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Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,122 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 55
Gots: 294 | 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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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-04-2013 19:01:32 | More by leftstagebrew
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Seakyden

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-02-2013 15:36:15 | More by Seakyden
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k_rhodes

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

04-30-2013 00:02:01 | More by k_rhodes
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Devilman

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.6%

04-27-2013 22:36:33 | More by Devilman
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Dan3279

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-26-2013 23:53:15 | More by Dan3279
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LockeSD

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-25-2013 20:53:39 | More by LockeSD
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rumorsofsurf

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

04-24-2013 01:38:19 | More by rumorsofsurf
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-23-2013 02:00:49 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-22-2013 01:11:40 | More by Dirtinabottle
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%

Appearance: Pours an ice tea brown color with a rather modest head that fritters away rather quickly though it leaves a scattering of dots all around the glass

Smell: Hazelnut coffee, with undertones of toffee and vanilla

Taste : Hazelnut coffee with bitterness in the background from both the coffee and nutskin elements; in the middle, the vanilla and toffee sweetness builds but never becomes overwhelming; the finish is nicely balanced - not too sweet but filled with the flavor

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: The ratings have built for this beer over time as I recall when I first bought the bottle the ratings were terrible; not sure whether the beer has developed that much since it was bottled but I rather enjoyed the beer though it is not something I would likely seek out again

04-21-2013 22:15:47 | More by brentk56
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supa0525

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2013 16:05:53 | More by supa0525
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Bluecane

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2013 05:54:26 | More by Bluecane
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

04-20-2013 22:37:09 | More by outoffocus
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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-20-2013 15:27:34 | More by civicm87
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mickgeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-19-2013 19:30:32 | More by mickgeo
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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bigsquirrel

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -24.6%

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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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CMUbrew

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -2%

Review from Fall 2012
750 mL bottle poured into a Founders snifter

A: Nut brown in color with ruby highlights. Looks quite oily.

S: Hazelnut coffee. It's that simple. If you're expecting anything else you're out of luck.

T: Most definitely hazelnut coffee. Thats about all I get. Coffee is slightly tannic. I would not consider the pure hazelnut coffee flavor that bad as that is what Founers was going for, although I would have liked it to be sweeter. Flavors became slightly less pleasing as the beer warmed although not terribly so.

M: Slick, oily, and slightly viscous.

O: This had potential to be a top favorite of mine in the brown ale style as well as beer in general. I love hazelnut coffee, but I needed this one to be sweeter (you won't hear too many people say that).

04-14-2013 20:26:56 | More by CMUbrew
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-12-2013 23:33:49 | More by Cdunk11
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West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Joethebeerpro

Georgia

4.49/5  rDev +12.8%

Frangelic Mountain Brown is the quintessential taproom “one-off” beer: Founders’ brewers created the Mountain Brown series for their taproom in Grand Rapids in 2007. Frangelic Mountain Brown is the 16th iteration in the series of popular brown ales—and it likely won’t be the last. The singular characteristic of this beer comes from the use of hazelnut coffees in the brewing process. The beer has distinct aromatics with sweet and nutty flavors beautifully balanced. Founders is known for its beers made with coffee (i.e., the Breakfast Stout series), but this is both the brewery’s first brown ale and its first beer brewed with hazelnut coffees to be bottled. It clocks in at 9% ABV.
It's amazing with brownies!

04-11-2013 05:47:42 | More by Joethebeerpro
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-11-2013 01:35:55 | More by DanGeo
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.