1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Mister E Froot - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Mister E Froot
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
89
very good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 08-10-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of FedExPope
FedExPope

Michigan

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-19-2011 18:47:26 | More by FedExPope
Photo of sweatervest27
sweatervest27

Ohio

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-19-2011 01:58:44 | More by sweatervest27
Photo of JohnnyHopps
JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.9/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I sampled Mister E Froot on a visit to Founders on 08/12/2011. I found myself wishing I could buy several bottles are take it home. Among fruit beers, this one has exceptional qualities. However, our friends at Founders are not talking about what those qualities are. The ingredients are a mystery as of right now.

The initial aroma was a powerful berry fruitiness. I would speculate that raspberry and blackberry are among the flavor in the aroma. However, the aroma is also balanced by a woodiness that hints of barrel aging. In the taste, the fruit flavors are balanced by woodiness. Why many fruit beers pound the tongue with just fruit flavors, this is a nice balance. The mouthfeel reminds drinkers that a lot went into this beer. It goes down smooth despite a thicker texture. The aftertaste leaves hints of vanilla which finish the experience nicely. In the overall scope, there are a lot of well balanced flavors to experience in this beer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-14-2011 18:29:33 | More by JohnnyHopps
Photo of MikeyRx
MikeyRx

Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a very hazy, rich amber with thick off white head that is retained and leaves heavy lacing

S- sweet fruity aroma followed my an awesome malty butterscotch

T- initial flavor of sweet strawberry/cherry, flavors of bourbon and oak take over, buttery malt, then the beer finishes with a tart strawberry character

M- medium to heavy mouthfeel, is silky, with minimal carbination

Founder's nails this fruit beer! It seems to me that too many fruit beers are just that, only fruit. The rich and distinct flavors don't overpower the beer at the heart of it all. I wish I could take it home with me!

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-19-2011 03:59:20 | More by MikeyRx
Photo of TCgoalie
TCgoalie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-29-2011 19:51:06 | More by TCgoalie
Photo of DoctorB2B
DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-20-2011 15:49:11 | More by DoctorB2B
Photo of senorscientist
senorscientist

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-30-2012 06:48:31 | More by senorscientist
Photo of Avagadro
Avagadro

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: copper color. Cloudy. Head is a little thin for being a nitro.

S: heavy notes of bourbon upfront with vanilla and caramel supported by fresh strawberries and raspberries. The vibrant aroma greatly impresses.

T: sweet vanilla and creme dominate the front of the palate followed by the tartness of the berries which gives an overall comparison to berry gelato.

M: Creamy and chewy. The texture compliments the flavor beautifully.

O: pleasantly surprised by this diamond in the rough of the fruit beer breed.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-23-2011 17:52:48 | More by Avagadro
Photo of todisht
todisht

Alabama

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a fan of overly sweet anything but this beer is outstanding.

A: Pours a pinkish-orangey color. Thick, creamy, light-pink head from the nitro.

S: Smells sweet and fruity, but not sickeningly so.

M: Creamy mouthfeel.

T: Amazing. Fruity, but not too sweet. The two years spent aging in bourbon barrels give it a nice smooth, delicate flavor.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-31-2011 00:34:37 | More by todisht
Photo of Jakers90
Jakers90

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-24-2012 00:53:27 | More by Jakers90
Photo of Dactrius
Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-26-2012 01:10:55 | More by Dactrius
Photo of Thorpe429
Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Founders last weekend. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a reddish-copper color and is slightly hazed. Frothy off-white head sits around for a bit and leaves some good lacing. The nose starts out with quite a bit of bourbon. Beneath that is cherry, raspberry, and miscellaneous fruit. Taste is more dominated by the bourbon, but also has a light sweetness and tartness from the fruit. Chewy body with bourbon throughout. Really nice and interesting. Not as good as the NG R&D Kriek, but a good concept that I'd like to see more of.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-01-2011 17:29:49 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of Dotcubed
Dotcubed

Arkansas

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Top pick for should I try this award.

Dissatisfied with most fruit beers, this exotic oddity was surprisingly good.

Creamy foam, red- brown color.
Fruit oxidized, not a bigdeal. But nitro?
This seemed too artisinal, and wish I had a cask carbonated option.

Smelled faintly of berries.

Sweet local berry flavor. Intense fruit, vanilla. Burnt bourbon warmth. Bitter hump.

Heavy body. Lambic inspired?

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-01-2011 16:20:48 | More by Dotcubed
Photo of Florida9
Florida9

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy light brown. Served with half inch of creamy light tab head. Sheets and sheets of lacing.

S: loads of berries, though nothing stands out on it's own. Fruit, slight sourness, maybe a light vinegar quality.

T: starts with syrupy sweetness. Lots of fruit and berries. Slightly funky. Oak and vanilla. A little sour, but the sourness is tamed by the sweetness. Sugary on the finish.

M: medium bodied. Slightly syrupy. Low carbonation.

O: hell of a fruit beer. Lots of fruit. Almost lambic like.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-01-2011 17:25:37 | More by Florida9
Photo of Bung
Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-18-2011 03:15:58 | More by Bung
Photo of JDizzle
JDizzle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-19-2011 02:37:18 | More by JDizzle
Photo of klipper
klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-14-2011 07:17:22 | More by klipper
Photo of strohme2
strohme2

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-07-2012 01:45:06 | More by strohme2
Photo of GoldenChild
GoldenChild

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2011 17:23:27 | More by GoldenChild
Photo of Kgristoff
Kgristoff

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-17-2012 19:44:55 | More by Kgristoff
Photo of RudiNicole
RudiNicole

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-29-2011 20:07:50 | More by RudiNicole
Photo of salvo
salvo

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big mess of a fruity beer with a foamy head that lingers like a bad houseguest. It'll be here for months, staining my glass.

Passionfruit dominates the nose, with boozy whiskey oak chiming in as it warms. Coconut comes late to the crazy flavor party. A little sweet: ends messy but long with a sweet hard candy tang. I expect to look in the mirror and see my tongue has gone grape ape purple or cherry red, but with real fruit flavors. Full bodied, substantial. Mystery fruit indeed. The mystery might be chermoya or paw-paw.

Very enjoyable fruit beer -- the real standout in a rather ho-hum trip to the brewery. Labor day crowds seem to have stripped the pub of all its wares.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-05-2011 13:29:42 | More by salvo
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery's tasting room. It is a grapefruit pink colour and lacey. It smelled berry, and some citrus as well in the nose. The taste was a nice berry tartness, with coconut in the secondary. Good drinkability, I call it a beer sangria. Average mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2011 20:54:54 | More by Sammy
Photo of danp14
danp14

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-11-2012 17:02:11 | More by danp14
Photo of monitorpop
monitorpop

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-15-2011 14:50:46 | More by monitorpop
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Founders Mister E Froot from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.