Frangelic Mountain Brown
Founders Brewing Company

Frangelic Mountain BrownFrangelic Mountain Brown
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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #30
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,492
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 13.02%
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
1,464
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Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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Frangelic Mountain BrownFrangelic Mountain Brown
Notes: We love a well-balanced brown ale. Especially a brown ale of the hazelnut coffee persuasion. Case in point: Frangelic Mountain Brown. Initially brewed and released in bottles in 2012, this deliciously sweet and nutty coffee brown ale quickly became a favorite amongst beer fans and inspired us to continue pushing the coffee and beer envelope. Turns out your new favorite coffee drink is a beer.
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Reviews by KevinL:
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KevinL from Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 19, 2020
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Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 03, 2020
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beerguy24 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Oct 06, 2012
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AlexFields from Tennessee

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells sweet and mainly of hazelnut, even the coffee notes are restrained compared to the hazelnut.

Taste is pretty similar, very sweet, lots of hazelnut, some subtle coffee.

This is a good beer, not amazing but perfectly drinkable. I don't see why everyone has been shitting on this beer so much.

7.3/10

Jan 27, 2013
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Mcooly from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Dec 31, 2012
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MaseFace from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Nov 17, 2012
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WKole81 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

May 24, 2013
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Shan-man from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Feb 04, 2020
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nodder from New York

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apr 03, 2020
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle shared by jdiddy. Pours a beautiful mahogany color with a loose head that dissipates into a soapy skim with clustered dollops. Nose expresses a huge hazelnut and coffee presence. Taste follows nose; however, there is a distinct artificial sweetener character with a slightly bitter and lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with a crisp, even carbonation. I can honestly say that 3-4 oz. was more than a sufficient pour. The artificial sweetener is just a bit too much in my opinion. If you plan on opening this, make sure you have some help.

Aug 06, 2012
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savagepanda from Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Mar 03, 2013
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hilgart1 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Jul 24, 2012
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Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Apr 23, 2014
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CraftFan5 from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 20, 2015
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robwired from Kansas

4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark chocolate nutty nose leads to dark chocolate nutty flavor. Think biting into dark chocolate candies with nuts. Medium body, medium creamy mouthfeel. Finishes with a smooth dryness with coffee notes.

Feb 20, 2020
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dalepryor from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Dec 07, 2012
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lindseyanne79 from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

Sep 27, 2012
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vinny21bal from Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

Dec 02, 2013
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mndanika from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Dec 18, 2013
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Devman171 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Oct 18, 2014
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birchstick from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown poor without much of a head. Jose is tons of hazelnut,sugary brown malts. Taste opens up with brown sugar mts that move on to loads of hazelnut coffee. Ends with more hazelnut flavors. Mouth is watery, yet full. Overall, this is a decent offering from Founders - bold in hazelnut, which makes it a little one dimensional, but still pretty solid.

Nov 14, 2012
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AdamBear from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-murky brown with a thin cream colored head

S-light scent of dark grains, pumpernickel, and hazelnut.

T-awesome thick taste of creamy hazelnut. Absolutely reminds me of hazelnut coffee. Great tasting in and out

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish.

O-it's pretty awesome but it's a bit of a novelty. It tastes so true to flavor and with any flaws that it almost doesn't even taste like a beer. It's good though. I recommend it but I won't get it again.

Nov 22, 2012
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oldp0rt from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Nov 18, 2012
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Jballn from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Feb 20, 2013
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Boston_Steve from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Sep 03, 2014
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