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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
Ranking:
#37,887
Reviews:
290
Ratings:
1,540
pDev:
17.55%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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83
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281
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Photo of tectactoe
2.84/5  rDev -20.9%
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 -30.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 09/12/13 notes. On tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC.

a - Pours a hazy amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells a little bit metallic, and of mangos, fruity malts, yeast, spice, hot peppers, and trpoical fruits. At first not a lot of pepper but there is some definite spice on the back end.

t - Tastes of mango juice, tropical fruits, peppers, more spice, yeast, fruity malts, and earthy notes. No real metallic notes here, but more spice and hot peppers. Little too much for me personally.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is a bit spicy.

o - Overall I wasn't a huge fan of this one. It is interesting and I'm assuming what they were going for, but too much spice and peppers for me; I woudl have preferred it with just the mangos. Interesting and worth trying if you like the spice, but glad I didn't pick up a bottle of it.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mexican street food in a bottle. This beer really does remind me of buying some mango sprinkled with chili from a street vendor in Mexico. The mango is quite exuberant and the spice is quite prominent without overwhelming the other flavors, but still gives you a slow burn. Whether you like this beer or not probably depends on whether you like these flavors. For what it's supposed to be, they nailed it. I happen to like this quite a bit. For me, this is one of those tastes wher the sum is more than it's parts, and the combination of juicy, ripe mangoes and bright chili really creates a dazzling summer concoction. Very well done.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Founders Mango Magnifico from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 1,540 ratings
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