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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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Ratings: 143
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: liamt07 on 11-22-2012)
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

sternamagrapha7x, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of kylelenk
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden color just like it's Non-BA counterpart "Solid Gold."

S: Get some oaky notes but nothing really sticks out here. A bit of malt but mostly disappointing.

T: Kind of bland as the beer doesn't pick up a ton of barrel character. Not a huge fan of Solid Gold so this may be where I stray.

M: Heavier on the carbonation but still an easy sipper.

O: If you're looking for a traditional, huge BA Founders beer you might be disappointed. Boilermaker is an easy drinking barrel aged beer that would be perfect for someone looking to just stick their toes in the BA beer category.

kylelenk, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of stckhndlr
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

it has a very interesting smell. butterscotch. smells like a worthers original. very pale almost confused for a lager. white head with very fine bubble lacing. the taste is oaky like a chardonnay but with a pungent bourbon flavor. feels right on the palate. reminds me of a bourbon with sprite. overall this beer doesn't fall into any of the traditional categories. but it is interesting enough I would drink it again.

stckhndlr, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

DeeMalloy, Jan 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Flabbyjandro, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

WheelsPSU, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.03/5  rDev +8%
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.

Alieniloquium, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

DoubleSimcoe, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bum732, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

warnerry, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

threedaggers, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

sweemzander, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mltobin, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
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.

mdfb79, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JDizzle, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

brycevolk, Dec 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

flyersfan900, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Docrock, Dec 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

CuriousMonk, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

BEERschlitz, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ChrisMon02, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
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.

smakawhat, Dec 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

jacewg, Dec 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

DMarlinJ, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Spartan13, Nov 15, 2013
Founders Boyl'r Mayk'r (Barrel Aged Solid Gold) from Founders Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.