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Founders Dave’s Not Here - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Dave’s Not Here
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSevenDuffs on 08-10-2012)
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MSandahl23

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-07-2012 06:30:40 | More by MSandahl23
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buzze40

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-13-2013 03:02:34 | More by buzze40
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Monstro

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12%

02-10-2014 23:54:11 | More by Monstro
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kylelenk

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Going through old tasting notes

A-8oz snifter pour. Nice honey hued body with a little bit of a white head. Leaves a slick and residue on top and on the edges of the glass.

S-A caramel shop perhaps? Huge amounts of sweet syrup and honey. Brandy forward but no real alcohol burn.

T-Delicious...unbelievable. Very sweet with the brandy aging imparting huge flavor into Red's Rye's cousin.

M-Very smooth, not a ton of carbonation. Easy drinker although the higher abv is hidden.

O-One of the better Founders beers I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2014 04:50:06 | More by kylelenk
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BillMueller

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-08-2012 23:32:08 | More by BillMueller
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fin711

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-31-2012 03:32:51 | More by fin711
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-13-2013 15:46:46 | More by ROBSTARR
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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-29-2012 07:19:16 | More by Kuemmelbrau
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Founders. Served in to snifter.

A - Dark amber with a small layer of cream coloured head.

S - Bourbon, caramel, toffee and maple.

T - Big bourbon and oak up notes front followed by The caramel, maple and toffee. The base beer and the barrel characteristics are well integrated.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2012 20:14:51 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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rolandboy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-20-2012 03:07:57 | More by rolandboy
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-22-2013 02:24:49 | More by AndrewKroll
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mikediesel124

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-04-2012 19:59:22 | More by mikediesel124
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cestlavie

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-02-2013 06:15:42 | More by cestlavie
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MrBluto

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really liked this beer...very complex with a lot of different flavors. You could definitely detect the maple bourbon influences throughout, including the nose, initial flavor, and the finish. It was a little fizzier than what I prefer, but it was not too much. Medium body, nice tan froth from beginning to end, and medium hoppiness. Well balanced overall. Fun!

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2012 03:05:09 | More by MrBluto
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-14-2013 19:43:16 | More by TCgoalie
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coz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-11-2012 04:41:06 | More by coz
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-10-2013 15:25:30 | More by brycevolk
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strohme2

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-07-2012 01:42:26 | More by strohme2
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-13-2013 02:45:46 | More by imfrommichigan
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-11-2013 04:36:25 | More by randylangford
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-19-2013 20:12:33 | More by tsauce2
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-21-2014 00:26:06 | More by szmnnl99
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gustogasmic

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at Founder's a few months back. From tasting notes:

Oily, viscous legs and a caramel-white rim. Golden-ruby body, almost clear. Little to no carbonation. Medium-heavy lacing

Smells of sweet candy sugars, brown sugar rye. Hardly any bourbon despite the aging.

Very sweet. Light bourbon, thick malt punch. Syrupy mouthfeel, maple-syrup flavors. The aftertaste follows the aromas- this might be the most candylike beer I've had. It tastes like the outside of a cherry blowpop. A massive beer that unrolls and develops long after it's swallowed down. Resiny, oily, chewy, sweet, massive. Delicious, but no way I'm stomaching two of these! I shudder to imagine the calorie count of even this 8 oz. pour!

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2012 15:06:29 | More by gustogasmic
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JDizzle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-31-2013 15:21:35 | More by JDizzle
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KellyScottMad

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.7%

09-25-2013 01:58:02 | More by KellyScottMad
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Founders Dave’s Not Here from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.