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Founding Fathers Lager - Founding Fathers Brewing Company

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Founding Fathers LagerFounding Fathers Lager

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BA SCORE
69
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 25.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NuclearDolphin on 01-20-2012)
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Reviews by jettjon:
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jettjon

Florida

3.08/5  rDev +9.6%

From a 12 oz. bottle with no visible freshness date, marked “Latrobe, PA,” and “50% of profits go to families of military.” Vigorous pour yields an attractive amber-coppery color with lots of precipitating carbonation. One finger head fades quickly but leaves a good bit of off white lacing and a nice ring and clumps. Nose of sweetish malt, a bit artificial and maybe just a touch of off-scent like light skunk. Taste is OK, malty with hints of honey, and a rather abrupt bitter dry hoppy end. Gets rough at the end with a very subtle metallic off flavor finish. Mouth is satisfactorily wet and quenching with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A passable amber ale. The real draw here is the profits going to military families; otherwise I wouldn’t give this one a second look.

05-08-2012 22:55:58 | More by jettjon
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Trent15


3/5  rDev +6.8%

12-30-2012 00:42:36 | More by Trent15
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.98/5  rDev +6%

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.

10-23-2012 23:20:16 | More by chinchill
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DarrellK

Florida

3.15/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

05-01-2012 21:24:29 | More by DarrellK
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.18/5  rDev -22.4%

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.

01-05-2013 23:43:25 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

06-28-2012 22:09:22 | More by Cooper
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

03-06-2013 04:31:32 | More by dhep16
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HerrDave

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -64.4%

12-15-2012 18:19:45 | More by HerrDave
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kaufmaal

Alabama

2.98/5  rDev +6%

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.

08-27-2012 03:19:19 | More by kaufmaal
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

3.38/5  rDev +20.3%

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.

05-12-2012 04:57:59 | More by donmonkey1
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Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

07-28-2013 22:59:54 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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MyKroberts237

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-10-2012 04:08:21 | More by MyKroberts237
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bushwack

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

08-18-2012 00:33:18 | More by bushwack
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csorensen3


3/5  rDev +6.8%

05-25-2012 15:56:09 | More by csorensen3
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -11%

08-14-2013 01:12:09 | More by Gschaf
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -11%

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.

06-08-2012 02:26:13 | More by garymuchow
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hogrider

Florida

2.85/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

06-15-2012 23:28:43 | More by hogrider
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corzocl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

07-23-2012 13:42:45 | More by corzocl
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Boone757

Maryland

3/5  rDev +6.8%

07-20-2013 02:57:58 | More by Boone757
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +42.3%

04-09-2013 18:18:28 | More by grahamboudreaux
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butlerj

Minnesota

2.29/5  rDev -18.5%

This beer tastes and smells like a mixture of malt liquor and diabetic hobo piss. I really wanted to like this beer. It comes from a Minnesota brewery, and they donate to good causes. They need to tweak the recipe, and/or maybe keep vagrants away from the fermenting tanks.

If it weren't for that, this would be a good beer. It looks good and has the right amount of carbonation, but it has sort of a dark corn syrupish taste and smell hidden somewhere in there that really needs to go.

04-07-2013 15:44:29 | More by butlerj
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grumpygerman

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -11%

09-11-2012 12:30:37 | More by grumpygerman
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OldTime

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

03-09-2012 20:39:20 | More by OldTime
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +6.8%

08-03-2013 01:21:01 | More by OldhouseRecs
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mwar

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -28.8%

11-30-2012 18:11:45 | More by mwar
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Founding Fathers Lager from Founding Fathers Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.