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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
Photo of philbe311
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - An active pour yields two fingers worth of cascading ultra lush ultra creamy light khaki colored head... The color is a medium to dark brown that is still rather translucent... A limited bit of fast paced carbonation can bee seen towards the top of the glass... Very solid looking brew...

S - The hazelnut as at the forefront and dominate the nose in a very flattering way... Brown sugar... Coffee... An additional layer of nuttiness lies beneath the surface... Perhaps even a slight bit chocolatey...

T - The palate is a carbon copy of the nose... The hazlenut is the dominate player and all of the other flavors compete to be second fiddle... There are also some lightly charred notes on the finish with the faintest of hop kicks... I love hazelnut coffee, but this one may be a bit too overpowering...

M - Medium bodied... Velvety smooth to start... Light but assertive carbonation... The finish turns a bit chalky and is slightly dry...

D - A very nice beer from Founders... The certainly nailed their objective and created a hazelnut coffee beer... Assertive and pronounced as most other Founder's offerings... There is nothing off putting about this beer and it is rather quite enjoyable, but I'm not sure I would indulge in this one on a regular basis, but I'm quite happy that I had the chance to try...

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Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a brown color with a bit of amber coming through around the edges and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some brown sugar, roasted coffee, hazelnuts, and some earthy hops.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some hazelnuts and other nuttiness. Through the middle, some roasted coffee comes through with some earthy hops and some brown sugar. The finish is mix of sweet caramel malts with roasted coffee, hazelnuts, and a bit of earthy hop bitterness.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasted, and sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good imperial brown ale with the hazelnut coffee coming through very nicely.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Ohiovania
4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ncstateplaya
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Chaney
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a lighter color brown than I was expecting as it poured into the glass. However, sitting in my Schlafly snifter, it appeared a VERY burnt brown.

S: Chestnut, Christmas scent for sure. What? This is hazelnut? Wow, don't mind if I do. I'm biased now since I'm a huge hazelnut fan.

T: Most certainly some coffee notes in this thing. Aside from that, this was the way it smelled, only LESS intense. This wasn't the dessert feature I was searching for. Not on a pedestal....

M: Not sugary... more nutty, and with a bit of coffee lingering. The lacing on the glass was ridiculous.

O: Man, I think it wasn't what I expected from Founders. It was good, but it wasn't.

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Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

8oz pour, on tap at Founders Fest. Fresh brewed. Served in a plastic Founders cup. High class!

Pours deep brown with 1.5 finger tan head. A sort of golden brown around the edges. Nice lacing- even on the plastic cup. 

Terrific hazelnut coffee nose! Just insane how freakin good it smells. I can't stop sniffing. 

Taste really delivers on that hazelnut coffee nose. Hazelnuts and coffee dominate with cocoa, caramel, mild charred malt and brown suger. No trace of alcohol, just coffee and hazelnut goodness. 

Medium light bodied with just enough carbonation to keep the flavors active for a long zesty aftertaste. 

Outstanding! I'm having trouble finding a store in Atlanta that will start any kind of waiting list for next month's bottle release so it was awesome to try this at the brewery. Definately worth a shot if you get the opportunity. 

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Photo of Danielr26
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dull brown with a half-inch, off-white head. There is great initial head retention and creamy lacing that streaks down the sides. Tremendous carbonation pushes bold notes of hazelnut and coffee through the beer's dense, foamy head. When the rich hazelnut mixes with the sweet, malty brown ale base I'm reminded of iced coffee...that's a little heavy on the creamer. The body is a solid medium and drinks much like a Guinness...but with double the %abv. Smooth drinking beer, but it doesn't have the body of their stout/porters. This is a great brown ale, worth trying, but for $17/bottle it's not worth a repeat.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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