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Founding Fathers Lager - Founding Fathers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 24.03%
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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3/5  rDev +6%

Turbo, Nov 22, 2014
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2.72/5  rDev -3.9%

PCATD, Oct 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev +6%

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

jmdrpi, Oct 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

cambabeer, Sep 28, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +25.8%

RayPrice, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

RochefortChris, Aug 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Gschaf, Aug 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Tr0janSlay3r, Jul 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

justinm4bama, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6%

Boone757, Jul 20, 2013
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1/5  rDev -64.7%

Scary_Version, Jul 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Dank26, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of kazaxson
3.53/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

kazaxson, May 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

ZEB89, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +41.3%

grahamboudreaux, Apr 09, 2013
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2.29/5  rDev -19.1%
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
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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

dhep16, Mar 06, 2013
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2.18/5  rDev -23%
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
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3/5  rDev +6%

Trent15, Dec 30, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.7%

HerrDave, Dec 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

ponbon63, Dec 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -29.3%

mwar, Nov 30, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

hollywood_15063, Oct 28, 2012
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1.73/5  rDev -38.9%
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
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Founding Fathers Lager from Founding Fathers Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.