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Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown - Founders Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,123 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 55
Gots: 294 | FT: 23
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bashiba on 03-18-2012)
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LoadedSchells

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-14-2012 05:11:05 | More by LoadedSchells
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oberon

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%

Poured a deep tawny brown with a thinner but well sustained off whte head atop/Aromas are like being in a coffee house with dark roast coffee and toasted hazelnuts really jumping out at ya.If you are a fan of hazelenuts this beer is for you...I love them.Roasted hazeluts with a tinge of vanilla and dark roast,some buttery tones add to the richness.Hell yeah Founders, this beer is rich and kick ass,I'll be in GR. in the fall hopefully this will be on tap at the brewpub.

07-03-2012 21:28:11 | More by oberon
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-11-2013 01:35:55 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.94/5  rDev -1%

Pours an opaque, dark brown with copper overtones and very slight ruby highlights here and there. Low carbonation on the pour yields nearly no head, just a small, off-white ring that clings to the circumference of the glass. Aroma is heavy hazelnut coffee; creamy, sweet, and sugary with more faint hints of cocoa and roasted malt. It tastes almost exactly like you'd expect from the nose - iced hazelnut coffee, loaded with sweet cream and sugar. Very dense and full of hazelnut flavor, as well as a lingering cocoa powder essence that gets stronger with time. As the beer warms up, the bittersweet coffee ground flavors start to come out, but nevertheless, it is the sweetness that dominates here. Heavy hazelnut and roasted malt aftertaste, very little (if any) hop profile to be found in this one. Medium body, maybe even a little on the thin side, and a bit thinner than anticipated. Could have used a bit more carbonation as well.

Overall, not disappointed like others said I would be. Then again, I love hazelnut coffee. And that's what they were out to achieve, right? It doesn't taste much like a beer, but it certainly has a distinguishable and fairly scrumptious taste, albeit maybe a bit too sweet to enjoy on a regular basis (aside from the fact that it's hard to get your hands on anyway). Can definitely say I was pleasantly surprised, and far from being let down. I'd have this again if it weren't for the high price tag and low availability.

01-15-2013 03:10:33 | More by tectactoe
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-03-2012 03:05:36 | More by Schlais
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supa0525

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2013 16:05:53 | More by supa0525
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-15-2013 19:25:26 | More by Kjanisch7
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oteixeira

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-30-2012 22:37:06 | More by oteixeira
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%

I am not a fan of hazelnut, but like Founders, so I thought I'd give this a try. In a pint glass the beer was a medium brown color with a tan head. There was a little bit of lace

Hazelnut aroma. Coffee with cream. A little bit of caramel.

The hazelnut was even more on display in the taste. Still there was the coffee with cream and the caramel.

I thought the flavors worked well together, and actually enjoyed the beer.

07-05-2012 22:45:14 | More by lordofthewiens
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-01-2014 03:12:02 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +3%

A - Pours clear mahogany with one and a half fingers of creamy, persistent tan head. Leaves small spots of lacing throughout.

S - Huge hazelnut coffee nose. Really don't get much else, but it smells delicious. Maybe just a hint of alcohol and brown sugar.

T - Taste has more elements than the smell, and is more clearly a brown ale, though hazelnut coffee still dominates. More roasted malt with a bit of char, some slightly sweet and bready malts. More complex, but not quite as enjoyable as the smell.

M - After it warms up a bit, the mouthfeel has a nice creaminess to it, along with some bitter roastiness.

O - This is a very tasty imperial brown ale. Being part of the Founders Backstage series may raise some expectations that this doesn't quite live up to, but still a good and interesting beer.

07-04-2012 21:20:11 | More by warnerry
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-05-2012 02:03:32 | More by TimoP
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megamass

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

01-13-2013 06:34:24 | More by megamass
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codysjb

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-17-2014 02:55:21 | More by codysjb
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mctizzz

California

2/5  rDev -49.7%

12-29-2012 21:39:29 | More by mctizzz
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-30-2012 05:22:48 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

08-26-2012 13:05:42 | More by Skye1024
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%

22oz bottle at a recent tasting, reviewed from notes.

So here's the thing about this beer. If you like sweet hazelnut, you're laughing. If not, you are out of luck. Simple as that. Let's press on.

Pours a nice chestnut hue, a bit hazy, with a sturdy crown of foam that holds its own quite well.

This brew has an unmistakable nose of sweet hazelnut, coffee and chocolate. In fact, I would go so far to say as this brew smells like a fresh batch of hazelnut roasted coffee. For me, this is a blessing, but for a few others at the tasting, this was a bit of a curse.

Taste is quite similar - vanilla, hazelnut coffee, with sweet brown sugar and a roasted malt. Cream, caramel and other sweet goodies in the mix. A very tasty brown, but the sweetness does get to you after a while. Medium to thicker bodied, very drinkable.

I liked this brew a great deal because I'm a sucker for hazelnut anything. Would be an excellent after dinner brew to be sure.

03-21-2013 22:55:23 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Shankopotamus

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-10-2013 21:10:25 | More by Shankopotamus
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-07-2012 22:18:23 | More by BrandonDZ
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Robust reddish-brown with thick light tan head and some lacing rings. Mostly dies down after a few.

Smell: Smells like flavored coffee, which makes me a little worried about the taste. Nevertheless, it smells great, with coffee and hazelnut. Sweet and nutty.

Taste: Tastes like Hazelnut Coffee. Big surprise. Nutty, roasty, and with a lingering, light bitterness (not sure if from the roast, coffee, nuttiness or hops). There is a very light sweetness at the finish as well, but not getting the artificial sweetener taste that some are complaining about. Actually the bitterness, while mild, is strangely astringent.

Feel: Lighter body than expected and maybe a little low in carbonation. Mostly dry finish. Smooth, but just oddly thin.

Overall: Not sure what to think here. It is not the pure deliciousness that I usually get from Founders, but it is also not the saccharine mess that some have described it as. Flavors are just a little one dimensional, and a little rough around the edges.

07-07-2012 21:09:38 | More by bsp77
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PDZ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-26-2012 21:22:41 | More by PDZ
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-21-2012 03:38:02 | More by jaminjohnson
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-10-2012 03:16:34 | More by mjtiernan
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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.14/5  rDev +4%

Scored this at the Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar in St. Louis. It set me back a bit, but I had missed it when it was released. It was served at cellar temperature. Very dark brown in appearance, but you can still see through it. Just a trace of foam on the top. Hazelnut coffee aroma is very strong and inviting. I also get a bit of black licorice. The flavor is an intense blast of hazelnut coffee. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky and heavy. Nicely done.

06-30-2013 17:42:23 | More by Franziskaner
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Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
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