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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

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRPunk on 10-14-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

imfrommichigan, Sep 13, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Brenden, Sep 10, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Just a quick review for this one. I've had this in my cellar for over a year just because I couldn't really find a good opportunity to drink it. Well, I didn't feel like making another run to the store, so I just cracked it open.

The age really destroyed this beer (I emphasize that I wasn't cellaring it to enhance/change the flavor). It poured well enough -- very little head on the forced pour, dark browns. The smell was almost nonexistent, even in my snifter, and the taste was just big malt with very little flavor beneath it. Excessively carbonated too, leaving my mouth feeling dry at the end.

I assume this beer was pretty good in its heyday, since during certain sips I was reminded of FMB (which I like).

JamesShoemaker, Aug 17, 2013
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Founders Furniture City Stock Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.