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Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,151 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 59
Gots: 296 | 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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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A 750 ML bottle with no bottled on date. I think I have had this one for 9 or 10 months.

A - Rich mahogany, with a touch of clarity, small head and no lace. Looks thin

S - Hazelnut to the face! Really...that all I can smell!

T - Sweet, and hazelnut coffee. They must have dumped pounds of the hazelnut into this one.

M - Thin and light bodied

O - Interesting, but not that good. Too heavy on the hazelnut. Too thin and light bodied

Photo of Dshep1340
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of TechBrew
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of VeganUndead
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Jimmys
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

big bottle into a tulip. kept at cellaring conditions.

A: a lot of haze on a muddy brown body. head is slightly off-white and frothy. good retention and lacing.

S: smells like something Rogue makes. loads of sweetness and hazelnut. reminds me of a specialty brew from Dunkin Donuts.

D: tons of sweetness this thing is still loaded with hazelnut. really drinks like a dessert coffee. as it continues, it is almost too sweet. lots of body.

M: moderate carb on a big body.

D: like I said on the nose, drinks a lot like a specialty cup of coffee from DD or any brew Rogue would do. I think I like it but part of me hates the utter lack in complexity. indifferent.

Photo of TheBeerDad
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of EdFed
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of cgrz
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of kylelenk
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Finally reviewing the notorious FMB. Have had multiple times in multiple formats although these are my feelings on the bottle variant.

A: What you'd expect from a brown ale. Nice darker body with a sandy head that dissipates much like other Founders beers leaving a slick like residue on top of the beer.

S: It's reminiscent of a cheap coffee house brought on by the huge hazelnut coffee notes. They hide this bad boy's ABV really well.

T: Very easy to enjoy a few sips but then the flavor becomes so overwhelming. Leaving it to sit does nothing to bring anything additional out. Very hard to finish a pint glass of this and would much prefer a 12oz bottle. Huge blasts of hazelnut coffee absolutely dominate anything else in the beer.

M: My biggest critique is the carbonation...almost club soda like. Huge bubbles that are quire distracting.

O: Certainly not as bad as its reputation I do enjoy this in limited volume. Perfect for a bottle share.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of hikeeba
2/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of JWalterWeatherman
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Alextricity
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Part of a sampler at Founders.

Appearance: A dark brown color. Holy hell! NOT expected. Nice head and great lacing. Very nice looking brown ale.

Smell: A bit sweet. Slight roast? Quite a big amount of nuttiness. Reeks of quality before even taking a sip.

Taste: Best brown ale I've had. I've generally not been all that impressed with the style in the past, but this worked for me. Quite well, in fact. A nice sweetness with the nutty character in this beer really impressed me. Not your boring, ordinary brown ale -- this one's crafted about as well as a brown ale could be, as far as I'm concerned. For that reason, my overall rating is higher than any other rating (aside from appearance).

Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.