Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Frangelic Mountain BrownFounders Frangelic Mountain Brown

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bashiba on 03-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,189 |  Reviews: 300
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of KJ2013
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.91/5  rDev +24%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature

L - Amber-brown color with a 2-finger thick, creamy cream-colored head. Great retention and lacing.

S - If you like coffee, this is heaven. If you like coffee and beer, it’s better than heaven. A huge blast of hazelnut coffee enters the room as soon as you open the bottle. Lots of toasted, roasted, and nutty malts with a big hazelnut presence. This smells amazing, and I’m so excited to taste it.

T - Lots of toasted and nutty malts and hazelnut coffee with a sweet undercurrent of caramel malt. There’s the slightest hint of earthy and floral hops at the finish, as well. Absolutely amazing.

F - Full-bodied with a great amount of carbonation for how much body it has, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a roasty bitter and dry finish. Coffee bitterness and caramel sweetness linger nicely. There’s a great throat-warming sensation from the alcohol, too.

O - If you’re looking for perfection in a brown ale, this is the closest I’ve found. It looks great with a sheet of lacing that forms as you drink it, it smells and tastes like hazelnut coffee (except better since it’s beer), and has a superb mouthfeel. I’m against giving beers a perfect 5 because I think that there’s always room for improvement and always somebody out there who can do something better eventually, but I’m having an extremely hard time staying true to that with this beer. This is absolutely superb. I’m SO PUMPED that Charleston started getting Founders again and that I got to try this beer. A must try for sure.

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Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.86/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served into a 12oz bullet glass at Tap and Mallet during the Founders vs. Goose Island tap takeover.

The pour was a nice clear mahogany, with a light beige 1 1/2-2" creamy head that stuck around til the end of the glass. Smelled of hazelnut coffee, caramel, toffee, ice cream, just a wonderful nose that I could appreciate for hours. Taste was much of the same, everything integrated near perfectly with a super creamy, full mouthfeel. I think that the nitro treatment really completes this beer, takes away any acrid, harsh coffee tinge and smooths out the whole experience. A must try if you see it on nitro.

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4.85/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.85/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers that Founders ever released.

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Photo of FATC1TY
4.82/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber to a Founders Tulip:

A: Medium colored brown, not as dark as I expected, but pretty deep brown. Pours a 1.5/2 finger tan head that lingers and fades to a simple rim around the glass. Pretty good lacing on the glass as I drink it.

S: Hazelnut. It's huge, it's a bomb on the nose. The coffee is pretty much back seat, it smells really good. Burnt sugar and coffee meddle with cocoa and a toasty biscuit smell.

T: The nutty hazelnut quality is really in your face, but you get the lighter roasted coffee flavor and the malty toasted flavor with it. Very balanced. Chocolate, and toasted biscuit notes in there, with the floral hops, and the slight syrupy nutty flavor is present, there is a slight spicy note that really give you everything but the kitchen sink! The hazelnut flavor really lingers and has a slight liquor like finish to the end that isn't bad. Alcohol is hidden, nothing to be found here for 9%. Allowing it to warm really brings the nutty flavor to the front.

M: Medium body, a bit lighter than I expected, would have liked it a bit thicker perhaps. Carbonation is just right, enough to really get the whole picture. Smooth, slightly creamy, but could have been lusher with more to it.

O: Great brown ale. I love browns, love coffee, and love hazelnuts. I really like this beer, and think it's a really good brew! Glad I got to get a bottle of this, and think it's one of the better brown ales I've had.

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4.79/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of the series Ive bought from a store, not friend or bar!

Huge head that arcs over the rim of the pint glass. Very translucent brown, low carbonation.

Oh it smells like heaven. Smells sweet, with a candy like hazelnut dryness. Coffee isnt overpowering, but comes in and announces itself. I get a bit of powdered sweet chocolate. So complex.

Very coffee forward, but not an overly bitter flavor, its a very smooth, sweet, creamy, nutty flavor. It does get a touch bitter upfront, but just enough to be coffee forward--which this beer is the hazelnut coffee all the way. Perfect use of coffee, I actually get the taste of a perfectly brewed coffee. Its almost got a creamy feeling that I believe is sweet milk chocolate.

It honestly feels like hazelnut coffee. Smooth and creamy feeling dominates until late. Slighty dry feeling to finish things out.

This one is much better than Better Half, In my opinion.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown from Founders Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 1,189 ratings.
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