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RATINGS: 380   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours brown like iced tea with a white head. Aroma is coffee, hazelnut, and vanilla. Flavor is sweet, caramel, vanilla, roasty hazelnut, a little coffee and earthy notes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
the glorious smell that gets me going every morning, coffee with hazlenut creamer. Simply tantilizing aroma. The flavor is equally pleasant in rich hazelnut coffee flavor. Sligh chocolate and woody notes round out this exceptional brew. Great mouthfeel, medium body, smooth, not so bitter finish. Founders really knows how to use coffee in a beer. Love it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2878) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Interesting beer. The aroma is mellow coffee, hazelnuts, caramel. The appearance is brown, translucent, tinge of red, off-white head. The flavor is like the aroma, coffee, hazelnut, caramel, vanilla. The finish is sweet, then some roast, and pine and grapefruit. Medium in body, actually a little on the thin side. Decent overall, an unique and interesting experiment.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber/brown with a small off white/light brown head. Smells distinctly hazelnut and coffee with a sweet and milky compliment. Creamy hazelnut coffee taste with milk and sugar ends abrubtly with a short burnt coffee aftertaste. Medium mouth feel and overall an excellent beer that is nothing short of what is expected from a brewery like Founders.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3214) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Pours a clear deep amber/chestnut with a medium tan head. Aroma has nice hazelnut...almost peanut butter!...nutty with coffee...smells like a coffee shop. Flavor is a nice base brown...roasty and nutty...great hazelnut, coffee and peanut butter notes. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice nutty lingering finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevencon (464) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Reviewed from Notes at Drowland’s tasting - From Daknole - clear brown body, white head some lacing, spell in very fresh hazelnut coffee nutty, not very roasty or burnt. taste of coffee, toffe, medium body which suits well for the brown ale. not super heavy but very tasty. I think this is one that best consumed fresh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Hazelnut aroma is tempting and brown pour is thin but appealing. Taste is smooth and balanced with coffee on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
This poured a murky lighter brown color with a beiege head. Aroma was in your face Nutella, lots of hazelnuts, and fresh ground coffee, and toasted malts there as well. Flavor was much the same but a litle toned down, mainly all coffee and nuts, the underlying base beer really doesn’t lend much to the added components but still overall a great dessert beer.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1155) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2012
750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy orange red with a light tan head. Rich, delicious hazelnut roast coffee aroma, chocolate chip. Smooth hazelnut coffee flavors, brown sugar, cocoa, earthiness. Can’t live up to the awesome aroma, but still very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks daknole. Dark brown pour, off-white head. Aroma of hazelnuts. Flavor has the same hazelnut essence to it, some potting soil, a touch of coffee and a back end of pepper. Nice thick mouthfeel.


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