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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
750 bottle pour. Dark brown with a light head. Coffee, vanilla, and toffee. Slightly sweet.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6919) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp] Pours a dark amber-brown with a small semi-lasting bubbly off-white head. Nice aroma with lots of hazelnuts, some coffee, caramel malt and some light hops. Nutty and malty flavour with a decent amount of hops. Medium bodied. I really liked this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
[7944-20151120] 500mL bottle. Sugary sweet coffee taffy caramel aroma. Hazy, dark mahogany red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Coffee taffy sweet grains flavour. Medium-full body. Sweet and tasty. (8/3+/8/4/16) 3.9
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "Churches: higher BPM ABBA."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
2015-11-20. Dark mahogany brown body, small beige head. 3+ Aroma is lovely up front, earthy nutty hazelnut, coffee roast follows, to its detriment for me. Flavour is similar, sweet nutty hazelnut, hints of caramel, roast follows, less prominently than in the aroma. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Decent. 7/4/7/3/14-15 Bottle shared by Blankboy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1018) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium to deep brown color with a light tan head. Aroma still has a massive hazelnut presence, despite its age. Toasted malts, light coffee, hazelnuts. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cosmo6644 (101) - 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 (4905) - 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 (1388) - 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 (15070) - 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 (12189) - 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 (1778) - 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!


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