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Founders Cashew Mountain Brown - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Cashew Mountain Brown
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 75
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-10-2011)
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NorthsideFred

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I thoroughly enjoyed this on-tap, at Founders.

A: Looks great, a deep rich brown, with a nice thick white head.

S: I smell the bourbon with a slightly roasted-malty undertone; and a subtle yet definite nuttiness.

T: mmm, this is really tasty. Nutty, sweet, and bourbony (is bourbony a word?). Very well balanced and incredibly smooth. I really like this.

M: Medium to full body. Creamy-good carbonation.

O: Excellent. You would never guess this is 10%, but I see it with my own eyes listed on the board. I wish they would sell me a growler.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2011 21:46:02 | More by NorthsideFred
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I thought this was a one-off, but wasn't sure. Now that I have the notes, I'll review in the hopes that Founders considers doing it again, or should it return for any reason.

The color's a medium brown, though edges a bit lighter; it's actually not as dark as I expected and even has just the slightest opacity to it. A scrappy-looking off-white head puts up a fight and eventually settles to a compact crown that lines the edges of the glass and manages surprisingly decent lacing given that it wasn't particularly dense.
All the nuttiness I'd hoped for is in the aroma along with some maple, not just the sweetness but a nice base flavor that foes with the nut very well. Alcohol comes out but not as hard as I feared, and not too fusel either. Dark fruit and vanilla lay down an extra sweet complexity, likely from the bourbon. The malt foundation seems strong enough to rest it all on.
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Fortunately not too heavy, I don't forget that this is a brown rather than a stout. It's rich and robust weithout being destructive or sinking heavily. Carbonation is low but enough to allow everything to work together, and enough to make for smooth sipping (key). A lingering finish is semi-sweet.

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Founders Cashew Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.