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Founders Imperial Brown Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by granger10 on 05-08-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of bisonfort
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Full bodied brown. Taste of coffee and chocolate. Had growler at beach.

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Photo of granger10
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This offering from Founders pours a deep mohagany color with auburn on the sides. Nice thick tan head holds up well. Aroma was very nutty and a little bready. Taste reminded me of roasted chestnuts. Slight caramel/honey flavor behind the roasted nuttyness. Hops are kept in check here but give the beer a nice bit of bitterness and dryness. Black currents lie underneath. Becomes a little overly acidic towards the finish. Alcohol is a bit abrasive and definitely has a precense. This beer is solid all around, the body is a little rough and acidic, not as smooth as most browns but more intriguing. Another job well done.

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Founders Imperial Brown Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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