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Founders Furniture City Stock Ale - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Furniture City Stock AleFounders Furniture City Stock Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRPunk on 10-14-2012)
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Tee2Grn

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

11-25-2012 01:43:31 | More by Tee2Grn
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-18-2013 02:07:10 | More by DanGeo
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Michigan

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04-21-2013 16:06:25 | More by supa0525
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Michigan

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12-31-2012 20:18:41 | More by warnerry
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-31-2012 06:41:43 | More by jaminjohnson
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TCJosh

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-25-2012 01:29:05 | More by TCJosh
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beenitty

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-13-2013 23:31:06 | More by beenitty
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Brenden

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%

Brown ale or Stock ale? I'm not sure, and I'm not sure I care. I may be in the minorty. If I'm wrong, though, I'd rather not be right because this beer is flat-out delicious.

It's a red-tinted brown color, deep and dark but with a certain transparency. It forms a finger of tan head that fades slowly, never completely, and a good amount of mostly patchy lacing with some light webbing clings to the glass.
My mind is blown that no reviews I've seen mention wood (at least as a major component). Sure, there's a lot going on, but is anything more prominent than the woody note? Not that I can detect. It's warm, sweet and lightly boozy, a malty base resting some caramel, vanilla, toffee and nut with balancing bittersweetness of cocoa and a bit of leaf and earth. It's all under the wood and the sweeter notes, though. This is just delicious stuff. There's something gently raw underneath, and the hops are earthy. The fresh wood note lies overhead the whole way, adding a dryness to counter the sweetness. I have to wonder if this beer was intended to have a direct correlation in the flavor to the "furniture" theme.
The body works for this beer, and it's not thinned out , nor is it made too syrupy or thick. It finds the balance, lying in the medium range with the appropriate heft and carbonation. Crispness is light but carries through, just lively enough, and it's very smooth.

09-10-2013 21:36:39 | More by Brenden
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rolandboy

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-20-2012 02:54:59 | More by rolandboy
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-30-2013 23:15:49 | More by Danielr26
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-22-2013 02:23:03 | More by AndrewKroll
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-02-2012 06:04:36 | More by GRG1313
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-09-2013 11:13:10 | More by Rostie
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Tawny

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-12-2012 21:03:49 | More by Tawny
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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

10-22-2013 23:31:35 | More by robriley
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

10-26-2013 20:23:57 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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jegross2

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -15.1%

Reviewing the Furniture City Stock Ale from Founders Brewing Company out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This beer was brewed in celebration of the Grand Rapids Public Museum's historic beer exhibit in the fall of 2012.
Score: 75

Fall 2011 vintage bottle served in a Kate The Great snifter and enjoyed on 12/14/12. Big thanks to Shawn for the hook up!

Appearance: Pours a dark, clean amber color with a finger of off-white head that settles to a thin layer atop the glass. Awesome lacing and retention. 5/5

Smell: Stale hops, lots of malt and nutty caramel malt. Toasted barley grain and cocoa. Faint brown sugar too. 3.5/5

Taste: Very malty, though that is to be expected based on what Founders was going for. Carmel malt, and barley grain. Some nuttiness too. Faint roastiness. Where's the cocoa from the nose? 3/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, minimal carbonation. Despite the viscosity, this beer feels watery on the palate. Malty, but not really sweet. 2.5/5

Overall: Drinkable, but not good. Not bad, but nothing special.

Recommendation: It was nice to tick this beer, but it was not worth hunting down.

Pairings: Hershey's chocolate bar.

Cost: $6.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

12-15-2012 07:26:26 | More by jegross2
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Ohio

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minterro

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%

Saw this one at Oades in Lansing, figured what the hell. Can't really pass up a cheap ($7.49 for a bomber) founder's beer that I've never tried before. Although I usually find browns kinda a boor maybe this one might change my mind.

A&S: lots of maltyness coming off this one and some dark sweetness maybe molasses, pretty basic but solid. Dark caramel brown colored beer, head hangs around well as a nice creamy texture and tan coloration.

T&M: Mild toffee sweetness upfront. Pretty bitter thought except for the finish. The finish is very pleasant, mild to little bitterness involved with lots of roasty and malty qualities. the smoothness is pretty much the best I've had for the style, nothing on a good quality porter but pretty darn perfect.

overall: Nothing mind blowing, but I didn't expect it to be. If your one of those people who wants almost anything founders puts out, I would say snag it up especially since they normally price these specialities way higher. Availability might be rough, on founders website they said they only brewed 80 barrels and don't plan to do anymore, so get it while you can. If your not interested in trying everything founders produces, I wouldn't rush out to get it, its nothing amazing.

12-01-2012 23:53:04 | More by minterro
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

10-27-2013 23:31:59 | More by ShanePB
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-26-2013 20:53:22 | More by oline73
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-16-2012 02:36:04 | More by Zaphog
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Founders Furniture City Stock Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.