Sumatra Mountain Brown | Founders Brewing Company

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Sumatra Mountain BrownSumatra Mountain Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This bold, imperial brown ale gets its body from a team of malts including Caramel malt for sweetness, flaked barley for dense foam, a bit of Chocolate malt for its deep color and Aromatic and Munich malts to add even more depth. German and Perle hops add a touch of bitterness to balance the malty sweetness. The addition of rich Sumatra coffee takes this perfectly balanced imperial brown ale to a decadent level.

Added by drxandy on 12-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#629
Reviews:
419
Ratings:
1,678
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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98
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Photo of tourdot
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chewy6935
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tracker83
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strohme2
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Live review from Founders!Reddish brown with minimal head. It does last for most of the beer though. Smells like cold press coffee. Super smooth mouthfeel, strong coffee taste without being bitter. Some cinnamon, chocolate also make an appearance. Really solid, great choice for a
morning beer.

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Photo of chillin
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masonz223
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

smell: coffe Carmel vanilla
Taste: coffe upfront milk chocolate. Middle of the mouth Carmel some roasted notes. Finishes with a lactose and medium roast coffee.
Feel:light to medium body very drinkable
Overall: Another solid beer from founders

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Photo of dexterk1
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Loudog1411
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rons35
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigleague
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warnerry
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Notes from 12/7/10

Pours a somewhat cloudy medium brown with minimal head. Aromas are rather subtle coffee, some noticeable alcohol, and a faint amount of sweet malt. Taste is primarily coffee with some apparent alcohol. Has a nice hop presence for a brown. Malts are mostly caramel, and rather subtle. Medium mouthfeel, very slightly syrupy. Overall, this was good but not amazing. The alcohol is very apparent.

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3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 12/7/10.

Pours a cloudy brown with not much head. Some residual lacing, but not much.

All kinds of coffee in the scent. Some malt presence as well as a bit of heat. I also detect some grassy hops.

There is a very large dose of Breakfast Stout like coffee flavor with some chocolate and slight bitter hops. These flavors are heavily front loaded not leaving much room for the brown ale malts to come through. Hopefully in time the coffee will be subdued to help the other flavors improve.

Medium in the mouth with feelings of creaminess. The aftertaste is clean but with a bitterness like celery.

This is very drinkable for the ABV. Solid but not exceptional.

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Sumatra Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 1,678 ratings