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Release Next Backstage beer - Mango Magnifico

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Bay01, Jun 5, 2013.

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  1. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    Doesnt sound good to me, I'd be interested in trying a sip or 2 but I won't be buying a $14+ bottle.
  2. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Zealot (556) Nov 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Looking forward to this. It'll keep me from having to trade for one of those CCB Mango Habanero growlers! :stuck_out_tongue:
  3. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 New York
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    Sounds interesting at least. Hopefully the Mango is present and not all Habaneros
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  4. Busker

    Busker Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2008 Connecticut
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    We may have a winner for the first Founders beer I won't like.
    jplopez21, Mavajo, ColdOne and 3 others like this.
  5. shutyourface

    shutyourface Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2010 New York

    WTF Founders, i can't even find a mention of this under beers they have brewed. I love they say its a beer for the summer months....who the hell wants a 10 percent beer with peppers for summer. Gimme Black Biscuit dammit.
    Robtobfest, Mavajo and ChiTownPackFan like this.
  6. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Aspirant (200) Apr 29, 2013 Ohio
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    <---This guy.
  7. Dope

    Dope Poo-Bah (2,366) Oct 5, 2010 Massachusetts

    Me. Sounds delicious!

    Murphey, swolepeer, cosmonick and 7 others like this.
  8. mpayne5

    mpayne5 Zealot (510) Aug 18, 2011 Indiana
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    I'm definitely looking forward to this as I love beers infused with peppers.
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  9. FrankHammer

    FrankHammer Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Michigan
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    Lulz at the previous thread. Everyone got it right!!!!
    mikeburd1128 and Beerontwowheels like this.
  10. Mattco

    Mattco Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2011 Illinois

    Raising Hand
  11. bkrefetz

    bkrefetz Aspirant (200) Apr 19, 2008 New York
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    One more release in 2013, I'm guessing it will be big, dark and strong next time around.
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  12. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    You mean they brewed what they wanted instead of pleasing everybody else? Blasphemy. I don't find it appealing nor appalling. I think their Backstage series is something for them to really experiment with their passion instead of appeasing the masses.
    Kyrojack, Murphey, swolepeer and 16 others like this.
  13. TheBierBoutique

    TheBierBoutique Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2010 Ohio

    As someone that was just at Founders 2 weeks ago and tried the BA Habenero Spite and BA Poblano Spite, this should be awesome. Both of those beers had killer flavor and heat, but very drinkable. Adding mango to the mix is great, sweet and heat balance each other like malt and hops. Can't wait to try it.
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  14. 2Xmd

    2Xmd Devotee (469) Apr 19, 2013 New York

  15. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I will definitely be getting bottles of this. Sounds very interesting.
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  16. yankeepride

    yankeepride Disciple (374) Jan 16, 2011 New Jersey
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    Mmmmm, mango. As much as they irritate the (expletive deleted) out of me with their business practices, I have come to trust their beers. This one will be no different; I can't wait to try it.
  17. WolvAlerine

    WolvAlerine Initiate (149) Jul 6, 2010 Michigan

    Excellent! I will definitely pick up a couple. Hopefully the habaneros aren't too pungent. The mango should help balance it out.
  18. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    OMG Founders is the worst brewery ever! I can't believe they will release this and not BA <insert name here>!!! I'm totally never buying their stuff again as I only drink .rar barrel whales.

    Then again, this sounds quite deeeeelish.

    Also, for the lazy:

    Posted on June 5, 2013 by Sarah
    We plan to introduce Mango Magnifico con Calor [Magnificent Mango with Heat], a fruit beer brewed with mango and a touch of habanero, this August to mark the seventh installment in our Backstage Series. Like all Backstage Series beers, Mango Magnifico will be sold in 750mL bottles. It will have a suggested retail price of $12.99 per bottle.​
    Mango Magnifico is a never-before-released, high-gravity fruit beer brewed with mango and Michigan-grown habaneros. Each 750mL bottle of this 10% ABV ale is intended to be shared. Not a traditional fruit beer, the delicate tropical fruit in Mango Magnifico is punctuated by a hint of heat, increasing the overall depth of flavor and adding another level of complexity. It will be a refreshing drink for the warm summer months.
    “Mango Magnifico, like the entire Backstage Series, is intended to push the boundaries of what is commonly accepted in beer styles,” said Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “The Backstage Series is the perfect conduit to showcase our brewing team’s creativity.”
    We’ve had success with their interpretation of fruit beers, including the likes of Cerise, Rubaeus and Blushing Monk. But Mango Magnifico is one-of-a-kind.
    Mango Magnifico will be released in limited quantities across our distribution footprint beginning on Monday, August 5, and will be available at the brewery’s taproom the week prior. We expect to release one more Backstage Series beer in 2013.
  19. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Interesting choice. Something new. I believe Founders really shot themselves in the foot by setting Backstage Series precedence with Blushing Monk, CBS, and Better Half (Kaiser Curmudgeon) to open creating the feeling that all releases would be those taproom only whales and that anything other than a rerelease or Black Biscuit or Cashew Mountain Brown is now met with disappointment.

