Founders Strong Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by sopor on 10-14-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of alexgash
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Ashley’s. Bright amber edges get lost in a dusky brown body. Creamy, lingering, light sandy head. Nose is ripe fruit, toffee, and wonderfully fresh pine/resin hops. Full, creamy, chewy body reveals sweet toffee and rich fruit. Warming but not boozy. Hops come on strong as promised, but they don’t overpower. Well-balanced dose of pine sap and herbal mint. Bittersweet finish makes me want more.

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Photo of granger10
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another attempt by the brewers to make a Curmudgeon good enough for the bottle. Brownish red color with a minimal tan head and bits of lacing. Aroma is fruity and piney along with an alcohol kick. Taste begins somewhat roasty and malty with a bit of caramel but more nondistinct malts. The flavors transitions to a piney and fruity bitterness. Bitterness is stronger than expected. A little doughyness lies underneath but goes on the finish which has quite a kick. This is still missing the vinous character and rich flavors that I think the brewers want but it has definite potential.

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Photo of sopor
3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown brew with ruby highlights and a creamy off-white head that leaves a little splotchy lace on the glass. Smells of syrupy sweetness and alcohol. I don't like being able to smell the alcohol, it has a large negative impact on drinkability for me.

Heavy caramel and syrupy sweetness with a hint of roast malt with well balanced profile of resinous hops. Alcohol is present, perhaps a little too powerful (more negative drinkability). MOderate body is slightly slick on the tongue with very delicate carbonation.

STRONG is right, in every way. A tasty brew, but a sipper for sure, drinkability is kind of low.

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Founders Strong Ale from Founders Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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