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Founders Mister E Froot - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Mister E Froot
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BA SCORE
89
very good

30 Ratings
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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)
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Photo of Sammy
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at the brewpub. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a fluffy white head and great retention.

Smell: Bourbon hits the nose pretty hard up front. There is also some sweet malt and fruit. The finish is tart and a bit sweet.

Taste: This one is kind of weirding me out. Bourbon and fruit, kind of reminds me of a jello shot. Taste is also a bit creamy.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall: I'm really glad I got to try this, but it wasn't my cup of tea. I didn't think everything went together very well. I'm giving them points for the great appearance and mouthfeel as well as the interesting idea.

Photo of Florida9
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.

Photo of Bung
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Dactrius
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of monitorpop
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of JDizzle
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TCgoalie
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Ohiovania
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
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.

Photo of salinasa
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of strohme2
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Avagadro
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.

Photo of jale
2.88/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the brewery.

A: Pours a cloudy amber with orange hues and a huge head(It's a nitro tap).

S: Hints of cocoa, citrus and roasted malt.

T: Chocolate upfront followed by nuts and orange fruitiness. Small amounts of tobacco. Taste is very liqueur-like. Very sweet with just a hint of malt and hops at the finish. A little boozy.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

O: Way to sweet for me and the flavors do not mesh well together. More contrast of flavors than I like.

Photo of danp14
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of salvo
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.

Photo of Jakers90
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Dotcubed
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?

Photo of GoldenChild
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of sweatervest27
5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of RudiNicole
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Founders Mister E Froot from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.