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Founders Fest Wheat - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Fest Wheat
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BA SCORE
88
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-19-2010)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%

Brought a growler home from Founders a few weeks ago. Consumed a few days thereafter.

Pours a bright golden with slight haze and a nice white head. Good clingy lacing on the way down. Smell wasn't as strong as I'd like, with some floral and citrus hops coming through. Taste brings the same bunch, although not in a very intense way. While this strays away from the boring end of the style, it's not quite as interesting as Gumballhead and similar offerings. Slight wheat dryness. Drinkability is good on what I imagine is a pretty low ABV beer, but not nearly as good as most Founders offerings (which is really more praise for Founders than criticism of this).

09-28-2010 10:52:04 | More by Thorpe429
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

07-14-2014 02:35:26 | More by Zaphog
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%

Reviewed on 6/27/2010. On tap at Founders. The beer pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus hops, hop oils, and wheat malt. Flavor of hop spices, light floral hops, and citrus. It is very hoppy for a wheat beer and pretty tasty too.

12-24-2010 00:51:51 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

07-09-2014 17:02:20 | More by warnerry
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birchstick

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

08-21-2012 21:55:55 | More by birchstick
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-15-2014 21:45:52 | More by Jamison85
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bamadog

Kentucky

4/5  rDev 0%

Got to sample this at Founders Fest! The review is from notes taken on 6/19/2010 and poured from the tap to a big ol' plastic cup.

Appearance: Pours a wheaty yellow/orange/coppery color and starts with a short 1/2 finger head that's white; head fades to a full and complete cap; body is very cloudy, but shows very fast and tiny bubbles of carbonation near the sides; a nice ring and a few washes of lacing are left behind.

Smell: A nice and sweet citric and juicy orange/mango presence; a bit of a sweet bready yeastiness; nose is solid, and there is a bit of a peppery spiciness lingering in there as well.

Taste: Nice light an smooth citric aspect (orange, possible a hint of banana and mango tropical presence as well); a slight Belgian peppery/clove like spiciness in there and a bit of a tall and toasty wheaty graininess; also, there is a bit of a grassy hoppy bitterness lingering in the back. Quite solid.

Mouthfeel: Mouth is smooth and fairly creamy; body is of medium weight; carbonation is light, yet very present; a thin semi-dry coating is left hanging on to the entire palate.

Drinkability: This could really be an all-day kind of beer, especially in this warmer summer weather; nice light and smooth flavors and a body that doesn't necessarily weigh you down, I wish there was a known ABV to help me determine this in a more overall fashion, but going by what I picked up in the beer, it's a great drinker.

06-22-2010 03:17:36 | More by bamadog
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

01-10-2013 21:01:40 | More by BlissJunkie
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brycevolk

Ohio

5/5  rDev +25%

11-15-2011 17:44:06 | More by brycevolk
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-19-2012 00:32:01 | More by qcbrewer
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev 0%

07-03-2014 03:09:27 | More by jroberts8811
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-03-2014 21:46:22 | More by MichPaul
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Rborre321

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-22-2014 14:37:51 | More by Rborre321
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salinasa

Delaware

4/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2011 23:59:56 | More by salinasa
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JVoyager

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-30-2012 00:24:45 | More by JVoyager
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

A: hazy gold, plenty of lacing, and a head that lasts forever.

S: bouquet is that of a pale ale more than anything else. Centennial hops meld with citrusy wheat.

T: taste follows the nose, delivering a wheaty pale ale. Piney hopes and wheat combine for a deliciously thirst quenching experience.

M: medium body and heavy carbonation.

D: great for the hot day at Founders Fest.

06-19-2010 21:18:51 | More by Avagadro
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-07-2014 16:22:10 | More by carlmoberg
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buddyvelt

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-26-2014 21:17:18 | More by buddyvelt
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swtchuck

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-13-2014 16:32:50 | More by swtchuck
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ltltony

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

10-22-2012 16:47:02 | More by ltltony
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amrozga

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

12-09-2011 20:37:44 | More by amrozga
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-27-2014 01:21:46 | More by Steve_Trick
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Jaywalsh20

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-04-2014 23:04:53 | More by Jaywalsh20
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shiggins22

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-18-2014 19:57:24 | More by shiggins22
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DuffBeer14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-23-2014 00:35:48 | More by DuffBeer14
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Founders Fest Wheat from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.