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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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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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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

otto251068, Jul 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

JRod1969, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a very nice dark brown color with some caramel edges. There is a nice cream colored head that forms to about 1/4 inch and is pretty dense but recedes quickly. (4.0)

Starts off with tons of hazelnut notes. These are quickly followed by some nice coffee notes. Some hazelnut liquor notes can be perceived as well. Slight sweetness from the hazelnuts with some mild caramel notes. The hazelnut notes are very very nice. (4.0)

Taste starts off with tons of hazelnut notes. Frangelico liquor all over. Sweet notes of hazelnuts and carmel mingle well and are complimented by some nice coffee bean notes. The ABV is well hidden but there is a slight burn. Nice caramel sweetness and and hazelnut flavored coffee creamer come to mind. Roasty malt notes throughout the middle of the brew are perceived as well as some nice fresh baked whole grain bread notes. Mouthfeel is nice and medium. Good for the style. Medium level of carbonation. (4.0) (4.0)

Founders really has been doing well with this series. this is probably not my favorite of the series but it is still good. A nice example of the ABA style with some interesting hazelnut notes to it. Well balanced and hidden ABV. (4.0)

JoEBoBpr, Jul 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

kennethkearns, Jul 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

TonyTalon, Jul 15, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into my CBS snifter. Dark brown in color with a thin, creamy head to it. Pretty good head retention to it.

the coffee really comes through in the aroma. The hazelnuts give it some roasted nutty flavors that I'm really liking. The sweeter, malty, brown ale flavors are a little overshadowed, but are very complimenting to the coffee flavors overall. Great aroma to it overall, the hazelnut coffee flavors were fantastic

The taste also shows a strong coffee presence. Up front it shows a little more of the traditional roasted coffee flavors, but the finish is where the nutty hazelnuts really shine. The malty sweetness of the base beer comes out in the finish as well and really mixes well with the hazelnut coffee flavor.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little above average. Overall, I thought it was a great beer. I actually really like hazelnut coffee and drink it frequently so this beer was really something I was looking forward to. The malty sweetness and the hazelnut coffee complimented each other very well. One of the better coffee infused beers I've had in a while.

billab914, Jul 15, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a beautiful deep brown. It is packed with luscious sumatra coffee beans and reminds you of delicious smelling breakfast when it first hits your tongue. If any of you are afraid of the price of this beer, trust me...it is worth it. Founders does not disappoint! The flavor and depth of this beer is so nutty and extreme that it would convert the non-beer drinkers to reconsider drinking ale. I have always been a long time follower of Founders Brewery and will continue to be. Please try to locate this beer quickly. I have a feeling it will be difficult to find. If you enjoy hazelnuts and dark roasted coffee, this is cream of the croup. Enjoy!

hopstermonster1, Jul 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

beerman999999, Jul 14, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dull brown with a half-inch, off-white head. There is great initial head retention and creamy lacing that streaks down the sides. Tremendous carbonation pushes bold notes of hazelnut and coffee through the beer's dense, foamy head. When the rich hazelnut mixes with the sweet, malty brown ale base I'm reminded of iced coffee...that's a little heavy on the creamer. The body is a solid medium and drinks much like a Guinness...but with double the %abv. Smooth drinking beer, but it doesn't have the body of their stout/porters. This is a great brown ale, worth trying, but for $17/bottle it's not worth a repeat.

ThePorterSorter, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

MJGTi, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

MacStinson, Jul 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

thebouch01, Jul 14, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared this with a friend yesterday. Poured into my dogfish tulip.

A - Pours a deep mahogany crystal clear pour with a light soft mocha head that faded to a light halo and cloud.

S - Delicious. Just freaking delicious. Like a ferrero rocher chocolate ball. HUGE hazelnut with faint chocolate.

T - Big roasted malts, chocolate, and hazelnut. Yeah, sooo much hazelnut and coffee with this. Its incredible how much nuttyness is coming through.

M - Mouthfeel is good, nice and creamy.

O - Overall this beer was awesome. Delivered excellently on the hazelnut.

rudzud, Jul 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Semi transparent amber brown color with a thick and sticky cap of tan foam. Lots of sticky lace.

Very aromatic. Coffee dominates followed by the hazelnut. Some cream and vanilla to go with the roastiness.

Lots of roasted coffee beans with hazelnut, fresh cream and vanilla bean. Nice moderate malt sweetness with a long roasted coffee bean flavor. Very tasty.

The feel is fine. Very smooth and creamy, but the body may be a tad light for a beer of it's size. Doesn't detract from the overall beer though in my opinion.

Awesome coffee centered beer here. Nice flavor depth in a non-Imperial Stout beer. Allows the coffee to come through more. Really thing this is a great fourth beer in this series. Like always, Founders lives up to their quality brews.

jera1350, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

bozodogbreath, Jul 14, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this bottle up today, poured into a Founders pint glass.

Pours a dark brown color with an amber hue, finger width of off white head and slightly translucent. Smell is all coffee, hazelnut with out a doubt. One of the nicest smelling beers around. Taste again.. syrupy hazelnut, iced coffee, A touch of vanilla and caramel. Moderate body and Nice carbonation. This thing packs a hazelnut wallop and it's fantastic, I can't remember having a better brown ale

JustinMatthew, Jul 14, 2012
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,137 ratings.