Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
American Lager
Ranked #12
Ranked #16,597
3.89 | pDev: 7.71%
Dec 04, 2021
Jun 10, 2017
Trigo is a 6.3 percent ABV “pale wheat lager” brewed with American hops that is a collaboration with Spain-based Mahou San Miguel. The art on the can was created by Founders culinary team member Cody Levon, “an incredible kitsch painter whose work emulates the beautiful methods of the old masters
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Rated: 3.4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Golden colour, large white head. Aroma of fruity and grassy hops, hints of orange marmalade. Refreshing flavour, mid between dry and sweet, citric notes, moderate hops.
Apr 17, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 15, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Cotton_27 from Michigan

Jun 30, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Apr 12, 2020
Rated: 4 by Pisshhead from Ireland

Apr 05, 2020
Rated: 3.6 by detroitpat from Michigan

Dec 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Sep 08, 2019
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours clear golden with a white head. Head retention is very good.

Smell: It has aromas of apricot with some doughy wheat. There are low levels of floral in the background.

Taste: It has flavors that are balance between the apricot and floral hops with the doughy wheat in support. The two sets of hops lightly clash with each other.

Feel: It has a medium body with the hops lasting long in the aftertaste.

Overall, the flavors are decent, but the hops clash a bit which each other.
Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Since I spent a couple/few days celebrating CANada Day on 01 July, it only seems right & fitting to spent this four-day weekend drinking, reviewing & rating AmeriCAN-owned & made beers. Cheers!

From the CAN: "Brewed For Us"; "Artprize"; "Hoppy Wheat Lager"; "Crack it. Pour it. Love it."; "Drink responsibly. They don't serve Founders in the clink."

From the Brewery's Website: "We’re strong believers that the only thing better than brewing beer is brewing beer with friends. We worked with our pals at Mahou San Miguel to bring the recipe for Trigo (Spanish for ‘wheat’) to life. They brought their lager-brewing expertise and we brought our hopping expertise. The result is a clean and crisp wheat lager with big, American-hopped aromatics. Salud!"; "IBUs: 35".

These guys clearly get it! It all begins with the Crack! of the vent & so it was in this insCANce. I was rather aggressive in my Glug since. as a wheat beer, it was most likely going to be cloudy. I watched as it roiled, fizzed & foamed to create a finger of fizzy, foamy, soapy, bone-white head that quickly disappeared. 8=( Color was a slightly-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). The nose was interesting. It had a tropical & citrusy fruitiness, plus a slight tartness from the wheat. Hmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, about on par for the style. The taste was another CANundrum - the style does not allow for more than a medium bitterness & yet the hops were what were prevalent. Hmm. I liked it in that it was not too tropical nor was it too citrusy, but at the same time, it was too … too. Finish was semi-dry and quite refreshing. I wish that the wheat (& other malts) had been a little more assertive, especially when reviewing to style. This was not one for purists, but if you are looking for a refreshing Summer beer, you CAN do MUCH worse! YMMV.
Jul 05, 2019
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Reviewed by wheatyweiss from Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a weizen glass.

Pours a medium straw with a soapy cap that recedes to lace. Moderate chill cloud.

Aroma is bready malt, slightly sweet and with a wheat twang. Hops are apparent the aroma but not at the front. Smells like a wheat.

Flavor is sweet crystal malt with a big hop presence for the style. This is sweet rolls and banana bread with fruity resinous hop. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Little bit of fusel alcohol in the swallow. Interesting.

Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. A bit slick on the tongue.

Good refreshing lager, nice easy drinking beer.
Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 3 by chiefz1 from New York

May 27, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan

May 03, 2019
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Murky gold with 1" white foamy head and abundant lacing.
N: Wheat, grapefruit, citrus, and hops.
T: Follows the nose, very crisp wheat flavors with grapefruit and citrus.
M: Clean, refreshing and light.
O: I really enjoyed this beer, it was refreshing and clean. Flavors were awesome.
May 01, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by ninaturner from Florida

May 01, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Apr 29, 2019
Rated: 4 by BrainCaperKid from Georgia

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Jbalintjr from Pennsylvania

Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Mar 23, 2019
Trigo from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 226 ratings