Founders Mango Magnifico
“Mango Magnifico con Calor [Magnificent Mango with Heat] is a never-before-released, high-gravity fruit beer brewed with mango and a touch of Michigan-grown habaneros. 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. A refreshing drink for the warm summer months.”
Final Rating: 3.85/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 25.4 oz bottle into a FFF tulip glass. Purchased in North Providence, RI.
Appearance- Pours a crystal clear orange-amber body with a 3″ fluffy white head that ruduces slowly to a ring of foam. Leaves some lacing.
Smell- I definitely get some sweet mango and fruity notes. Beyond that is maybe some caramel and alcohol. Not getting any habenero or spiciness in the aroma.
Taste- The first taste to hit the tongue is a syrupy, pretty sweet mango. Not too long after, the Habenero peppers make a big presence with a distinct spiciness that is like no other – a lingering hot and spicy flavor linger for a while. Chili pepper notes on the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall I’d call this one of the most unique beers I’ve ever tasted, mainly because of the kick of spiciness it packs. I’d have to say the mango does go well with the habeneros. It’s not very complex, though.