Founders Mango Magnifico | Founders Brewing Company

1,533 Ratings
Read the review
Founders Mango MagnificoFounders Mango Magnifico

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,533 |  Reviews: 287
Photo of HarmonMW
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

A-golden orange color with a decent off-white head and some lacing

S-malt, mango, hint of pepper, caramel

T-caramel malt, mango, moderate sweetness with a nice habanero bite at the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and spicy

O-interesting flavor combination and actually works pretty well

 313 characters

Photo of Basshooker
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Thedrizzle
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of vader06
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of baerb69
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Patsnsoxfan
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of dar482
4.56/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a honey orange gold color.

The aroma is a punch of sweet, powdered sugar sweet dried mango. It's just that concentration of mango aroma, with a bit of melon, and then some hints of chili in the end. It's not spicy on the nose, but the essence of spicy is in there.

The flavor follows with that concentrated dried mango fruitiness in the front along with some juicy tropical fruits, then a bit of sweet caramel malt comes along, then there's a punch of chili spice that hints the middle to the back of the throat. A few ounces in, it starts hitting and sticking to the back of the throat, but in a good way. The spice is pretty big and surprising on this one.

There's a medium body on this, along with wheat in the flavor and body. The alcohol is hidden well.

This really a fun beer and one of the best fruit beers I've had.

 845 characters

Photo of Belgiana72
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of jroberts8811
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of brentk56
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color capped by a meringue-like magnifico head; great retention leaving shards and a cloudscape of lace

Smell: Mango and other tropical fruit aromas with capsicin tingling the nasal passages

Taste: Sweet mango juice and shortbread malt with the habaneros bringing the heat, in the middle; delivers much the same through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; tingles the tongue with the heat

Overall: Perhaps a little less heat, a little more body and a more interesting hop bill would all make this beer so much better; still, I liked it more than most around here and think somebody can tweak this recipe to make a great beer

 686 characters

Photo of Imstillthegman
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of EJJ1848
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of atoulouk
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of HRamz3
2/5  rDev -44.9%

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jwgkicks
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Rathakem
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BMMillsy
2.29/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bottle from an awesome trader. Thanks man! Pours a light orange, clear, with one finger white head. Aroma is stale mangos, wheaty smelling malt, bit of a lagery smell. Flavor is improved over aroma. Fresh mango up front with serious heat as it hits the throat. Again with a hint of lagery tasting yeast, a bit dirty. Low carbonation but with a prickle, and a slow sipper. Glad to try this but not a huge fan. Too much spice. This is kinda gross. *Sad face*, but it is what it is. I have enjoyed all of the other Backstage editions and happy to see Founders try new things.

 572 characters

Photo of andrewinski1
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip. The color is golden melon. There is a small off-white head.

The aroma is wonderful. This smells like sweet juicy mango with hints of melon.

The taste is hot! The habanaro adds some nice heat here. I'm honestly unsure about my first impression. There is sweet mango flavored malt to start out. The heat isn't too intense but lasts through the finish. This isn't overly complex; very unique.

This is full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. This makes for a nice sipper. The strength and intense flavor make small quantities ideal. Not for everyone, but well made and worth a try.

 598 characters

Photo of Bendurgin
3.81/5  rDev +5%
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.

 616 characters

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass the beer was gold in color with a small white head. There was no lace.

The aroma was tropical fruit and pepper.

Taste of mango and melon. Very peppery and hot.

Sweet and hot.

This was a nice gimmick, but ultimately did not work. Way too sweet and way too hot. Not a combination that worked.

 310 characters

Photo of TheConnMan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,533 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.