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Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Frangelic Mountain BrownFounders Frangelic Mountain Brown

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,114
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 54
Gots: 294 | FT: 24
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)
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Founders snifter. The pour is deep, dark mahogany with ruby-red tints and sports a nice finger of sandy-colored head that dissipates down to a nice lace. The nose is strong, almost pungent, with hazelnuts and coffee, so much so that I cannot detect much of the malt. I have heard grumblings from fellow BAs about the use of artificial flavorings, but I have to say this smells pretty good. I don't know if it smells like a beer, but it smells pretty good.

Medium-full body and a super-creamy feel. The flavor is sweet and luscious. Lots of hazelnuts, coffee, caramel, toffee, sweet cream, and just a touch of bitterness on the finish - just enough to remind you that it's a beer. There is not much booziness at all, just enough of an alcohol flavor to enhance the richness of the flavor, and there is a heavy hazelnut flavor left lingering in the mouth after you swallow. The richness and intensity of hazelnut flavor dampens the drinkability somewhat, but the taste is certainly appealing to me.

All in all, a very enjoyable beverage, but it's a bit on the sweet side and needs a little more bitterness to complement it, add complexity, and challenge my palate a bit more. More coffee and a little less hazelnut would do it. I would imagine a bourbon barrel-aged version of this would be quite something.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 00:21:20 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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.

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Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,114 ratings.