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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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89
very good

1,117 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,117
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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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

3.23/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 750 mL bottle chilled and poured into a Kate the Great tulip. Picked this up and chilled since purchase.

Appearance: Medium to dark brown with a slight beige head that recedes into nothing rather quickly.

Aroma: Big hazelnut flavored coffee notes upfront. Rather sweet with low bitterness considering the high amount of coffee. Pretty one dimensional.

Taste: Lots of the hazlenut coffee is coming through strong. Definitely on the sweeter end with just a touch of bitterness at the end. Not quite cloying but close and still one dimensional.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with average carbonation.

Overall, an interesting brown ale with big hazlnet coffee flavors. The real downside of this beer is that it is one dimensional and borders on being cloyingly sweet. Not bad, but I doubt I would revisit for the price.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 01:46:47 | More by Gosox8787
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-23-2012 00:23:53 | More by duceswild
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was not a big fan of this flavoured coffee beer experience. The infused hazelnut wafts aroma, very roasted taste and dry finish. Its all about this flavour and its not really a beer to me, I am OK with many of these coffee beers. Not this time. Doug's bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 00:08:19 | More by Sammy
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Whimpers

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-23-2012 00:07:00 | More by Whimpers
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will1256

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

07-22-2012 20:50:49 | More by will1256
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-22-2012 18:52:40 | More by bonez05404
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apocalypsezombie


4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-22-2012 14:40:18 | More by apocalypsezombie
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KevSal

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-22-2012 08:09:54 | More by KevSal
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azdback

Arizona

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a small snifter. Dark brown color with just a bit lighter color highlights. Head is a very small finger of creamy white colored and thin in appearance. Lace doesn't look like it want to play tonight.

Smell is a fantastically sweet. This really smells like a cup of coffee with some hazelnut creamer. Some smokey and roasted beans. Quite nice.

Taste is almost exactly as it smells. Roasted coffee, sweet creamer, some char and a bit of alcohol. This is quite a huge and fantastic tasting brown.

Mouth is velvety and creamy. Body is balanced but full and the finish is long and very wet.

Overall I really enjoyed this offering from Michigan. By far the best Brown I have encountered. It does have a lot of help from the hazelnuts and roasted coffee. Thanks to McNuts for this.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 07:50:05 | More by azdback
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that quickly fade into a thin patchy layer. Lacing is fairly light.

Smell: Very roasty with a huge blast of hazelnut and coffee. They ain't kidding around with the nut and coffee hints. Dark roasted malts with some hints of chocolate, caramel, toffee, cream, and vanilla. Also some big hints of brown sugar. Again the hazelnut is huge along with the coffee. Smells enticing.

Taste: Roasty and nutty like the smell indicates. Big taste of hazelnuts and coffee beans. Roasted malts with good notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, cream, and vanilla. A good amount of brown sugar and molasses. The hop presence is light but there is a somewhat noticeable bitterness in the background. A pretty sweet taste but far from overly syrupy. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat sticky. Finishes somewhat dry. Feels like a brown ale and not something imperial despite the high ABV. The alcohol is hidden pretty well considering that.

Overall: This came out pretty good to me. Hazelnut flavor is big but not overwhelming. A very good and interesting take on the brown ale style.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 05:57:23 | More by MattyG85
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-21-2012 04:15:30 | More by dasmusik
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-21-2012 03:13:01 | More by Aschap
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-21-2012 03:00:19 | More by Exiled
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WesM63

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a large snifter.

A: Pours a cloudy darker brown with a tiny 1/2finger off white head. Minimal lacing and retention.

S: Smells of coffee, toffee,caramel, hazelnut and maybe some vanilla.

T: Hazelnut! Some caramel and toffee in the middle and finishs with an almost coffee bitterness. A tiny bit of alcohol burn as it travels down.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: While I thoroughly enjoy the flavors in this one, they overpower everything else and in some cases, not in a good way. One of the let downs for me is that it is artificially flavored. (IMO, that's not part of the craft beer scene) IMO, I would prefer a strong brown ale with all the hazelnut/coffee/toffee taking a backseat but still very present.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 02:33:42 | More by WesM63
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-21-2012 01:12:36 | More by ADTaber
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2012 23:59:53 | More by nh2032
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ediaz

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-20-2012 23:01:26 | More by ediaz
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-19-2012 23:31:26 | More by Satchboogie
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-19-2012 21:12:20 | More by Eriktheipaman
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zeff80

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, brown color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - Smelled of hazelnut, coffee, caramel and toffee.

T - The hazelnut flavor is very strong and tasty. Sweet with caramel notes. Mild coffee-like bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - Great tasting beer although I feel in has to be shared. After a while all that hazelnut sweetness was simply too much.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 19:29:03 | More by zeff80
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-19-2012 16:50:56 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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Tamarack22

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-19-2012 05:17:33 | More by Tamarack22
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-19-2012 03:52:19 | More by jrohrbacher
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joshtrich

New York

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

07-19-2012 03:01:19 | More by joshtrich
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pouts a deep copper amber brown with ruby highlights. Average pour produces a finger and a half of light khaki head. Solid retention.

S- Aroma starts out with a big hazelnut coffee creamer aroma with a light roast coffee note in the background. Toffee, toasty bread and molasses touch on the finish.

T- Holy hazelnut intensity hits the palate at first with a touch of light roast coffee in the back end. Malt has a nice presence with characteristics of toasty bread, toffee and caramel. A touch of booze and a lingering nutty hazelnut.

MF- rich incredibly smooth almost creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. Even soft carbonation.

D- ok drinkability.

Overall a great tasting beer just really intense hazelnut. Couldn't do more than a glass at a time.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 02:53:21 | More by Viciousknishs
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,117 ratings.