Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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4.93/5 rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I liked this beer so much that I had to make it my first review
A- A nice light copper, with limited transparency
S - Before I even stuck my nose in the glass, I could smell the hops, which caught me off guard. In a good way.
T- Wow. Just wow. Great showcasing of the complexity of the hop here. The limited malt presence takes its proper place (in the back) lets the hops dominate. Pine dissolves to an incredible grapefruit aftertaste that last for a very long time after the last sip. Yeah, the are some malts there to give some balance, but who cares? If you're drinking this beer for malty flavor, you're probably better suited drinking something else.
M - Crisp feel, very carbonated, and dry finish makes me want to drink more.
D- I want more of these. 6.1% ABV? I could almost power hour with this. Almost. I polished mine off far too quickly. Why oh why did I only buy a single 12. oz bottle??
I think there is something to be said for a beer that stays within traditional concepts of what a beer is, but manages to be both unique, and incredible tasty. That is, this won't blow anyone's mind about what a beer can be (like a person trying their first DIPA), but it is still as enjoyable and complex as any "extreme" beer. Hence why I gave it such a high rating.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2008 03:57:12 | More by schinebd
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