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Founding Fathers Lager - Founding Fathers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
69
poor

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 24.82%
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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Photo of HerrDave
1/5  rDev -64.5%

HerrDave, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Beer4Mike
1/5  rDev -64.5%

Beer4Mike, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Scary_Version
1/5  rDev -64.5%

Scary_Version, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of NuclearDolphin
1.68/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a 16oz Pint Glass, never thought I'd be the first to review a new beer!


Appearance - Darker Orange in color with a very filtered look to it and decent amount of carbonation. Head pours at around a 2 finger width and has no retention or lacing to speak of.


Smell - Cooked Veggies and a slight bready smell along with a faint malty scent. The smell does get rather skunky and offensive after a while.


Taste - Much like the smell, it's primarily cooked veggies with a slight yeast taste. The malty scent that was in the smell isn't here at all. It also leaves a bad veggie aftertaste after drinking. Without sounding too objective, it tastes like a bad adjunct lager.


Mouthfeel - It's light and feels fresh when drinking and the carbonation is balanced out quite nicely, so it's okay in terms of ease on the palette.


Overall - Even though the cause is noble, with 50% of the profit going towards helping military veterans, it pains me to say that this beer is quite bad. However, since this brewery is relatively new (at least to my knowledge), I have hopes that it's flavor will improve along with the other beers it plans on releasing in the future.

NuclearDolphin, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.73/5  rDev -38.7%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of mwar
2/5  rDev -29.1%

mwar, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.18/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

Damian74Shensky, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of hollywood_15063
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

hollywood_15063, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of butlerj
2.29/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

butlerj, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Gschaf
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Gschaf, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

garymuchow, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of grumpygerman
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

grumpygerman, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Dank26
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Dank26, Jun 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

justinm4bama, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

ZEB89, May 04, 2013
Photo of MyKroberts237
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

MyKroberts237, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of cambabeer
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

cambabeer, Sunday at 09:00 PM
Photo of WYVYRN527
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

WYVYRN527, Jul 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

GustavusAmicus, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of hogrider
2.85/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

hogrider, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of chinchill
2.98/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

chinchill, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of kaufmaal
2.98/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

kaufmaal, Aug 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev +6.4%

Trent15, Dec 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev +6.4%

csorensen3, May 25, 2012
Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Boone757, Jul 20, 2013
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Founding Fathers Lager from Founding Fathers Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.