Founders Mango Magnifico | Founders Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by Jason on 07-19-2013

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Ratings: 1,535 |  Reviews: 288
Photo of stickydankhop
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really sweet. does not taste like beer what so ever. I was worried the Pepper would be too much, but Founders has done a wonderful job keeping the pepper in the background just enough. My wife thought it was wonderful.

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Photo of LarryMyers
4.59/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

L: Pours a light to medium golden orange color... clear, and with 2 fingers of white head that fall rapidly. No lacing.

S: Tropical fruits and mango.

T/F: Sweet up front with loads of sticky mango... almost tastes like a mango candy. No other flavors apparent... no hop presence, and a medium heat at the finish from the peppers. Carbonated... syrupy and sticky. Warming from the somewhat needlessy high ABV.

O: I guess it is what it says it is... syrupy sweet mango candy with hot peppers at the finish. Not a favorite, and not one I'm likely to revisit but was worth a sampling. If you love mango or pepper beers you'll undoubtedly enjoy this one. Definitely one to share... it took me quite awhile to get through a bomber.

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Photo of kwakwhore
2.64/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Artificial fruit scents, reminiscent of children's chewable vitamins, cloyingly sweet flavor interrupted by heat from the peppers. Not a fan of this at all. I've had and liked beers with peppers in them, but this is not one of them.

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Photo of OhioSmallCraft
1.51/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Photo of bluehende
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CoryR
3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color with a slight orange/amber color, thin bubbly head that fades quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell has a fairly fruity aroma, definitely picking up the mangoes.

Taste is quite the surprise that catches you off balance, huge sweetness hits right off the bat with a fruity mango flavor at the forefront, quite syrupy and cloying sweet, another surprise hits you in the aftertaste with the habanero heat that heats up your tongue and throat with a different type of burn than a beer of this strength typically does, medium carbonation levels, finishes on the sweet heat end.

This is a very divisive beer, I'm not really digging the huge sweetness or the habanero heat but that doesn't mean it isn't well crafted in some aspects.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccg
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours with a fizzy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Legs look thin, no real lacing to see. The beer itself is an translucent, light orange color. I'm not really sure how to judge it, because this a unique beer for me. It looks a bit thin.
The smell is dominated by tropical fruit, but I'm not sure I could have pegged it as mango specifically. It smells juicy and interesting but also a bit artificially sweet.
The taste is so much better than the smell. It's sweet, fruity, and juicy. It could become cloying, but then that pepper comes in and bites the tongue. It's definitely different, but I think it mostly works for the first glass of it. However, more than one glass of it could be a chore.
It feels rather syrupy, but the lingering heat from the peppers makes it interesting.
Overall: At first, I was mildly surprised to see so many negative reviews, but I can see how this beer could be polarizing. It loads up on juicy, fruity sweetness and borderline artificial candy-flavor mango. The habanero heat helps to balance it, but some sourness would have cut nicely through the sweetness.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.06/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Clear amber with a large, beige, car wash foam head.

Sweet fruity aroma of mango, nearing artificial, with apple cider and bubblegum.

Taste is sickly sweet. Cough syrup. Mango candy, with some weak heat on the back end, which is fine as I'm afraid anything more might actually make this worse, and I like spicy things. There is a hint of Kelloggs Eggo in the finish, which doesn't do it any favors.

Feel is slick, and syrupy, without any carbonation to speak of, like a short pour cocktail overly dosed with simple syrup. Mango Magnifico is not drinkable, at all. Between two people, we poured 3/4 of this into a cake batter for shits and giggles, and that was after we thought we had drank a lot of it. Seriously, wtf were they thinking?! This is a disgrace to the otherwise stellar Backstage label.

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Photo of Furbato
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soupyman10
2.41/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Thumpthump
2.24/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of mpgrif2
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bartleby91
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Mango Magnifico pours a mucus yellow with no head. Nice fresh and natural mango aromas. The taste has a some noticeable mango flavors mixed in with a burn from the peppers. Feels a little flat. Overall, the mango and hot peppers do not mingle very well.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mntlover
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a thumb sized off white head, not much lace. Some nice peppering of floating black heads adding to the haziness.

Aroma is very fruity mango defiantly dominating, with some malt sweetness. Pretty close to a mango Snapple really. Some light spice also noted underneath it all. Since its a fruit beer guess its good because it sure is fruity.

Taste is like the aroma big fruity and malt sweetness up front. Finish is peppery spice and a mildly warm habanero kick.

Mouthfeel is medium with fairly mellow carbonation levels.

Overall guess its OK. Picked this up not really knowing what it was. Would say its true to style. Saying that I would say its not something I would pick again, just not my cup of tea. Maybe a but load of hops would help.

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Photo of beerrat
2.35/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Beernoobie
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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