Mango Magnifico | Founders Brewing Company

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Mango MagnificoMango Magnifico

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 07-19-2013

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at smokin joe's and the following day tried it from a bottle just to make sure I got a firm idea of what this brew is all about. It pours a copper color with polished clarity. A rich white froth rests atop holding strong througout the duration.

The aroma is quite inviting with primarily a not so distinct fruity and tropical feel. Somewhat fruity like alcohol...and hops...and the advertised mango. But with a backing of significant sweetness to the nose that is almost candy-like as well.

The flavor of this brew is best described as pepper jelly. It is sticky sweet and fruity with a candy quality about it before getting vegetative and almost gritty feeling. The hops provide a hint of bitterness that gets trumped by the sweetness. The aftertaste is earthen with hops and a mild burning touch of more vegetative pepper quality.

This is full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is interesting and not something I would want to have more than 2-3oz of at a time. The fact that this comes in a large format bottle is laughable unless you are sharing it with 10 people or are doing it as a joke/shock value. Worth having to say you tried it but thats about it.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a golden / orange hue with light beer like clarity and carbonation.

S - fruity, citrus, not an overpowering nose on this one.

T - A very smooth and sweet taste up front, mangos, citrus, followed by some heat on the way down and then BAM - the habanero hits you on the way down. I pictured as if I was in a cartoon and burped and fire came out of my mouth. Really a unique brew.

O - This is a brew that you must share with a few people. It is worth sipping and really enjoying the uniqueness of it. Worth a shot and taste pretty good, but I'm not down with felling like a just ate blazing wings when I have a brew. I'm glad I tried it, but will never try it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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2.84/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A high gravity fruit beer with mangoes and habaneros... Right. Golden amber, bright and beaming with exceptional clarity - looks like a clean amber lager or a filtered IPA. A soft and soapy white head sits on top, quiet and lasting for a deceivingly long amount of time before it remains as a ring around the edge and nothing else.

The aroma is a little quieter than expected for a 10%-er. Or for a mango beer. Or for a habanero beer. Dirty and earthy notes traverse and pull the shade over some sweet mangoes and delicate hints of honey. Not much pepper in the aroma... Almost nonexistent, really. Kind of disappointing overall, and not really what I was anticipating.

Yeesh... The first sip is cloyingly sweet. Over the top levels of sweet, sweet mangoes bum-rush your taste buds and spike your blood pressure instantly. Sweet and sour sauce, cloying mangoes, and maybe even some pear fruitiness. Yup. Mangoes with pear notes all day, and a light touch of toffee, most likely from the malt, though much of the malt seems to be pale.

Habaneros show up about halfway through and sent a jolting kickstart to the back of the throat. Each sip heats up over time until you finally realize your throat is nice and peppered. This aspect of the beer - I don't mind. I actually kind of like it. What I can't stand, however, is how my insulin levels get all out of whack at the beginning of each and every sip.

It's thicker on the palate than it appears, sticky and hefty with a pretty sharp and tight carbonation and blows up the flavors even more. This was one of those beers that started out kind of awkward, and I tried so, so hard to like it, but in the end, it became more a nuisance than an enjoyment to drink, and ultimately I was let down.

Tame the mango sweetness (or whatever sweetness it might be) and this beer has a shot. The peppers are quite spicy, especially as they escalate with each sip, but they do not simply "balance" the copious amount of sweetness on the front end of the beer. Started of mediocre with some redeeming qualities, but those redeemers aren't enough to keep this beer from being pretty bad.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 1,556 ratings