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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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very good

1,131 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 55
Gots: 297 | 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)
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

ajevne, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

DuffBeer14, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

roysand, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of GPHarris
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5


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.

GPHarris, Jun 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

KG710, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

JMBSH, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

harripat, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of AgentMunky
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.

AgentMunky, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
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.

BierJager89, Jun 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

LakerLeith, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

linnymtu, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

SourAddict, May 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Sgbrown78, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

PappyVans, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

yummybeer, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

DustinSWB, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Roberto11232, May 16, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am trying a two year old bottle at Windber Hotel outside of J'town PA. The beer poured a a clear rich brown with thin to no head that is not lacing much. The scent is slightly sour and bready. Not getting much hazelnut, etc. The taste is smooth and the coffee and hazelnut come alive in the taste it is very nice! The mouthfeel is full body with subtle carbonation. Overall I am greatful for the chance to try it. Thanks to eric the bar keep.

WoodBrew, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

EdVandenberg, May 10, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours murky brown color with a one finger head of cream foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel and coffee smell with some hints of a chocolate mixed within. Along with these aromas are some smells of hazelnut as well as a little bit of a more earthy hop aroma. A little bit of toffee and a touch of breadiness are there as well, with the overall aroma, being a somewhat weak, oddly mixed, and not quite balanced smell.

Taste – A rather strong hazelnut coffee flavor is present right from the start, remaining constant throughout the taste and creating a base for the flavors of the brew. There is also a very sweet caramel and chocolate flavor at the start. As the taste advances the sweetness persists, only with it transitioning, as a bit of the caramel moves toward a more a toffee and molasses like flavor and with the chocolate gaining some flavors of vanilla enhancing the sweetness. Toward the very end some light earthy and floral hop flavors, as well as a light level of booziness comes to the tongue leaving a sweet, lightly boozy, hazelnut coffee flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are quite nice for the style as they really meld well the hazelnut coffee and sweeter flavors of the brew nicer and make for a decently easy drinker.

Overall – A nice imperial porter that isn’t trying to mimic a stout and take tons of roast, but instead melds well chocolate flavors with a nice hazelnut coffee flavor to create a very pleasant smooth sipper with a good level of coffee, chocolate, and sweet.

Darkmagus82, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

stogirelli, May 01, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes, drank on 6/28/12

Pours dark brown with reddish tinge SUPER thick off white light brown head. Smells overpoweringly like hazelnut coffee. Low carbonation. Taste exactly like it smells - super strong hazelnut coffee! Not a big hazelnut fan but here its great.

Beerlover, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

deapokid, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 16, 2014
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.