Founders Mango Magnifico | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Mango MagnificoFounders Mango Magnifico
BA SCORE
3.59/5
1,539 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#37,769
Reviews:
290
Ratings:
1,539
pDev:
17.55%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
281
Trade:
32
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,539 |  Reviews: 290
Photo of stella77artois
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

24 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass twice.

A - Pours a clearish red-amber. Nearly no carbonation visible. A small head appeared, which did stick around and left some lacing. Nice looking beer. Pretty.

S - Yum. The malt and hops of ale are noted quickly upfront, but that quickly gives way to a hint of mango, and lot's of habanero. The spice is extremely evident by the aroma. Almost makes you hungry!

T - Interesting. Now the taste of a quality ale is noted upfront. During the swallow is when I noticed the mango, and man, that habanero is strong in the aftertase. Leaves a burning feeling afterwards. You don't just taste the habanero, you feel it. Along with the habanero spice, I do believe some black pepper was added as well. While the taste was very good, there was way too much sugar added. The mango flavor itself was good, but the beer was way too damn sweet. That killed this beer.

F - It's worst quality. The beer is extremely sticky, almost to the point of needing a glass of water along with the beer. I loved the feel of the heat on my tongue and in my throat, but the "sugary" thickness and stickiness kills it.

O - An interesting beer, and a decent beer. Really liked the flavor, but the overt sweetness killed it. Perhaps a fair amount of less sugar, and this beer could be outstanding. The stickiness also kills it. I believe this beer would be better paired with food, but at $13 a bottle at the local store that carries it, I won't be trying that. Overall a decent beer, and if you can get it cheap, try it. Certainly not worth $13 a bottle in my opinion.

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Photo of brewtus
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of BrettD
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Gunboat82
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of kbuzz
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

25.4oz bottle. Pours a semi translucent amber color with a half inch of head. Some lacing. Big whiff of mango along with the habaneros. Bready with hints of tropical fruits. Fruity with the heat in the background. The taste is a big amount of sweet mango followed by the heat of the habaneros. Really fruity and sweet upfront followed by spicy and heat at the end. Almost too sweet. I like the heat at the end but the sicky sweetness of the mango is my main issue. Light mouthfeel. I like chile beers, rauchbiers and other spicy brews but the heat from this one can't offset the overly sweet mango. And much like Frangelic Mountain Brown, its too sweet and has an artificial taste to it. Overall, not what I was hoping this would be. Wish I was splitting this bottle with someone. I won't be buying this again.

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Photo of HarmonMW
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MDDMD
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
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

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Photo of Basshooker
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Thedrizzle
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of vader06
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of baerb69
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Patsnsoxfan
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of dar482
4.56/5  rDev +27%
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.

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Photo of Belgiana72
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jroberts8811
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of brentk56
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
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

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Photo of Imstillthegman
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of EJJ1848
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of atoulouk
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of HRamz3
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of CORKSCREWFISH
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of jwgkicks
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 1,539 ratings
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