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RATINGS: 376   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Dark brown in color, with a thin head. Nice Dark malt and light hops mix. Big alcohol aroma and finish. Very tasty Big beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5480) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2012
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with hazelnut coffee, thx to Secret Santa!, complex brew, malty/roasted and slightly sweet, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with light off white ring of a head. Nose/taste of hazelnut, coffee, toasted malt and light caramel toffee. Medium body. Finishes slightly roasted hazlenut coffee. smooth.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arkurzynski (1526) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours a murky red-brown color with minimal off-white head. Amazing aroma of sweetened hazelnut coffee, vanilla cream wafer cookies, and brown sugar. Flavor starts with sweet hazelnut syrup, vanilla, and brown sugar and gives way to crisp, acidic coffee and toasted/mild roasted malt. Acidic finish with some sticky sweetness. Ultra smooth with no alcohol coming through. A little sweet, but a great dessert-like beer.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1047) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours a sultry brown with a thinner khaki head that when swished produces a finger or so of larger bubbles. Nose is as advertised: plenty of hazelnut coffee notes, bringing back memories of an old downtown coffee shop that I used to sip on hazelnut coffees at in high school. The taste is somewhat sweet, quite bitter, and neither seems to compliment the other. Palate is slick, rather thin, with a lingering metallic nuttiness. I was really hoping for a richer body, maybe more sweetness. The aromatics are great, but as i continued to drink they started to grate on me. I was disappointed. My suggestion is to find plenty of people to share this one with, as in small doses it’s not so bad and kind of clever.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (694) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle from CAH. Pours a dark brown with nice head. nose is ground hazelnut coffe e from Wawa. First sip is huge brown malt wih nuuty irishman flavor including cream, finish is nice witn xweet creamy vlavors followed by slight hoppy bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Looked like a 25.4 oz Bottle. A tasty brown if you like Nutella. Hazelnut, sweet chocolate, nutella scent. Dark brown, almost black, pour with a light tan fluffy head to ring. Medium bodied, creamy texture. Hazelnut up front, coffee, dark chocolate, slight bitter burn finish, overall tastes like Nutella. Kind of singular in make up.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1290) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
HUGE thanks to the man, the legend, the one and only PEPSIEDCAN. Mad props, yo. This beer pours a clear brown with a 2 finger slightly off white head. A quick whiff of the beer and immediately you are whisked away to Tibs’ coffee shop... Sweet artificial hazelnut coffee, coffee and more coffee. I am starting to get afraid that this beer is going to be super cloying before even tasting it... As I take my first sip, I breath a slight sigh of relief finding comfort in the fact that it really isn’t cloying at all. Yes, it’s sweet. Yes, it lacks a certain depth. It’s not very roasty, despite all it’s coffee undertones. No alcohol is apparent at all, which could be dangerous. All in all, this beer is a winner. Like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
22oz bottle. Brown / red color, little off-white head, leaving good dots of lace. Lighter body for the ABV, and easy to drink for 9%. Definitely lacks any kind of bite or alcohol taste. Nice (artificial) hazelnut coffee taste. It’s not too sweet, like the hazelnut is in Rogue’s brown. Sort of sweet, but a little bitter in there, too, and a bit of noticeable hop. Light chocolate. Had the bomber all to myself while playing Settlers of Catan with friends, and it held my interest all the way through. Nice to sip on during the long-term. My friend Greg tasted a bit, he had this to say: "I mean, it’s good beer. It’s enjoyable, but all I really taste is that roast. And maybe a little bitter after it. I do like the hazelnut, though. It’s refreshing"

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle from Craft Ale House. Pours hazy medium brown with off-khaki head. Nose is heavy coffee, hazelnut, hops, malt. Tasted complex, dense on the palate, with big coffee, hazelnut, malt, and hops. This beer was very good.


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