Founders Black Sunshine | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by granger10 on 05-02-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of mcallister
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dense deep, dark black. Once again little head. What is ther is tan and left a ring around the glass.

Okay; I've come to the conclusion that the glassware sucks at Founders. Love their beer but come on. Once again difficult to pull anything out on the nose. Proper glassware could have helped this in the smell department as well as changed many of the reviews I did while visiting this spectacular brewery.

Well hell...very odd for a dundel weiss. The mouthfeel and robustness of a porter. Thick roasted chocolate covered coffee bean. Coffee galore, with a masculine, very bold mouthfeel. Drinkable to no end.

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Photo of wingman14
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super dark brown with a light tan head that faded pretty quickly. Smells of roasted and burnt characters with sweet tones, close to a porter mixed with a nut brown. Taste is similar with plenty of flavors going on here, a very good dunkel. Like body, very smooth, with average carbonation, all added to a good mouthfeel. This beer is balanced well for its style and pushes the flavor to the edges. I enjoyed trying this offering and would get it again because it is so tasty.

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Photo of CortexBomb
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Extremely dark pour with some nice head action on top, good looking beer. The smell is primarily malts with a hint of chocolate...porter like.

The flavour on it, not bad, but not particularly impressive either. A nutty, roasty flavour somewhat similar to Great Lake's Elliot Ness was present throughout, along with some vague chocolate. Very smooth drinking as well.

The mouth on it was thin (as expected) but gained a little bit for being creamy. Drinkability, quite easy to drink as an American light lager, but with more flavours to ruminate on.

Overall, a summer quaffer, and it fills that role pretty well. Not as much character as most of Founders special tap room only offerings, but it still is worth having a pint of while it's on tap.

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Photo of granger10
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really dark brown pour that basically looks black unless held to light. Soft creamy medium tan head rises atop then diminshes to a layer. Smell is mostly of roasted grains with a bit of a toasty chocolate sweetness to compliment. Taste is similar, lighter and smooth yet enjoyable. Toasty chocolate leads but there's a nice little yeast flavor flowing in underneath. Maybe some of that bubblegum and clove mixture comes from the yeast. A low to moderate bitterness lies underneath holding the malts well from being too sweet. The hops come out in the finish but still softly and mainly for the drying effect. Really smooth, I can't believe this is even as high in abv as they state. Very enjoyable and drinkable.

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Founders Black Sunshine from Founders Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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