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Founders Berserker 37 - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Berserker 37
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BA SCORE
86
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-21-2011)
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

FedExPope, Nov 19, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

trginter, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

bringmetobelgium, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%

Growler thanks to Alex!

A - Pours black, off-white colored head, spotty lace, nice collar.

S - Very piney, nice roasted malts, floral.

T - Nice mix of roasted malts and bitter/floral hops. Neither overpowering the other...actually complimenting.

M - Light, crisp and refreshing, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Another enjoyable beer from Founders. Glad I was able to try this one. The malts and hops are excellent with one another here. I have to be in the mood for this style, but otherwise, I'd have again.

Sean9689, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

My love for you is like a truck, BERSERKER!

Best movie-reference beer name ever.

A - Dark brown beer with a beige head that left some random spots on the sides.

S - Smells like a solid black IPA, with citrus and floral hops, some crystalized malt. The usual chocolate and earth you get from one of these types of beers.

T - Some roast and chocolate, with some herbal bitterness on the end. There is a bit of citrus hops in there, but the nose is a little better.

M - Medium bodied, fairly active carbonation, finishes fairly dry.

O - Nice beer. It's a solid black IPA, and that scores some points there as a lot of them are just plain misses. Could drink and enjoy this again. Also have a sudden desire to go watch "Clerks."

Would you like some making fuck, BERSERKER!

AgentZero, Aug 25, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

mvanwoerm, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ROBSTARR, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

AgentZero said it best: "My love for you is like a truck, BERSERKER!" The next line might be better, though.

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

Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black. Nice off-white head and some good lacing. The nose starts off with a touch of roast along with some light pine hops and a bit of citrus. Slightly earthy. Flavor is the same components plus a bit of wheat character. Interesting. Light-medium body with a dry finish. Good, but not the best hoppy brew I've had from Founders.

Thorpe429, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of MasterSki
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

This was described as a Black Wheat IPA. Served in a pint glass at Founders. I dig the Clerks references in the name.

A - Dark brown body, with molasses colored highlights when held to the light. Served with a finger of dark tan foam that settles to a partial cap and collar, leaving glass-coating lace.

S - Smell is quite nice, with citrus and floral hops, a touch of herb, and some pleasant roasted and chocolate malts.

T - Taste is solid, but not quite as impressive as the aroma. Less overt hop flavor and more toasted grains and baker's chocolate. Some moderate-to-high bitterness from the roasted malts and hops rounds things out. Could use a bit more mid-palate flavor.

M - Seemed a touch thin for 7.1%, but otherwise quite nice. Smooth medium body, lower carbonation, and a nice dry finish with plenty of residual hop oils and resinous character.

D - Very easy to drink. I don't get much in the way of wheat, but thankfully this beer avoids being overly astringent and charry like some other Black IPAs. Split a glass with my wife, and purchased a growler to share with the Chicago crowd. Worth trying if you're in Grand Rapids.

MasterSki, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev 0%

On tap at the brewpub. Really liked this wheaty black IPA. Imperial style head on very dark body. Substantive alcohol. More IPA than roast, and above average fuller mouthfeel. A good one though a sipper, an American strong ale plus the wheat and roast.

Sammy, Sep 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

AndrewKroll, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ChrisPro, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

klipper, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Kgristoff, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

lbriones5, May 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

salinasa, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Duff27
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%

A- Dark brown.borderline black beer. White head. Above average lacing and head retention.

S- Floral smelling with a hint of roasted malts.

T- Roasty up front, but finishes with floral hops. Chocolate notes. Very unique...the best of both worlds. Drinks a tad bit boozier than 7.1%abv.

M- Full mouthfeel. Creamy but good carbonation. Held up well a week in the growler.

D/O- I really liked this one. Roasty characteristics but with *plenty* of hop presence. I could see this being a staple if bottled (always available). Thanks Kirk!

Duff27, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of BStalf21
4.33/5  rDev +11%

I was probably most impressed with this of all the beers I tried on my visit to the pub. Not because it was the best but because it was the best of what I hadn't already had from Founders. This was a nice tasting Black ipa, I think that this will be a style we see a lot more of from many craft brewers and I welcome it. Nice roasty, toasted hop, and some malt flavor. A little bit of everything and I like it all.

BStalf21, Oct 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

TCgoalie, Dec 29, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

buiter, Jul 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

zoso1967, Nov 26, 2011
Founders Berserker 37 from Founders Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.