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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,114 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,114
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 54
Gots: 294 | FT: 24
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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Roberto11232

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-16-2014 03:59:08 | More by Roberto11232
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am trying a two year old bottle at Windber Hotel outside of J'town PA. The beer poured a a clear rich brown with thin to no head that is not lacing much. The scent is slightly sour and bready. Not getting much hazelnut, etc. The taste is smooth and the coffee and hazelnut come alive in the taste it is very nice! The mouthfeel is full body with subtle carbonation. Overall I am greatful for the chance to try it. Thanks to eric the bar keep.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 21:09:34 | More by WoodBrew
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EdVandenberg

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-10-2014 13:33:06 | More by EdVandenberg
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours murky brown color with a one finger head of cream foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel and coffee smell with some hints of a chocolate mixed within. Along with these aromas are some smells of hazelnut as well as a little bit of a more earthy hop aroma. A little bit of toffee and a touch of breadiness are there as well, with the overall aroma, being a somewhat weak, oddly mixed, and not quite balanced smell.

Taste – A rather strong hazelnut coffee flavor is present right from the start, remaining constant throughout the taste and creating a base for the flavors of the brew. There is also a very sweet caramel and chocolate flavor at the start. As the taste advances the sweetness persists, only with it transitioning, as a bit of the caramel moves toward a more a toffee and molasses like flavor and with the chocolate gaining some flavors of vanilla enhancing the sweetness. Toward the very end some light earthy and floral hop flavors, as well as a light level of booziness comes to the tongue leaving a sweet, lightly boozy, hazelnut coffee flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are quite nice for the style as they really meld well the hazelnut coffee and sweeter flavors of the brew nicer and make for a decently easy drinker.

Overall – A nice imperial porter that isn’t trying to mimic a stout and take tons of roast, but instead melds well chocolate flavors with a nice hazelnut coffee flavor to create a very pleasant smooth sipper with a good level of coffee, chocolate, and sweet.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 01:20:50 | More by Darkmagus82
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stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-01-2014 00:41:48 | More by stogirelli
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes, drank on 6/28/12

Pours dark brown with reddish tinge SUPER thick off white light brown head. Smells overpoweringly like hazelnut coffee. Low carbonation. Taste exactly like it smells - super strong hazelnut coffee! Not a big hazelnut fan but here its great.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 03:47:02 | More by Beerlover
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-21-2014 16:40:40 | More by deapokid
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-16-2014 02:33:33 | More by DrunkinYogi
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-14-2014 02:54:28 | More by arlingtonjoe
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-13-2014 17:14:13 | More by xk6m6m5x
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-12-2014 21:47:31 | More by mvanwoerm
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-09-2014 04:41:39 | More by afsdan
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-06-2014 13:10:20 | More by richkrull
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with friends.
Thanks to Phyl21ca for the bottle!

Pours a clear brown with a short bubbly mocha head with a bit of lace. The nose is of nutty malts and alcohol. On the palate, the beer is again dominated by sweet nutty flavors from malts or extract syrups(?); as loads of sweet caramel malt, butterscotch, milk chocolate. Medium-light body and nice carbonation leaves it a bit thin. Overall, it tasted a bit thin, sweet and a little out of balance.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 14:49:03 | More by mtomlins
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Rob315

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-27-2014 18:44:40 | More by Rob315
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.24/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with a medium size light brown foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of nutty liquor is quiet dominant with some overly sweet notes also identifiable. Tasted is dominated by the sweet fake nutty flavours with some overly sweet notes. Body is light with good carbonation. I didn’t appreciate the nutty liquor flavours and thought the beer was too sweet for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 23:09:52 | More by Phyl21ca
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masterofsparks

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

03-24-2014 20:08:44 | More by masterofsparks
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Schulte30

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-23-2014 05:20:34 | More by Schulte30
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-20-2014 16:40:48 | More by spinrsx
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-19-2014 18:31:18 | More by cardsfan
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Scapino

Ohio

5/5  rDev +25.6%

03-18-2014 16:00:25 | More by Scapino
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Reappropriated

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-11-2014 23:49:27 | More by Reappropriated
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JVan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-11-2014 23:36:26 | More by JVan
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Loco_Joe

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-09-2014 20:20:24 | More by Loco_Joe
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ricknelson

Vermont

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip style glass. Came to a nice head, but not as high as I would have expected.
Very nice color, mild lacing. Could smell the hazelnut, which is flavor of Dunkin Donuts coffee
that I usually would pick. Nice tasting beer with just a hint of a little bitterness. Shared this with
a friend and we both gave it high marks for overall appeal. Its a beer that I would buy again.
There really hasn't been a Founders beer that I've had that I would not rate as a great beer.
Very dependable brewer that I have used in my group tastings in the past. Can't miss beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 02:26:09 | More by ricknelson
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,114 ratings.