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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Smells like hazelnut coffee, really good hazelnut coffee but still has a kind of artificial creamer thing that keeps it from being a straight ten on the nose. Body is a little on the thin side, wouldve liked a more chewy beer, and flavor is straightforward but pretty damn tasty nonetheless.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (4713) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2016 At B.U.M.B. in Antwerp, shared with 77ships, MarcoDL and Craftmember. Strong brown ale with hazelnut coffee added, which seems about just the right ingredient to complement the natural flavors of the style. Snow white, moussy head lacing in little dots, slowly dissolving; warm amber colour with orangey hue, notably lighter than ordinary brown ale - more a (very strong) amber ale, in fact. Intense, sweetly perfumed bouquet of biscuit, candied orange, stroopwafel, amaretto, hazelnut oil, honey, white chocolate, pancakes, cinnamon, vanilla, rum. Sweet, candied onset, marmelade and candied banana, some redcurrant sourishness for balance underneath, not cloying, medium carbo, the striking stroopwafel effect returning in the mouth over a caramelly, honeyish, biscuity malt middle, retronasal impressions of coffee with cinnamon, a beautiful sweet spiciness, paired with a spicy hop touch; the sugary sweetness sticks a bit in the end along with a warming alcohol note. Absolutely delicious, decadent yet refined dessert beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (4310) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of hazelnut, mocha and cream. Rich taste of hazelnut, creamy mocha, malt and caramel. Delicious beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8391) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2016
Bomber sampled @ HopisHop B.U.M.B. 2016. Dark amber, little tanned head. Nose is out of this world, amazing hazelnut to the max & stroopwafels, sugar, hazelnut, brown sugar, pancakes, so good. Taste is very nice, not as spectacular as the smell, still caramel malt, sugar, warming, lower hazelnut, some pancakes. Caramel, sugar & toffee body, bit thin, very nice brew. Fresh this must have been out of this world.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown. Aroma and taste are hazelnut, coffee, brown sugar, and some caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (2699) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
Rating #1,800. 750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. This is the second time Ive had this beer. Finally rating. The pour is a darker brown color with a bit of garnet shining through. Its not completely foggy, so there is a little clarity through it, which Im not too fond of. There is an excellent thick khaki colored film all up and down the lace with a film of head. The aroma is all hazelnut. Damn did this hold up well. Its got a nice coffee presence as well. There is a nice sweet malt and a light chocolate behind all of that that really bring it together. The flavor is really good. There is a huge nuttiness up front that makes its way through a sweet milk chocolate and light caramel malt before the coffee kicks in. Its just layered, complex, and delicious! The coffee and hazelnut really take it through to the finish. Its excellent. The mouth feel is thicker and heavy with a beautiful soft velvety carbonation and a lingeringly nutty, coffee and chocolate infused aftertaste. This is a fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7354) - 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 (8640) - 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 (10019) - 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 (1020) - 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 (102) - 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


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