Founding Fathers Lager - Founding Fathers Brewing Company
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.53/5 rDev +25.6%
Drank half from the bottle, half from a pint glass.
Purchased from Brewskies for $13 a case.
I had some misgivings about purchasing this beer, due to some of the reviews. Likening beer to "piss" doesn't exactly give one high expectations.
But, I'm having company over on Saturday, so I needed a cheap, easy drinker for the masses...To keep them away from my good beer.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, maybe because of my low expectations.
The appearance is strong, nice amber color (if a bit thin) an off white head (about 3 fingers with an aggressive pour) Carbonation is average.
The smell is average, really no different than any other cheap, mass produced lager. I detected zero wet cardboard, nor any "funk" as was mentioned in previous reviews.
The taste was on the sweeter side, one again, I detected zero skunk or funk (or urine) as noted by other reviewers.
The sweetness is definitely a good thing, its underlying, not ever present.
Finishes slightly dry with no aftertaste, even after it warms. Zero bitterness.
I do agree with the reviewers who said it has a "bock quality."
The mouth feel is thin...Great for the summer.
Overall I would purchase this again. It's a good (cheap) refrigerator beer.
05-24-2013 02:06:02 | More by kazaxson
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
3.33/5 rDev +18.5%
Pours a nice coppery amber with an average but decent white head. Aroma is typical of a lager, but has strength and depth that I don’t get from most pale lagers, having strong fruity notes as well as the expected lager aroma. Flavor is malty and somewhat fruity, more rounded than most lagers and quite pleasing. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth and firm with a good amount of fizz. Definitely worth seeking.
04-14-2012 02:04:45 | More by Cyberkedi
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
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
3.05/5 rDev +8.5%
pours out a chill hazed dark amber colour with a respectable half inch thick head. ivory in colour, leaving some decent lace for a lager. a great looking beer in the glass. rich malty aroma...hints of caramel and toffee with a grassy, herbal hop undertone. upon tasting, a sweet caramel malty note hits the tongue and is quickly ushered away by a crisp and dry finish. bits and pieces of brown and burnt sugar can be detected as well. some delicate, yet perceptible grass and hay like hop notes provides more overall flavour than bitterness, and is not unwelcome in this brew. the overall body is fullish for a lager of this sort and the mouthfeel is on the crisp side with residual sweetness fighting too make itself known. therefore, finishes on the dry side. drinkability is ok...there is an empty, watery, "bottom dropping out" characteristic that really distracts in the overall profile.
overall this is reminiscent of a Killians or Mich Amber Bock sort of amber/red. a beer brewed with a cause in mind...50% of all profits are donated to families of the US military. a few tweaks to the recipe could go a long way to make this a more respectable tasting beer.
04-11-2012 22:11:28 | More by budgood1
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
Founding Fathers Lager from Founding Fathers Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.