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:
#36,511
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
408
pDev:
11.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
75
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 408 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trscottc
2.61/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer is decent, it's just not what I expected. It's more like an IPA with a little malty sweetness. I was expecting a sweet, malty beverage. I had been eyeing this on the grocer's shelf for a while and I was disappointed. Not a bad beer, just not as advertised. I won't go out of my way to drink this again.

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Photo of Kanjified
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Founders truly has struck gold with this one! A crisp adjunct American lager. The moderately low alcohol level means that its perfect for outdoors summertime drinking, since it will quench your thirst without dehydrating you. At 20 IBUs, the bitterness is low, but tangible, especially against the solid malt backdrop. Light body, unfilling. Beautiful golden color. A nice firm head that stays around for a minute or so when poured into a glass, though this is a beer that can be perfectly enjoyed straight from the can. There is a hint of grassiness, and some sweetness. This beer is made with mostly barley and some corn, but it doesn't taste adjunct at all. As an American adjunct lager, this is as good as it gets. I've found a new go-to lager.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mds1101
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
3.01/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Zazzi82
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rangerred
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkh895
4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baklo
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jera1350
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a lightly hazed gold with a one finger fizzy white head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is grainy with some light yeast.

T - The taste is biscuity malts, lemon and a light hop bite.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - A decent lager. This is definitely a nice easy drinking warm weather beer.

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Photo of kinggimp
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sudsy77
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of robebo44
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dugz
4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a beer that I really like. It reminds me a bit of a european continental lager. Malty and hoppy yet still lighter than an IPA. Really good for a domestic.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Founders Brewing Company "Solid Gold"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON: 04.26.18 1404534" and sampled on 06.12.18
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's slightly hazy which is surprising. I thought it would be filtered clear. The body is a deep gold and the head is a bright white. The head retention is unfortunately only slightly better than average, and not much lacing is left behind. The aroma is nice with some floral and very gently herbal hops over a lightly grainy malt base. It's clean and fresh and welcoming. The flavor brings in some additional lightly citrusy hop notes, and a little bit more grainy and lightly sweetish malt, and a hint of yeasty fruitiness. It's moderately bitter and nicely balanced, finishing mainly dry with some mildly floral and lemony hops lingering. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and gently crisp. Overall it's nicely put together and fairly well done - only its haze and lack of head retention and lacing hurt it. I'll a little bit surprised at how good it is but I'm still wondering who's buying it when there are comparable beers available for much less money.
Review# 6,064

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Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid Gold from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 408 ratings