get spicy after a few sips. Really glad to have this one.

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Photo of BrewSTL
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of carolinabeerguy
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of ChicagoNick
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of KG710
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of harryhops
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BeastLU
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.23/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Ambitious clusters of bubbles rise through the syrupy, perfectly clear orange body to form a coarse white head that fades to petri dish-circles and a ring. Smell is overly sweet dried fruit mix; mango, peach, pineapple, sawdust. Chemical fruit concentrate is more accurate. The flavor takes a dive even from this lowly loft. The first note is chalk, followed by tasty, if overly sweet, mango jam. The intermediate stage consists of more chalk, a very unpleasant medicinal cough syrup flavor, and faint ethanol. Habanero spice starts the late palate, finishing up with chalk and dirt. Body is sticky and syrupy, fine carbonation.
Getting lit is the only positive to this beer. Yet even 10% seems merely atmospheric when framed by the side effects; chalkiness, bitter medicine, outright alcohol, all barely mitigated by tropical fruit and well-paired heat, all of which was recklessly applied. Sometimes crazy visions turn into masterpieces, sometimes crazy visions turn into ridiculous and horribly flawed disasterpieces.

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Photo of bigleague
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seedyone
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ontap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Great surprise. The spice in the aftertaste was both surprising & surprisingly good. Deceptive at 10%. Don't let the novelty or subtlty decieve. This is worth a try. Hope to cross paths again.

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Photo of webmanspidey
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jtierney89
1.5/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Orange semi hazed color, orange tinged head. Lots of mango on the nose. Touch of pepper on the nose. Lots of sweet mango upfront followed by hot pepper flavor. Finishes with an insane amount of heat which covers the alcohol pretty well but damn is this thing spicy, must be a lot of habenaros in this. The mix of mango and habenaros is nice at first but beyond my first sip, this beer is far too much. Flavors build and build and build and become overwhelming, i like spicy foods, but heat isn't supposed to be this much of a player in a beer. splitting this amongst two people would be tough, only got through a qauter of the bottle before drain pouring. Every sip got worse and worse and as the beer warmed up it just started to taste like mango habanero vodka, overpowering in a bad way. Too sweet and too spicy at the same time. Cloying, and painful. I think people are trying to find the good in this beer because it has founders written on the label but this beers a giant dud and a giant waste of money.

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Photo of Rborre321
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of k47k
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 1,556 ratings