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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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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: liamt07 on 11-22-2012)
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-11-2013 00:45:14 | More by warnerry
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-10-2013 23:08:22 | More by threedaggers
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-09-2013 22:55:38 | More by sweemzander
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-09-2013 20:17:04 | More by mltobin
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mdfb79

New York

3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2013 18:30:15 | More by mdfb79
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-09-2013 03:40:44 | More by JDizzle
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brycevolk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-08-2013 01:43:42 | More by brycevolk
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flyersfan900

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

12-06-2013 22:28:48 | More by flyersfan900
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Docrock

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-06-2013 02:18:21 | More by Docrock
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-05-2013 02:33:59 | More by CuriousMonk
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-04-2013 00:03:26 | More by BEERschlitz
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-03-2013 21:38:26 | More by ChrisMon02
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2013 23:48:42 | More by smakawhat
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-02-2013 22:04:33 | More by jacewg
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

11-30-2013 03:53:45 | More by DMarlinJ
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Spartan13

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-15-2013 05:04:53 | More by Spartan13
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wtkphoto

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-13-2013 02:55:27 | More by wtkphoto
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strohme2

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-10-2013 02:29:09 | More by strohme2
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MSU_hophead

Michigan

4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a generous size sampler from the tap at Founders HQ on 10/27/13.

A - Although the pour was not large there was essentially no head though a small lingering rim of white lacing was present.

S - Holy cow; bourbon. Smells like you watered down some good scotch and took a whiff. Given the essentially non-present hops and light malt bill the bourbon takes front and center stage in this brew. Upon a deep inhale trying to get some other flavor to come through I pick up a little bit of biscuityness.

T - Tastes just like the smell, excellent bourbon flavor backed up by a bit of slightly bready malt flavor. Tastes like Founders made their version of a basic PBR like beer and added a shot of Glenlivet. There is also a bit of a butterscotch component that comes through although it is subtle compared to the in your face barrel flavor.

M - The bourbon barrel and the relatively high (for a non-ipa - pretty light beer) abv keep things pretty thin.

O - For bourbon or whiskey lovers I think a snifter could be worth it even though it is class 3. I don't see anyone having more then 1 of these given all the wonderful options at Founders but its a must for any barrel/whiskey aficionados.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2013 00:07:15 | More by MSU_hophead
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Danielr26

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-04-2013 22:12:27 | More by Danielr26
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midlifec

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-10-2013 15:53:26 | More by midlifec
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-07-2013 19:31:01 | More by Zaphog
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-07-2013 08:44:56 | More by beergorrilla
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imfrommichigan

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

09-13-2013 02:43:21 | More by imfrommichigan
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Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-03-2013 00:33:35 | More by Holland
Founders Boyl'r Mayk'r (Barrel Aged Solid Gold) from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.