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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Frangelic Mountain Brown is the quintessential taproom “one-off” beer: Founders’ brewers created the Mountain Brown series for their taproom in Grand Rapids in 2007. Frangelic Mountain Brown is the 16th iteration in the series of popular brown ales—and it likely won’t be the last. The singular characteristic of this beer comes from the use of hazelnut coffees in the brewing process. The beer has distinct aromatics with sweet and nutty flavors beautifully balanced. Founders is known for its beers made with coffee (i.e., the Breakfast Stout series), but this is both the brewery’s first brown ale and its first beer brewed with hazelnut coffees to be bottled. It clocks in at 9% ABV.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Tap at Brewhaven. Fresh roasted coffee and hazelnut aroma. Aroma alone, I could drink this stuff for breakfast. Amber with a small beige head. Roasty coffee malt, hazelnut, astringent, black pepper flavor with a roasty bitter finish. Light to medium body, light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle (thanks Brad) poured into a snifter: Well the aroma of hazelnut is impressive, and you sense your in for a treat. Very easy to drink brown ale with great flavor. Fun and enjoyable. Really enjoyed this and hope to have more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours dark brown with very strong hazelnut coffee aroma, slightly sweet with strong hazelnut flavor, overall a fantastic brown ale

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2012
750 bottle (thanks to AndyReynolds) - pours murky brown with tan head. Nose is chocolate, wood and hazelnut. Flavor adds alcohol and toastiness. Dry and bitter finish. Lightly sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyReynolds (977) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle. Great aroma; chocolate malts. Notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, coffee, vanilla, and hazelnut. Palate is surprisingly light. Flavor sweet finishing dry, damn impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Clear brown with a decent tan head that lingers huge aroma big flavor nutty flavor hazelnut dry finish medium body great flavor

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (960) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Tulip pour, deep brown, light, thin head. Aroma is intense. Fantastic! Coffee, super hazelnut, smooth and sweet, caramel. Flavor is slightly less, good hazelnut notes, smooth creamed coffee, nutty, caramel sweetness. Really nice. Palate is a decent medium with light lacing. Fantastic!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Draft at Binny’s South Loop. Pours a translucent deep brown with red. Thin offwhite head that fades. The nose is a big blast of cocoa and coffee, hazlenut and vanilla. Yep, frangelico. The beer is kind of lost overall. On tasting, it really hides the abv well. Seems missing the base beer again in taste. Somewhat thin on the palate. Reminiscent of irish coffee. Sweet to start but it does dry out. An interesting go but not really a great beer. Would probably work better with they porter, actually. Okay.

1.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
moefriedman (34) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Not sure where RB gets off calling this a Strong Ale. It’s obviously a brown ale brewed with coffee and artificial hazelnut flavoring. There is no beer like quality to this. It tastes like the $2 Iced Hazelniut Coffee I purchase at Dunkin Donuts except it costs $15. Drain pour

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2270) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours brown with no head. Aroma of hazelnuts, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste follows, really nice hides alcohol well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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