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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3152) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Pours a deep medium brown color with a smallish khaki head that doesn’t survive very long. Smells of hazelnuts in spades. Chocolate coffee and caramel round out the aroma quite nicely. the flavor is a solid chocolatey brown ale with a heavy dose of hazelnuts and a hint of coffee. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a silky velvety mouthfeel. Very nice brown ale with a ton of hazelnut flavor. Never seems like its 9% very simple but very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drjohnrock (592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Poured from bottle at Natifest 12. STRONG sweet malty aroma, medium coffee hue, strong yet smooth matly flavor with definite chocolate notes--can really taste the alcohol as well. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
From the 8/2012 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured an orange-brown color with a medium sized creamy orange-beige head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet toffee, nut and coffee. The flavor was sweet hazelnut, toffee, coffee, vanilla cream and touches of smoke and wood. Very long finish of hazelnut, toffee, vanilla cream and coffee. Thick and creamy body. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the last Tampa crew tasting. Pours a hazy, misty brown with an off-white head. Nose is hazelnuts, cocoa, chocolate, light coffee or cafe con leche, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor is similarly deep: nuts, light malt, cocoa, cafe con leche, vanilla, and more vanilla/ wood, with some maple. Lovable, relatively light-bodied brown with lots of sweetness. I could drink this all the time if it wasn’t 9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20445) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty nutty caramel and chocolate aroma. Slightly roasted malty sweetish chocolate nutty flavor. Has a sweetish malty chocolate and coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Smells almost exclusively of hazelnut... very little coffee aroma and very little in the way of typical brown ale character. The flavor is very tasty. Sweet milk chocolate, hazelnut, and mild coffee come through on the palate. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2988) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Wow, I did not expect this but you know what Its good. Really heavy handed hazelnut coffee flavor that is much stronger then I expected. The more I drank it though, the more I enjoyed it. The flavors may be excessive but they are well done and quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4902) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Strong nut aroma, coffee in the background. Clear brown, medium yellow head. Strong delicious flavor of hazelnut coffee. Lightly sweet. Hints of mossy soil. Soft carbonation, medium head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
queenholly (3592) - 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.

   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.

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