Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 396   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1405) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Bottle, this ale had a clear (it got a little hazy as poured towards the bottom of the bottle) ruby pour with dark brown at the top and sides of the glass, there was a one finger head of off-white bubbles that receded to a sparse cover and ring, the effervescence was mild in the glass, this beer left small spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, I found a wide ring of light colored brown sediment on the bottom of the bottle, this ale had big aromas of sweet chocolate and hazelnut, roasted malt, and faint caramel with generous sweetness on the nose, it had flavors of hazelnut, roasted malt, and hints of caramel and chocolate, the finish had a syrup like sweetness to it with roasted malt folowing, the mouth feel was medium and felt creamy with a touch of a syrupy feel on the palate, and average carbonation, it had a good nose, the flavors were ok, a nice blend of beer and hazelnut coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (5796) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours cloudy, tea brown with a tall tan head. Scent is clean wood, dry nuts, coffee. Taste is immensely hazelnut....it generates a sweetness on top of the coffee. Exceptionally creamy. I’d like to have one of these in front of the fireplace this winter....in fact, I’m going to reserve a few bottles at the Cork, right now. A truly excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy -amber brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coconut, rum, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coconut, nuts, and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
750Ml botle. Med brown pour into a tulip. Usually a style I shy away from, but this one is really good. Very flavorful, strong coffee without much bitterness and a ton of sweetness from the hazelnuts. If you don’t mind sweetness you should enjoy this. Quite refershing and very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle from Rick’s. Served in a Founders tulip. Nose is incredible. Hazelnut and a bit of coffee. Very smooth. Flavor scales it back a bit, but could use more body. Quite tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
(750ml bottle) clear medium brown, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of absolutely rich hazelnut coffee, cream, bits of cream, macadamia nuts. Taste of hazelnut, rich cream, fairly fresh coffee,mild acidity, liking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
I was not a big fan of this flavoured coffee beer experience. The infused hazelnut wafts aroma, very roasted taste and dry finish. Its all about this flavour and its not really a beer to me, I am OK with many of these coffee beers. Not this time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Bomber. Brown pour with decent head and lacking on retention. Malty nose with lots of coffee and moderate amounts of hazelnut and other nuts. Taste comes through heavy on flavored coffee. Almost like it was brewed with a flavored coffee creamer but one of the sugar free kind. Not as sweet as I was expecting. Hopeful for better taste but certainly not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2012
Bottled. Dirty-ass brown color. Stinky nose of coffee and grounds. Sweet, flavor of coffee and nuts. Very thin body. Gross.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Has some really coffee and hazelnut scents. Taste is really sweet and chocolately, a little boozy finish. Almost has a spiked chocolate milk like flavor, decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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