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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 alesand it likely wont 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 brewerys first brown ale and its first beer brewed with hazelnut coffees to be bottled. It clocks in at 9% ABV.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11487) - 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.

3.9
   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

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KyotoLefty (9640) - 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.

3.7
   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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle. Poured a chestnut brown color with a big pillowy tan head that retained throughout the beer. Aroma was very nutty, hazelnut was very dominant, coffee notes. Flavor was dominated by coffee and nuts. The more you drink the more this beer grows on you. Amazing beer from an amazing company.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (1531) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2016 Rerate after nearly four years, and this will be much mess amateur-ish. Bottle shared with koleminer20 at the intermission to The Chouffe Party 2016. Aroma is hazelnut, bready, coffee, nutty, just as good as I remembered. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head. Taste is hazelnuts, coffee, bready, nutty, all-around goodness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, lots of hazelnut coffee in the aftertaste. Overall, this is just as great as I remember.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41884) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced and herbal. Dark roasted malty. Caramelish, toasted and light herbal. Spiced and dey caramelish. Bitter and toasted dark malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooter520 (185) - - JUL 20, 2012
Amber brown with off white head. Aroma is coffee and hazelnut sweetness and nuttiness. Taste follows suit. Clean thin smooth mouth. Wasn't very impressed. Probably one of my least favorite of the typically flawless Founders. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Pours unclear chestnut amber brown with a nice off white head. The aroma is pours hazelnut syrup sweetness and nuttiness. The flavor of hazelnut syrup as well, earthy and nuttiness, not sweet really at all. This is all on a clean body, not thick but smooth.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5911) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2012
750ml sought done by Anndiesel. Quite attractive unfiltered thick brown color, massive steady off-white head. Pronounced coffee aroma, Big coffee tastes, coupled by some nutty caramel tones. Mellow, subdued carbonation really accentuates the creamy richness. This is really a perfect Imperial Brown Ale, with a great coffee balance. A masterpiece beer, incredible.


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