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Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,116 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 54
Gots: 295 | 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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Ratings: 1,116 | Reviews: 299 | Display Reviews Only:
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cgrz

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-20-2014 09:04:56 | More by cgrz
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-20-2014 02:45:33 | More by mattmarka1
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-18-2014 14:55:08 | More by Griffith
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-18-2014 14:02:32 | More by ajzy
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kylelenk

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 16:42:02 | More by kylelenk
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miffsudd

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-14-2014 15:56:47 | More by miffsudd
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -49.7%

01-14-2014 00:38:58 | More by hikeeba
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-10-2014 14:23:23 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-09-2014 19:46:54 | More by bauermj
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Vogie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-07-2014 02:15:45 | More by Vogie
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Monstro

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-05-2014 17:22:24 | More by Monstro
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kodt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-04-2014 20:19:54 | More by kodt
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zenithberwyn

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-31-2013 20:16:26 | More by zenithberwyn
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midlifec

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-28-2013 17:50:52 | More by midlifec
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Alextricity

Michigan

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).

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2013 01:40:40 | More by Alextricity
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-27-2013 19:46:20 | More by GABrew
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

12-26-2013 21:25:01 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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ber12

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-22-2013 22:33:59 | More by ber12
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into duvel tulip glass... This is a pretty old beer now that I think about it (Founders' says it was released July '12), I had it stashed and for some reason never got around to buying it. Though I was advised against aging this brew, I must say that I'm not displeased by my incompetence to purchase this at an earlier date.

Pours very dark brown though not completely opaque. Small cream head. The smell is very sweet; toffee, caramel, buttery, hazelnut flavoring. The taste on the other hand starts off very chocolaty with a bit of hazelnut coffee that turns into a mainly bold roast flavor (excluding the dryness that normally goes along with that roasted attribute). 9% ABV is unapparent. Mouthfeel is a little too thick and syrupy for a brown ale.

Overall, the flavor of the beer is what stood out the most to me... between having milk chocolate roll into delicious strong coffee notes and completely masking a considerably high ABV. The appearance was pretty spot on as well... the overly sweet smell and the syrupy mouthfeel I did not dig very much for the style though.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 07:01:35 | More by RummyRedbeard
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown but not opaque pour lots of particulates. Two fingers of rich creamy tan foam is persistent and leaves curtains of lacing. Smells very nearly exactly like a cup of hazelnut-flavored black coffee. It's not bad, but then again it is what it is. I'm not a big hazelnut fan. The taste, again, is hazelnut city, but very sweet, sugary. It near enough reminds me of the International Coffee hazelnut that my mom used to mix up from the rectangular tins. No complaints about the crafted body, it's solid with good mouth feel and moderate carbonation. This one is the hazelnut that keeps on giving and giving and giving. Too much hazelnut, too much sugar. Too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 19:55:12 | More by JackieTH
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mndanika

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-18-2013 20:49:54 | More by mndanika
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-15-2013 14:05:18 | More by jbaker67
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Pookie

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-15-2013 02:25:25 | More by Pookie
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-10-2013 23:13:14 | More by threedaggers
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stooge

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-06-2013 04:53:11 | More by stooge
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.