Solid Gold | Founders Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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606 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
For those of you familiar with the Solid Gold we’ve featured in our taproom for years, this is not the same beer. Our Brewmaster, Jeremy, completely revamped the recipe and it now features lager yeast, corn and lemondrop hops for just the right hit of flavor. Our take on a classic, Solid Gold is a drinkable golden lager brewed with the highest quality ingredients. Challenging what a lager can be? That’s something we won’t regret.

20 IBU

Added by drxandy on 06-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,922
Reviews:
186
Ratings:
606
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
104
Trade:
0
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Photo of MercInc
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Even my "Bud" / "Bush" loving friends like this. I always have it in the fridge.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:. Pours a clear copper yellow color with a small white fizzy head and no lacing.

S:. Sweet malt, some grass, and a light bit of lemon and tropical fruit. Slight bitterness.

T:. Sweet malt and grain, some sweet lemon and orange.

F:. Light body and crisp.

O:. This is a pretty good American adjunct type lager.

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Photo of Bshaw22
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at AJ bombers in Milwaukee
They only have 4 taps so this beer moves well.
Clear yellow with big white head.
Smell is malty and a little grassy but not much there.
Taste is that of a macro Pilsner at first sip. Smooths our a little and then becomes more palatable. You can smtsste some soft malt and a little lemon grass. Not a ton of flavor but a pretty crushable beer.
Ok but wouldn’t look to it over a New Glarus lager

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Photo of Jhops217
4.9/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This guy was smooth and had some aromatic aftertones. Didn’t see it in a glass. I stumbled upon this guy in the singles cooler and was surprised. Will buy again.

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Photo of Zbrewer80
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsh420
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of DADZIG83
2/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like an adjunct lager so much that you’ll probably wish you’d have just bought your preferred one instead. Personally I’ll likely buy a case of yuengling premium since that is what the taste of solid gold made me think of first. FYI When I saw solid gold in the store I read a review on BA that said that it had an “APA bite” or something but I’m not getting that.

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Photo of BeerBlingo
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I enjoy this beer. I find I keep bring it home. The full bodied flavor is quite refreshing without excessive malt. It has great aroma and is clean on the pallet.

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Photo of drinkabilly
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Great drinkability, with just the right hope note!

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Photo of desint
2.41/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tantonys
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very nice well-brewed beer, as you would expect from Michigan. Clean & crisp. Very floral hops. I like it!

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Photo of KG30
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jay_Dee
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I bought a sixer of this for 6.49. I could not believe that was the price, considering this is from Founders. The price was legit and I was excited to try it.
The beer presents itself well for the style, with just one small thing; there is a quite noticeable bite at the very end, much like an APA. I did not expect it.
The brew is very drinkable and I enjoyed it. At this price point I'd grab this over a Bud, even though it has a lower ABV.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden pour with a light amount of chill haze. World class head volume. Outstanding retention with quite outstanding lacing.

Quite outstanding complex nose for the style. The base is slightly sweet with rich notes of orange, tangerine, lemon and pineapple - roughly in that order of intensity. Underneath is a bit of non-grainy biscuit.

Light body with a slight amount of smoothness. Quite outstanding carbonation / body balance. The middle provides a nice effervescent burst while the finish is rollicking and prickly.


The flavor profile is very good. What keeps this from rating higher is poor flavor separation, thus hurting complexity. In addition, flavor intensity is less than implied by the nose. Bitterness is mild and balances perfectly with the hint of mid-palate sweetness. The flavors present in blended fashion but don't really pop. The finish is somewhat crisp with a light bit of zest lingering.

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Photo of Walnut
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jroof1
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maniaczak
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houborg1
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Solid Gold from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 606 ratings