Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown - Founders Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.