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Founding Fathers Lager - Founding Fathers Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founding Fathers LagerFounding Fathers Lager

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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 53
Avg: 2.79
pDev: 43.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founding Fathers Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NuclearDolphin on 01-20-2012

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 53
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.75/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a nearly clear, amber-tan body with a tallish, but short-lived, off-white head.

Smell: Some caramel and toasty barley hints are a distant second to the discordant notes of metal, half-rotted corn, and---this smells like a malt liquor!

Taste: Faint caramel over malted barley grains, moderately sweet, but right from the get-go there's this icky quality. Vegetal, kinda tangy, and with notes of corn and metal shavings. Some bitterness. Good grief, this is awful. On the label, even George Washington is left scratching his chin, wondering how they managed to f this one up so badly.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Had low hopes for this. Then, pouring it it looked perhaps passable. Then, after one foul sniff, the crapiness was quickly confirmed. Drain pour.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Trent15
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of chinchill
2.98/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz undated bottle. Founding Fathers Lager pours with a deep amber color and a small tan head. The head soon all but disappears despite a continual stream of rising carbonation bubbles.

M: medium-bodied, rather heavily carbonated beer.

A mix of hop flavors is matched by a balancing amount of caramel malt. In fact, the caramel malt comes to dominate after some warming. The weak aroma and flavor is followed by a short-lived but lightly tangy aftertaste.

O: inexpensive and maltier alternative to your standard American macro-lagers.

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Photo of DarrellK
3.18/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought it because of half the profits going to Military Families.
Poured into a pint glas and it yielded a fair head initially but it dissapaited to a Sam Adams like head in a minute or two.
Reddish/Amber color (I'm color-blind)sort of a whiskey color to me. Some carbonation that lingers.
Nose is slight with a little malt in there.
Mouth is a bit weak for me but probably just fine for the average Bud drinker what should be buying this brew.
Finish is dryish and malty.
Not a bad attempt that is a little behind Amber Bock. Will try it at some different temps and try to find on tap to see if it improves.

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Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Pilsner Glass.
A - Hazy Orange, decent amount of carbonation. Head pours 1 finger width and with some lacing.

S - Bread smell with some malt. A little off smell, kind of skunky.

T - Faint caramel over malted barley grains, kinda tangy, and with notes of corn. Some bitterness.

M - It's light and carbonation is balanced.

O - 50% of profits go to U.S. Military families! Awesome! But the beer is dreadful. Will probably never get again.

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Photo of Cooper
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of dhannes
2.95/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dhep16
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of PCATD
2.72/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of HerrDave
1/5  rDev -64.2%

Photo of grimey68
3.21/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kaufmaal
2.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The lovely mrs. bought home a six-pack of this beer remarking that, "hey, this is new, you should try this." How nice that she thinks of me (and beer). A dark-orange color, and a 1/4" head that quickly disappears into the aether. Mild carbonation. There's not too much of a smell other than some faint melon and grass. A nice, non-aggressive maltiness (though it has some bock qualities to it) makes this a refreshing beer that I don't have to think about too much to enjoy. Other than some tangy sourness, the taste doesn't linger.

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Photo of donmonkey1
3.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice amber with a little white head that laces nicely. The head appears to be chased by ninjas because it's gone.

Smell: Sweet malt.

Taste: Metal and sweet malt

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery but With awesome stinging carbonation.

At least its got some taste.

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Photo of Tr0janSlay3r
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of MyKroberts237
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bushwack
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of cambabeer
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of csorensen3
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Gschaf
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev +7.5%

served from the tap in a pint glass

dark amber in color, smooth creamy off-white head. not much aroma, maybe just a bit of sweet malt. taste is smooth, one note - medium caramel malt, a little toasty. smooth finish. medium body and carbonation

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Photo of LarryZ
2.95/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Easy drinking in the mix of lagers. All day any day it works. Put it a step of the miller lite crowd as it actually tastes like a good beer. No complaints

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Photo of garymuchow
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I think I'll give this the benefit of the doubt and review it as an Am. lager.
Slightly sweet malt, a little sulfur, and a tad of yeast. Kinda' standard.
Quick head. Amber and very clear.
Again, kinda' sweet with a heftier malt quality and something bigger than pils malt. Quick hop up front and then some of the finish for a short to moderate length finish. Slight vegetable quality.
Bigger body for style. Lots of prickly bubbles.
Overall, only okay. I appreciate the purpose and effort, but I really can't see myself getting too much of this going forward.

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Photo of hogrider
2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I bought a six pack for father’s day but had to drink one a couple of days before. I pour it into a goblet and it developed a half inch head that quickly disappeared into thin air; my nose detected a bit of hops, some malt and nothing else, lacing is non-existent and the mouth feel did not add to the nose, this is an ok beer to have if you are tired of Bud and entertaining a lot of people like I am doing for Father’s Day. And don’t forget folks to support your local brewery….DRINK BEER. HOG.

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Photo of corzocl
3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

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Founding Fathers Lager from Founding Fathers Brewing Company
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