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Founders Bitter Ol' Man - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Bitter Ol' Man
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BA SCORE
85
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 11-25-2011)
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ThirstyHowellthe3rd

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-04-2013 04:19:27 | More by ThirstyHowellthe3rd
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hotglassmama

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-30-2011 03:48:40 | More by hotglassmama
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours a clear orange /amber with two finger of off-white head. Head has good retention and leaves nice lacing. Aromas of biscuit malt, bread, toasted grain and florals. Taste is similar with a nice hop presence. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with dry bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty esb that drinks nicely.

02-19-2012 18:23:03 | More by warnerry
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-22-2013 02:27:49 | More by AndrewKroll
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

01-13-2013 15:44:28 | More by ROBSTARR
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buiter

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-02-2012 18:28:48 | More by buiter
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -7%

On tap at Founders last week. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium amber color with a good off-white head and nice lacing on the way down. The nose carries a bit of biscuit and bready malt with some earthy hops. Slight floral presence as well. Flavor has good malt backing and a faint hop presence. Light body with good carbonation. Solid brew.

01-02-2012 15:03:50 | More by Thorpe429
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-29-2011 19:45:19 | More by TCgoalie
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JDizzle

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2012 20:44:10 | More by JDizzle
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strohme2

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-17-2012 06:06:21 | More by strohme2
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kylelenk

Michigan

2.53/5  rDev -34.3%

On tap back in Feb.

A - A little more lighter than normal bitters. More along the lines of a pale ale in color and missing some of that copper hue.

S - Hops up front. Floral and citrus notes.

T - Too hoppy to be a traditional bitter. Not quite sure if this is caused by Founders house yeast or what. I've had a few of their bitters over the years and find that they are more pale ales than ESB or traditional english bitters.

M - A little too carbonated for my liking. Once again, would be easy drinking for someone looking for a Pale Ale.

O - Let down. I was looking for more of something along the lines of Fullers, Boddingtons, or the Breckenridge ESB that puts a real emphasis on a heavy, creamy malt base. This was, instead, a little too hoppy for my pallet.

10-30-2012 04:08:31 | More by kylelenk
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elNopalero

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +16.1%

This beer is a golden-tan color. It has a pleasing malt biscuit aroma and a pleasant biscuitty malt flavor, at once crisp, sharp and mellow. One of the better bitters I’ve had in recent memory and deliciously sessionable. It plays well even as it warms with this wonderful honey sweetness that complements the toasted biscuit. Suitable for cask conditioning, I imagine. Loved it.

12-22-2011 19:09:58 | More by elNopalero
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robboyd

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-11-2011 19:34:49 | More by robboyd
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blueiguana86

Georgia

5/5  rDev +29.9%

this founders is currently one of my top 3 favorites I have had so far out of the 10 i have tried. its a great drinking beer thats dark in color but does not drink too heavy. If you like a good stout i would highly recommend it. It comes in a 4 pack and after two you will be feeling good .

08-04-2013 18:19:04 | More by blueiguana86
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Clear ad amber. No lacing or head to speak of. Very interesting aroma for a bitter. More fruity including grapefruit and banana. Medium body and light to medium carbonation. This bitter seems true to the style except for a slightly hoppy-er kick than other bitters. Fairly unique and definitely one of the better beers.

11-25-2011 21:23:44 | More by kylehay2004
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Another growler shared by siege06nd. It poured a dark amber almost caramel color with a thin but bubbly white head to it.

The aroma shows some pale, crisp fruits to it with notes of both apple and pear to it. Some sweeter, bready and modest caramel flavors come out in it as well.

The taste has the crisp, tart fruit like flavors showing up throughout the flavor. I get some notes of Pale, grainy malts mixing with some apple and grape flavors. It shows a little more tartness in the finish with some herbal spiciness to it. A little of the caramel is there as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty solid beer of the style. It was flavorful, drinkable and well balanced.

01-25-2012 20:04:59 | More by billab914
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salinasa

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-17-2011 23:55:14 | More by salinasa
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MichPaul

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-29-2012 01:23:16 | More by MichPaul
Founders Bitter Ol' Man from Founders Brewing Company
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