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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Frangelic Mountain Brown is the quintessential taproom ďone-offĒ beer: Foundersí 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 alesóand it likely wonít 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 breweryís first brown ale and its first beer brewed with hazelnut coffees to be bottled. It clocks in at 9% ABV.


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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Frangelic pours a slightly off colored brown that becomes a deeply rich mahogany color when held to the light. A light beige one and a half finger head is comprised of large, soapy bubbles and take a small time disappearing. Itís a deep looking brown ale but itís nothing to write home about. Artificial hazelnut and malt are the first two things I get on the nose. Not too artificial smelling but definitely there. Thereís a slight alcohol on the background but itís very hidden. Hazelnut, coffee, malt, caramel and alcohol are about all I get from this beer. Itís smells very sweet and slightly one dimensional, but not in a bad way. The nut scent stands out here and Iím sure thatís what Founders was shooting for. Hazelnut flavored coffee up front. What can I say? The malt follows and is very nutty and sweet. Lots of caramel flavors under coffee. The malt backbone here really reminds me of Fat Tire for some reason... Very sweet and I see why some donít like it. I enjoy the sweetness though but I donít know about dropping $13 a bottle for this more than once. Overall a medium thickness in the mouth. Thinner than a stout but thicker than the usual brown ale. Overall, a great brown ale with an interesting showcase ingredient. I fail to find the "nasty" artificiality that some are getting and I find that the artificial hazelnut note works out well within the whole beer. The price and availability are the only limiting factors. While Iím delighted to have had a bottle, itís not something Iíll chase down.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cosmo6644 (86) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle share, aroma of nuts and roasted malts, pretty good, but old bottle and flavors have aged well, a little thin now, hopefully they make some again like cbs ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Brown light pour with white head. 22oz pour at Lakehouse. Nutty. Cocoa and coffee notes but nuts control this puppy. Maple and honey notes. Yum

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (704) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
MrOrla meets Shaun Hill. Pours Brown reddish. Aroma and taste of Hazelnuts, Hazelnuts, Coffe, nuetella is the word, very well hidden alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14648) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle @ Mr.Orla meets Shaun Hill, Odense. Pre C4 Pale Ale Festival, 2015. Pours Amber with a bubbly head. Nutella and toast. Hazels. Coffee for sure. Lovely. Smooth and sippable. Warming. Thanks to SfhOdense!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
C4PAF pre-tasting. Copper with a small off-white head. Sweet nutty flavour with caramel and hard roasted coffee. Sweet nutty flavour with caramel and coffee. Very unique. A dessert sipper...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1377) - New York, TURKEY - APR 21, 2015
Draught @ The Ginger Man. Dark opaque brown with small foamy tan head, hazelnut coffee aroma, medium carbonation, amazing hazelnut coffee taste, alcohol undertones, medium bitter finish. This is a great brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle at Jamesí for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Nutty with a bit of black pepper, a touch of wood. Musk and nuts. Lingering toast and hazelnuts. Tasty enough, but a bit sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4033) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours opaque mahogany with a thin light tan head. Roast malt aroma has a peppery overtone. Flavor has malty, caramel, nutty and spicy notes, the latter mostly cinnamon and pepper; thankfully, the pepper is not as strong as in the aroma. Whereís the coffee? Texture is firm and smooth, if not too fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head. The aroma is chocolate and graham cracker. Thin mouth with light chocolate, hazelnuts, light dry finish, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4836) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Hazelnut, coffee, roasted aromas. Coffee, vanilla, hazelnut and sweet malt flavors.


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