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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: 9
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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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Tee2Grn, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

HarmonMW, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

AlMarzo, Dec 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

JDizzle, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

KellyScottMad, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of gustogasmic
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!

gustogasmic, Sep 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

rolandboy, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

AndrewKroll, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

mikediesel124, Oct 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

cestlavie, Nov 02, 2013
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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!

MrBluto, Aug 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

TCgoalie, Jan 14, 2013
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coz, Aug 11, 2012
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brycevolk, Jul 10, 2013
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strohme2, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

imfrommichigan, Sep 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

randylangford, Feb 11, 2013
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tsauce2, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

szmnnl99, Mar 21, 2014
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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.

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

BillMueller, Oct 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

fin711, Oct 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ROBSTARR, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Kuemmelbrau, Nov 29, 2012
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Founders Dave’s Not Here from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.