Founders Mango Magnifico | Founders Brewing Company

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82
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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:
1,533
Reviews:
287
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
17.36%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
282
For Trade:
32
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look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle #1 on a cellar dive night:

Nice thin white foamy head with mildly cloudy orange fluid. Missing much lacing.

Lots of mango and lime on the nose. Very fruit forward followed by a nice kick of pepper.

Nice fruity tartness, but not sour. High heat output at the last minute, lingers in a good way. Mango is well done and slight awkward bitterness. Licorice? Kinda funky and odd. Totally unique!!!

A totally recommend spice/fruit brew. It was well worth the wait for it to arrival. Get some!!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber poured into a Highlands Brewing snifter

A - clear gold with initial 1 finger head that dissipates quickly, initially leaving lacing, but even that stops after awhile.

S - very fruity nose with some booze present

T - two basic flavors mango/pineapple and habanero. Finish is an alcohol/habanero burn.

M - leaves a warm salsa like burn.

O - I think Founders accomplished what they wanted to do with this, but my main beef is that it is a sipper. It's not really all that drinkable. I'm glad I tried it, but it's not my thing.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The latest Backstage Series beer that I have yet to review...and sadly my least favorite of the bunch. Poured Mango Magnifico into a balloon glass and gave it a hard pour to coax a finger's worth of cream-colored head that quickly dies to nothing but a thin layer on top. The color is an orange-gold color, with brilliant clarity that shows minimal carbonation rising in the middle. It does not appear to lace well either.

Allowing this to warm up considerably, since when it was out of the fridge, it seemed to have no aroma. At about 45 degrees, there is a very subtle fruitiness to the aroma. It doesn't quite jump out at me, and it certainly is not a highly artificial mango aroma. A little tropical fruit aroma (mango, banana) and not much else.

There are only two dimensions to this beer: mango and habanero. Up front is a mildly sweet, indistinct mango flavor, which then quickly fades and is taken over by a hot finish. Not much of an aftertaste. It is interesting that this beer attempts to balance the sweet, mango/malt flavor with heat, and I think it certainly succeeds in that. It is worth mentioning that the beer is considerably hot in comparison to what else is out there (maybe on par with Ghost Face Killah?) but it is certainly not unbearable heat, even my my low standards. It's medium to full bodied, and has a smooth texture. The heat lasts well after the swallow.

As I said before, this isn't my favorite in the Backstage Series. It is experimental, and I think that is one of the purposes of this "series" of beers, and so in that sense the succeed in what they are trying to accomplish. It's unique to blend a tropical fruit with a hot pepper in a big beer, but I think this could have been accomplished in a better way, especially if they chose to amp up the malt profile. Also, I'm not sure the mango flavor came out so well. I respect the effort nonetheless.

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