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Founders Boyl'r Mayk'r (Barrel Aged Solid Gold) - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Boyl'r Mayk'r (Barrel Aged Solid Gold)
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BA SCORE
85
very good

144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: liamt07 on 11-22-2012)
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3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From 12/07/13 notes. Had a 12 oz. glass of this on tap at Top Hops in NYC; served in a chalice. Listed as "Boyl'r Mayk'r", but going to assume this is the same as it was listed as the BA Solid Gold.

a - Pours a clear yellow-golden color with one to two inches of bright white head and moderate to high carbonation evident.

s - Smells or tequila, sour dough malts, grains, wheat, lgith earthy and floral notes, oak, an dlight bourbon. Nose reminds me more of tequila than bourbon personally.

t - Tastes of tequila, wheat, oak, toasted malts, bread, dough, grains, oak, and earthy notes. Again, getting tequila and not really bourbon.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Not too hot.

o - Overall an okay beer, but not my favorite from Founders. I know it was aged in bourbon barrels but it definitely smelt and tasted of tequila and spirits to me. Interesting to try but I don't think this is a style that lends great to BA'ing. Wouldn't seek it out again.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold in color. White head with a lot of lace. Beautiful.

Flavor profile: bananas and cloves with other spices up front. A touch of vanilla. Maybe some melon flavors as well. Very oaky. Lots of bourbon. The hop profile is somewhat hidden until the finish. Herbal and earthy hops. Very unique flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: smooth at first, then the bitterness hits. Medium bodied. Good amount of carbonation.

Overall, a very enjoyable beer, but I would have never guessed this to be a pale. Very complex for a pale. Moderate drinkability.

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2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured on tap into a snifter glass at Churchkey. Boyl'Rmayk'R ?

Bright bone white head presented on the pour, with about a finger, and some nice lacing. A little creamy retention that sits on a deep brass and lemon yellow body. Head falls normally to a small puck, with a good coating.

Very closed nose on this. Sense of wetness and clean character, some faint grainy toast. Hard to get a sense that this is wood aged at all. Nothing offensive or off putting, and in that category it gets scored down the middle.

Well and extremely crisp and light bodied palate, and very watery. This feels more like an English mild. Faint toasty grains of brown bread, and some faint balsam wood. Watery consistency doesn't really hold the flavors here and it's tricky to search around for something to mention. Some warmth though does bring out more of the mild caramel sensing sweetness but it washes away so quickly.

The beer gets a little better with time as it warms and you have more of it, but the appeal on this for an English Pale Ale (at 7 %?) with a mild character it just does not appeal to me. I don't get this beers angle and what's the point of making a sessionable tasting high abv beer that is mild in flavor? This comes off as more of a we did this cause we could, and it sort of has impressive elements, but why make a beer this big this mild? Anywho there you have it.

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3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Founders 15th Anniversary Party, into a snifter.

Pale golden yellow with spotty lace, and very mild retention. Nose of watered down bourbon and a bit of butterscotch. Taste is bready, with some butter/butterscotch, and bourbon - all demolishing the underlying pale ale. Slightly watery feel and lightly sticky. Not a bad beer, but dominated by bourbon barrel character and not something I'd revisit.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bx Beer Depot. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Very pale and clear light golden body. Huge white head. Lacing clings in large chunks. Thin layer of foam on the surface.

Smell - Wow, it's interesting. Oaky, vanilla. Smells like bourbon, but I can't find any confirmation. The menu describes the aroma as sourdough, which is very accurate.

Taste - Grainy and a little floral. Bourbon again. Extremely oaky. It even gets in the way. The finish has the slightest sharp, almost tang. Again like sourdough.

Mouthfeel - Light. Oaky as hell. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This is fascinating. And really good. Great barrel flavors.

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Founders Boyl'r Mayk'r (Barrel Aged Solid Gold) from Founders Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.