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 drxandy on 06-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,456
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
551
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
90
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 551 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of JamieWeisen
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IndySuds
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3/12/18 draft @ Flipside

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Photo of Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very nice hoppy lager that has all the characteristics you want from a beer of this type. Whatever the adjuncts used in this beer you cannot taste them. It drinks like a nice hoppy pils.

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Photo of Bear1964
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of VABA
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-A very nice light golden color with a very slight head and lacing.
A-Aroma had nice fruity malty hints.
T-The taste follows the nose with nice fruity malty flavors.
M-A light bodied well carbonated lager.
O-A well balanced nicely made lager.

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Photo of ribby
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 12 oz can. Pours a pale clear gold. Decent head but dissipates quickly. This is a reasonably well executed beer for the style, but the style has a very low ceiling. Even if you are looking for a light, easy drinking summer beer I suspect that Bell's Oatsmobile or New Holland Xtra Time will be more appealing. Nothing wrong with it, just not enough right.

3/28/18 Retasted head to head with Oatsmobile. The flavor is definitely less intense than Oatsmobile. Well crafted and drinkable, but unexciting. I have also tested Oatsmobile head to head vs Xtra Time. I would call that test a tie, but the tie breaker goes to Oatsmobile for better appearance, with a deeper golden color.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Well slap me across the head and call me willy - this beer ain’t that bad! Delicate grainy malts, and a tad of sweet fruit in the aroma, it’s kind of like your cousin’s farm back in Oklahoma. Taste is almost the same; super clean malts - we’re talking Joanna Krupa fresh out of the shower, clean - and those pure sweet fruits. With Solid Gold, I may not have struck it rich, but I’m still not feelin’ all that bad!

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Photo of RokItSumMore
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
3.12/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beaulabauve
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jim67
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very solid lager. Citrus comes thru and is a nice surprise.

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

Photo of Buster
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear pale gold with an average head. The aroma is powerfully driven by wheat toast, biscuit malts, as well as walnut, toasted almond, and cumin. The flavor is broad and grainy, dominated by wheat toast and cereal grains, with notes of toasted almond, autumn leaves, and sawdust. The mouthfeel is light with a decent clinginess and soft carbonation. Overall this is a nice lighter beer, but I would have preferred it a touch crisper. Maybe it is my style preference, but the sweet oiliness just seems unnecessary.

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Solid Gold from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 551 ratings