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Founders Blend [v1] - Ruhstaller

Not Rated.
Founders Blend [v1]Founders Blend [v1]

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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 03-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 3
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2.69/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Supposed to be a blend of the Red Ale and Black IPA. This doesn't seem to improve either, in my estimation. sort of a wintergreen, chewing gum taste mixed with the malt. Some sweetness but mostly a whole lo of bitter. The hops are quite dank-- wet leaves and bitter herbs.

Plenty of body. Tastes like grape jelly with bitter herb tea. This is such a soup of unpleasant vegetable tastes. Quite attractive, however, with the jet black color and nice off-white head. Spritzy in the mouth with an odd aroma of candy and the comost pile. Bought this somewhere in San Diego.

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3.37/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a finger of tan head on a fairly black colored body.
The aroma is roasted malt, cut pinewood and lemon.
The taste is disjointed. It has a bold pine bitterness up front, then it swings between caramel sweet and lemons. All thrust, no vector.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Aside from the taste this is a great beer.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.58/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A bottled blend of the 1881 and Capt.

Black color, fairly lighter edges. Light brown head, not quite a finger. Aroma had faint chocolate undertones, with some caramel maltiness, mild grassy/herbal hop notes. Mildly bitter finish with a grassy and floral initial hop note, caramel and nutty malts, faintly sugary, light roasted chocolate notes in between. Creamy medium body with a solid carbonation level and texture.

I'm goi to venture this is a fresh/recent release, and as such, it kinda works. The ABA part shines the most and kinda makes me want to try it instead.

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Founders Blend [v1] from Ruhstaller
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.