    Will it likely be tasty? Yes. In my humble opinion, I don't think they've quite nailed the fruit category in the past (like they have with IPA and Stouts). Maybe this will be the time.
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  20. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Really? Blushing Monk and Rubeus are top notch for their styles IMO.

    Cerise was good not great though.
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  21. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (420) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Blushing Monk,Cerise, and Rubaeus are all great beers imo...
  22. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    Anyone else thinking "meh"?... i'll probably try to get one to try, but i'm becoming disillusioned with this series. CBS was good but IMO had some crazy bottle variation and fell off a cliff pretty quick. Better Half and BM were good, but the others have all been sorta mediocre. I mean none were bad (insert Bolt Cutter joke), but i just don't get jazzed for these announcements like i used to, too many much better beers out there.

    I thought this series was supposed to be the big fan-favorites that they weren't able to bottle before that we've all read about and drooled over? Ya know, like Black Biscuit, CBS, maybe that awesome Devil's Cut KBS or whatever... Seems more like a bit of a parade of semi-goofy stuff, BA IPAs and fruit/pepper beer...

    I mean it's their brewery, they can do what they want, i enjoy many of their beers and always will. I've just been a bit disappointed with their selected beers of late, when they have the capability of blowing our socks off and instead just ship something mildly innovative/interesting.

    oh well, Breakfast Stout is killer!
  23. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2012 Michigan
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    I am more interested in this release than any of their other Backstage Series beers. Sounds incredible.
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  24. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (420) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    lol, and there it is..But,but, Black Biscuit...CBS.....lol
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  25. MUMike

    MUMike Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Missouri

    I'm only buying a bottle if I get a free bowl of chips and salsa with it.
  26. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    It's hard to get excited for this... Hope this surprises me, but I'm not holding my breath.
  27. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I think most of the beef with this series boils down to this sentiment:

    Which is excellently analyzed:

    But ultimately:

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  28. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 Michigan

    Interesting, but doesn't really sound that great (I know, I know, I haven't even tried it yet). I'll be leaving the bottles on the shelf and just wait for it to show up on-tap.
  29. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    It would just be useful to know what style the base beer is. Did they start with a DIPA? A barleywine?
  30. Bonis

    Bonis Defender (630) Jul 28, 2010 Ohio

    Don't buy it.. Hopefully I see it, because I haven't even seen a backstage beer since Blushing Monk. IMHO, this sounds like it will be better than Doom. Love me some spice in a beer. The mango/habanero combo sounds like it'll be nice.
  31. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Disciple (313) Feb 18, 2009 Indiana
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    Couldn't be more excited about a summer Backstage release. Let's hope it's followed by the bi-annual fall release of CBS!
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  32. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    They had a Main Guy Mango beer on tap as a one-off, I would assume that if the base beer isn't that, it's very similar. I would just categorize it as a fruit beer if you're comfortable with labels.
  33. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Disciple (313) Feb 18, 2009 Indiana
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    One of a kind man, one of a kind :slight_smile:
  34. FiddlersBrew

    FiddlersBrew Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2011 New Jersey

    I, for one, am excited. Glad they added another fruit beer. I was devastated when I heard they were taking cerise out this year. And habanero has been on my radar.
  35. Brew33

    Brew33 Crusader (746) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
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    I'll pick this up if I see it on the shelf but I'm not making a special trip for it.
  36. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Good thing, don't think you will have a hard time getting your hands on it...
  37. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Devotee (407) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I'm interested in this, just because I don't believe I've ever had anything quite like it. Definitely will be picking up a bottle.
  38. SadMachine

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,298) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    This sounds like it could be delicious! I love the idea of sweet tropical fruit being cut with some heat! Hopefully it will all come together well =)
  39. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Love that so many folks presume to know what the Backstage beers "should be" or what "expectations" Founders has set (and missed).

    Entitlement, FTW.
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