Founders Mango Magnifico | Founders Brewing Company

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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:
1,538
Reviews:
290
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
17.36%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
280
For Trade:
32
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of TheConnMan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Duff27
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Zimm
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cfaulman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of neckbracesub
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of incubuscience
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of lunarbrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of crbnfbr
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Humulus85
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Mangos and habaneros; couldn't resist. From the 750 ml bottle into my tasting snifter.

Pours a clear honey gold, with a nice two finger off white head. Really solid retention and lacing for the ABV.

Wheat, mango puree, and chile in that order. Not much hop or malt presence. Wonder what grain bill this was? Definitely more wheat then barley.

Tons of mango, very juicy, almost like the syrup from a can of mangos. Chile hits you in the back end and has a nice linger.

Here is where things go bad for me. This is very syrupy and cloying, yet thin with little carbonation. I've had 12+ ABV stouts, barley wines, and Belgians way more drinkable than this.

Overall I think this was a bit of a fail. They may have tried to make this too big a beer for it's own good. The mango and habanero is a great combination, but the base beer seems to be lacking. The sticky sweet aftertaste is what kills it for me. The mango flavor is great and not artificial tasting, the chiles give just enough tingle, but still just don't really like it. If founders is going to keep up these $15 dollar once offs, they're going to need to step up their game. Glad I tried it, but can't fully recommend it. Cheers!

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Photo of Sparty55
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of TurboBrew
3.04/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On Tap @ Founders Grand Rapids, MI 9/1/13

A: Light orange with nice lacing and a half finger head

S: mango and tropical fruit..

T: Amazing at first, fruits, grapefruit, orange, citrus, MANGO! Then it goes into a sharp habanero pepper bite and burns my throat, ruining the entire experience and drinkability of this one.. eeek. TOO MUCH pepper/spice... A deal breaker for me. Didnt think the bite/tingle would be this strong.. and I like spicy foods .. just not this spicy beer.

M: Nice full light carbonated mouthfeel, fruity and mango, slight tingle on the pallet from the pepper.

O: Drove an hour out of my way home from shorts brew area/up north vacation to try this one, was kind of disappointed. Founders makes good beers... just this was an OK beer with an off putting aftertaste and burns when you drink it.

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Photo of Wukk
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ncketchum
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served chilled in a Tyranena pint glass

A - pours a clear amber with medium carbonation, fluffy white head

S - aroma is biscuit, mild piny hops, then the mango comes through as an undertone. A hint of peppery burn noted in the very end

T - a tiny amount of sweet mango then the palate gets hit hard with the spice of habanero. Not much else, habanero kind of overpowers

M - medium to full bodied, not much carbonation, burn of peppers and/or alcohol lingers for some time

O - I'm usually a huge founders fan, but this one definitely doesn't do it for me. This was what i would expect to get if I put some Tabasco into a Bud light lime-a-Rita. hopefully something good happens to this with a year on it for my second bottle.

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Photo of jwat
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of -NESTO-
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Stevedore
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle opened up by Shaun at our tasting. Poured into an unlabeled snifter 8/31/2013.

Pours a clear, light straw coloured body, almost ephemeral. It's a lighter coloured body than even pale ales, almost on the level of an AAL. Not much head, no lacing, nothing else to make it interesting.

Smells awesome. Basically smells like mango juice with a small bit of hot spiciness on the end.

However, tasting it does make me agree that this is mango juice with alcohol and peppers added. It's a very sweet, fruity mango flavour up front, and that fades completely when the straight up pepper spiciness comes out. It's a flavour, not the spicy burn which is interesting but really doesn't do it for me.

The mouthfeel is thin, watery and not even all that well carbonated. You'd think that a thin bodied beer with this much flavour in it would be more drinkable, but I find this to be a sipper because the flavours are just too intense and in some ways, kind of clash with each other. Sweet and spicy. I just didn't really get it.

I have to give props to Founders for trying stuff like this. I've never even conceived of a fruit beer that is this spicy. It's worth them brewing it, but this beer really just isn't for me. I couldn't even think about finishing even a quarter of a 75cl bottle. Still, it was worth trying at least once.

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Photo of injuredreserve
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy medium orange color, with a nearly white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma shines with plenty mango, but you can definitely get the habanero to tickle your nostrils. Initially on the taste, the habanero kicks, leaving a fairly potent burn down your throat, but, the mango is quite present giving it plenty fruity sweetness, making the pepper more manageable. Body had some creaminess, medium carbonation, and some fullness to it. Overall, an interesting beer. Wouldn't have thought of mangos and habaneros, and it worked fairly well. Enough fruitiness and pepper to balance each other out. Could be hard to drink a whole bottle though, this one was split.

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Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,538 ratings.
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