1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Frangelic Mountain BrownFounders Frangelic Mountain Brown

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

1,116 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 54
Gots: 295 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,116 | Reviews: 299 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ckobes:
Photo of ckobes
ckobes

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-03-2012 19:07:42 | More by ckobes
More User Reviews:
Photo of dtivp
dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-20-2014 16:34:44 | More by dtivp
Photo of JakeBarnett
JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-19-2014 00:39:16 | More by JakeBarnett
Photo of Ricklikesmibeer
Ricklikesmibeer

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

07-11-2014 10:18:22 | More by Ricklikesmibeer
Photo of TDA8
TDA8

Indiana

5/5  rDev +25.6%

07-10-2014 20:01:17 | More by TDA8
Photo of joegard
joegard

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-09-2014 19:32:05 | More by joegard
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-09-2014 01:19:15 | More by KAF
Photo of kidzord
kidzord

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

07-03-2014 20:53:02 | More by kidzord
Photo of jzeilinger
jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 Vintage

A - Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a generously sticky, thick head, very viscous when the glass is swirled.

S - Predominantly hazelnut aroma, underneath is bitter dark chocolate and a hint of mocha cream.

T - Similar to the nose but with alcohol presence and light warming on the way down. The hazelnut is toned down (the hefty nose was screaming the same on the palate...not so much). Light hazelnut, mocha/coffee, semi-creamy, nutty, and sweet dark chocolate.

M - Thin medium body to medium body and thin on the finish, dry finish, and coats the mouth with nutty, dark chocolate.

O - Not a fan of brown ales but this is a good one.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 23:42:17 | More by jzeilinger
Photo of STG228
STG228

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-27-2014 23:18:11 | More by STG228
Photo of Anvilfarm
Anvilfarm

Missouri

2/5  rDev -49.7%

06-27-2014 01:33:40 | More by Anvilfarm
Photo of ajevne
ajevne

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

06-25-2014 17:54:49 | More by ajevne
Photo of DuffBeer14
DuffBeer14

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-25-2014 03:28:30 | More by DuffBeer14
Photo of roysand
roysand

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-24-2014 22:38:58 | More by roysand
Photo of GPHarris
GPHarris

Alabama

4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2012

a - poured a one finger thick creamy tan head into a snifter. the body was dark brown like molasses. this should be good...
s - big hazelnut aromas hit you immediately. there is a hint of chocolate and coffee as well.
t - nutty and chocolatey with a toasty finish.
m - creamy and coating.
o - this one did not disappoint at all. just so sweet and delicious. incredibly drinkable and pleasant. i'm glad i have one more left.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 17:41:14 | More by GPHarris
Photo of KG710
KG710

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

06-22-2014 07:18:09 | More by KG710
Photo of JMBSH
JMBSH

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-22-2014 00:37:37 | More by JMBSH
Photo of harripat
harripat

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-21-2014 17:52:13 | More by harripat
Photo of AgentMunky
AgentMunky

California

4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Firestone Walker tasting glass.

A: Clear chestnut. Light head. Gorgeous.

S: Oh my goodness, it smells amazing. Rich coffee, hint of nuttiness, but so much coffee. Hint of dry bitterness. (Reminiscent of Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy.)

T/M/O: Rich, sweet, and Frangelico-y. Hazelnut liquer. Strong and chocolatey. The coffee is still present. This is incredible. It may be slightly faded, but still hugely flavorful. The finish is dry and nutty and lingering and reminiscent of almonds and coffee grounds. Hint of watery softness belied by the surprising 9% ABV. Drinkable and pleasant. Highly recommended. I'm really happy to have had an opportunity to sample this.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 04:52:37 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of BierJager89
BierJager89

California

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear, but opaque brown with a thin, off-white ring of head.

S: Hazelnut, sweet hazelnut is the primary scent, along with some nutty malty notes in the nose.

T: Nutty malts, hazelnut, some lemony notes, some other light fruits.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: Pretty good, one of the better brown ales out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 04:50:18 | More by BierJager89
Photo of LakerLeith
LakerLeith

California

5/5  rDev +25.6%

06-12-2014 10:44:42 | More by LakerLeith
Photo of linnymtu
linnymtu

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-07-2014 16:49:14 | More by linnymtu
Photo of SourAddict
SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-27-2014 17:47:15 | More by SourAddict
Photo of Sgbrown78
Sgbrown78

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.6%

05-24-2014 22:35:57 | More by Sgbrown78
Photo of PappyVans
PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-19-2014 16:50:23 | More by PappyVans
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.