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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
poor

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 25.45%
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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butlerj

Minnesota

2.29/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 15:44:29 | More by butlerj
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

03-06-2013 04:31:32 | More by dhep16
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.18/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 23:43:25 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Trent15


3/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -64.2%

12-15-2012 18:19:45 | More by HerrDave
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ponbon63

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

12-01-2012 01:58:27 | More by ponbon63
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mwar

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -28.3%

11-30-2012 18:11:45 | More by mwar
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

10-28-2012 05:20:38 | More by hollywood_15063
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

1.73/5  rDev -38%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 23:22:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.98/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +43.4%

09-14-2012 22:44:38 | More by vpoxon
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grumpygerman

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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

Alabama

2.98/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 03:19:19 | More by kaufmaal
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Antonius08

Florida

3/5  rDev +7.5%

08-25-2012 20:42:39 | More by Antonius08
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

3/5  rDev +7.5%

08-18-2012 23:45:22 | More by pheelingIt
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bushwack

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

08-18-2012 00:33:18 | More by bushwack
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MyKroberts237

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

07-23-2012 13:42:45 | More by corzocl
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Ally928


3/5  rDev +7.5%

07-19-2012 22:31:08 | More by Ally928
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

07-17-2012 02:00:05 | More by WYVYRN527
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

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


2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

06-20-2012 09:47:51 | More by GustavusAmicus
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hogrider

Florida

2.85/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 02:26:13 | More by garymuchow
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csorensen3


3/5  rDev +7.5%

05-25-2012 15:56:09 | More by csorensen3
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Founding Fathers Lager from Founding Fathers Brewing Company
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