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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

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 11
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-25-2013 04:45:25 | More by campfirebrew
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a clean yet deep brown pour with 2 fingers of off white head giving off great amounts of lacing. smells of bourbon barrels, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar. a subtle bourbon barrel flavor throughout, nice sweet malty profile with a slight charred bitterness. a really enjoyable "light" barrel aged beer. lighter medium body with low carbonation.. slight creamy feel but also watery.

a really nice light feeling, and subtle bourbon barrel flavored ale. very nice and enjoyable. not what i'm used to from founders.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 00:59:24 | More by facundoCNB
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jimctin

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-15-2013 17:58:56 | More by jimctin
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We crack the top on a bottle of the 2012 stock, pouring a brew of rich reddish cola coloring, with deeper mahogany hues around the edges into our Great Lakes pints. It holds a two finger head of creamy eggshell colored bubbles, showing decent retention, and leaving soapy patterns of lacing all down the glass. No haze or sediment is appreciated, and carbonation appears to be on the mild side. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy, with big florals and perfume, and some light herbals with warmth. To meet is a grain bill comprised of chalky brown malts, cereal grain, dried corn, sweet caramel depth, and metallics. Balancing through the rest of the nose are notes of hibiscus, light booziness, phenolic plastics, white vinegar sourness, and green banana fruitiness. Our first impression is that the grain bill steals the show, but with undeniable hoppiness to balance for the style. As we sip, the taste begins with rich caramel malt sugariness, yeasty grit, floral hoppiness, soft citric rind bitterness, watered hazelnut coffee, and soft lactic acidity. The middle peaks with sweetness from a mix of continued raw grainy caramels, fusel booziness, green plantiness, herbal clove bite, pumpernickel breadiness, and continued floral hoppiness that brings us to the finish. Here the hops enhance, giving surprising grassiness and perfume qualities to balance out the finish maltiness of molasses blackness, sea salt, musk, light banana esters, toffee richness, and light honey sweetness. The aftertaste breathes of drying dust, chalked yeast, light vinegar, root vegetal bite, green tree hops, peppery spice, mineral, and continued echoes of distant caramel and rice graininess. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is coated with dripping wetness, to be eventually dried with more astringency than roast down the tongue. Each sip gives nice slurp, sip, froth, pop, glug, and cream. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its flavoring. This was an interesting take on the style, with much more hoppiness than expected through both the flavoring and the nose. This made is seem like an “Americanized” English Brown Ale, appealing to both our incessant hop craving and our desire for something different. This idea blended well with the dry roasted bitterness of the feel, helping to settle the flavoring into authenticity. This actually seemed like a step outside the box for Founders, and we hope to see equally as thought out efforts in future releases.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 01:54:21 | More by TheBrewo
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Illinois

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Michigan

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Florida

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-10-2013 04:09:43 | More by ejeffer11
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Rostie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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scottfrie

California

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 750ml bottle into NB snifter. Thanks jbck109!

A: Pours a very dark ruby red with two fingers of short lived light brown head that faded into a bubbly collar leaving sheets of lace.
S: Caramel, toffee, woody, roasted grains, and faint leafy hops. Lightly nutty, not sweet smelling but I get hints of molasses too.
T: More roasted and a little sweeter than the nose. Not much caramel either. Nutty, biscuit, toasted malts, mild earthy bitter hop finish, sweet, fruity berry-like aftertaste. Nutty and earthy overall, tobacco as it warms. More bitter than most.
M: Frothy carbonation, medium body, chewy mouthfeel.
O: Solid and enjoyable. Went perfectly with homemade chili. Thanks again Jay.

Serving type: bottle

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 ml bottle served in a Founders snifter. Thank to kevanb for the share.

A: Pours a clear brown color with light tan head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly leaving behind some spots of lace.

S: Light chocolate with a little nuttiness to it. Mild roast with a light, earthy hop backing.

T: Minimal chocolate with some earthy green hops. Roasted malts with a little nuttiness. Slightly watery with a sweet malt palate.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation and a smooth, sweet finish.

O: Decent across the board, but lacking complexity. Slightly watery.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 13:02:57 | More by Treebs
Founders Furniture City Stock Ale from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.