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Founding Fathers Lager - Founding Fathers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
69
poor

50 Ratings
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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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
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
Photo of chinchill
2.98/5  rDev +5.3%
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 Boone757
3/5  rDev +6%

Boone757, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

ZEB89, May 04, 2013
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Cyberkedi, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
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
Photo of garymuchow
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
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 hollywood_15063
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

hollywood_15063, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of budgood1
3.05/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

budgood1, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Damian74Shensky
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
Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

RochefortChris, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of grahamboudreaux
4/5  rDev +41.3%

grahamboudreaux, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of justinm4bama
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

justinm4bama, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of grumpygerman
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

grumpygerman, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of mwar
2/5  rDev -29.3%

mwar, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of OldhouseRecs
3/5  rDev +6%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of jettjon
3.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

jettjon, May 08, 2012
Photo of WYVYRN527
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

WYVYRN527, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Dank26
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Dank26, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Cooper
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Cooper, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of dragomni
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

dragomni, May 14, 2012
Photo of cambabeer
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

cambabeer, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Antonius08
3/5  rDev +6%

Antonius08, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of pheelingIt
3/5  rDev +6%

pheelingIt, Aug 19, 2012
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Founding Fathers Lager from Founding Fathers Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.