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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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Ratings: 1,143
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 56
Gots: 297 | 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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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
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

EdVandenberg, May 10, 2014
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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
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

arlingtonjoe, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

xk6m6m5x, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mvanwoerm, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

afsdan, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

richkrull, Apr 06, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with friends.
Thanks to Phyl21ca for the bottle!

Pours a clear brown with a short bubbly mocha head with a bit of lace. The nose is of nutty malts and alcohol. On the palate, the beer is again dominated by sweet nutty flavors from malts or extract syrups(?); as loads of sweet caramel malt, butterscotch, milk chocolate. Medium-light body and nice carbonation leaves it a bit thin. Overall, it tasted a bit thin, sweet and a little out of balance.

mtomlins, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Rob315, Mar 27, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with a medium size light brown foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of nutty liquor is quiet dominant with some overly sweet notes also identifiable. Tasted is dominated by the sweet fake nutty flavours with some overly sweet notes. Body is light with good carbonation. I didn’t appreciate the nutty liquor flavours and thought the beer was too sweet for my taste.

Phyl21ca, Mar 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

masterofsparks, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Schulte30, Mar 23, 2014
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Scapino, Mar 18, 2014
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,143 ratings.