Solid Gold | Founders Brewing Company

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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 cl3 on 10-24-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,751
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
344
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of CosmicArtifact
1.36/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Smells and tastes exactly like mens aftershave, biggest dilemma right now is trying to figure out if it more resembles Aqua Velva or Old Spice aftershave. This product is falsely advertised as Premium Lager but it tastes pretty much the same as Sierra Nevada Double IPA (which I can not stand) Wrote to Founders demanding a refund on this falsely advertised product.

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Photo of wac9
1.73/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Waterly weak boring lacks the life of a real beer I would drink big disappointment

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Photo of mrfosters
1.86/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Looks good in the glass , but you know what looks can be ,large foamy head that became surface film in no time. Oh, and no lacing. Aroma was highly citrus , with no malt either in smell or taste. I do know that lagers are supposed to be balanced.The lemon drop hops were overkill .That was basically all there is to this. I know that Founders prides itself on NOT brewing to style , but hey , if your going to do that , then at least put the word lager in quotes. I should have learned a few months ago when I ordered a draught of their "Pilsner" , and it tasted like grapefruit juice. If Solid Gold was a gladiator ,sorry , thumbs down.

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Photo of JWT3
2.01/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Fizzy yellow beer with a quickly dying head. The corn smell of bad beer is evident. Tastes awful as one might expect from bargain brand light lager. Corn, stewed hops, faint cracked malt flavors. The hop flavor is short lived but had a little integrity. Carbonation levels are fine, light aftertaste of cheap beer. Could have actually been good but as it is, even for the style, this stuff is crap and way overpriced.

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Photo of Mamu211
2.22/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I remember the first time I had this...when it was called Bud Light.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.26/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is way too hoppy to be a "American Adjunct Lager"
right away when i poured a glass and got the smell of it I knew it was too hoppy.
it's alright, not too strong, but too IPA tasting to be a AAL.

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Photo of IndySuds
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TigerSoul
2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Well now, here we've got ourselves an honest to goodness 'craft' lager, and not just any craft lager, but a craft 'adjunct' lager. I've tried to locate the actual ingredients for Solid Gold but it's not to be found, not on the worldwide interwebs at least... so now I've got to deal with the knowledge that 'adjunct' refers to the blend of ingredients used to make this style of beer, which opens the door to stuff like corn, rice and other nasties. And, sadly, it looks like the characteristics of any 'adjunct' lager I've ever had the displeasure of drinking are present here, in this effort from a bonafide artisanal brewer. I suppose it's really a nostalgic turn they were going for? Not sure, but it's got zero body, it's got that popcorn-ey nose to it and a rather sticky aftertaste. I'm glad I only dropped $1.25 for a can that was on the singles shelf at my local package store and not $6 or $7 for a pint of this swill at a tavern.

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Photo of Knickfan3
2.69/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
2.71/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dddyyy1223
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mikeg67
2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours golden with long lasting white head and soda-like carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of slight herbal hops and biscuit malt. Finish is long and dry. Drinkable brew.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3/17/18: 12 oz can courtesy of my brother poured into pint glass. Heavy carbonation, light white head, clear blond pour. Light, sweet bread, corn aroma. Very light taste, corn. Thin, slick mouth feel. Overall OK pilsner.

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Photo of Zaktcc
2.97/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Stofko1992
2.99/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rdub
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ihill58
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbehlar
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of sudsy77
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deonreds
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Bigalduncan64
3.07/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gory4d
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

In appearance, smell, and mouthfeel, this is a fine adjunct lager. In taste, the lemondrop hops push it into a tangy, drying territory that’s off-style. It’s fine for what it is, but there are more authentic beers in this style (several by Schell’s, including Hauenstein and Grain Belt, as well as Champagne Velvet, Olympia, etc.) that are enjoyable and easier to drink.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz can into Spiegelau Lager glass. Canned March 23rd, 2018.

L: Pale yellow, quite clear, little to no head but bubbles are white.

S: Grainy, sweeter corn, maybe some light herbal hops.

T: Grain again, sweet for aure but the hops are more present on the tongue, floral and herbal. But very light. Decent bitterness.

F: Light, crisp, clean.

O: This is definitely a ploy to draw in Bud Light/Bud etc. drinkers. Not bad at all but not a craft beer drinkers specialty.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Solid Gold from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 344 ratings