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Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,137 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,137
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 55
Gots: 296 | FT: 25
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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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.

jzeilinger, Jun 28, 2014
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roysand, Jun 24, 2014
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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.

GPHarris, Jun 24, 2014
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JMBSH, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

harripat, Jun 21, 2014
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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
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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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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
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,137 ratings.