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): 4.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by drxandy on 06-24-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
127
pDev:
11.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Hyptochrons
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

well executed brew. some lemony and herbal hop notes to go along with the grainy and sweet character. light bodied and bordering on watery but there is a nice grassy crispness to it that rounds it out. digging it!

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Photo of monk2021
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L) Pours a honey tinted amber with a white head. Little retention.

S) Smells floral and grainy, not particularly strong.

T) Tastes crisp and clean, has a light grainy sweetness and a pleasant hop bitterness on the end.

F) Drinkable and has a decent carbonation for the style.

O) It's fine. Good for the style I suppose, but that's hardly a compliment. A great gateway beer for those who refuse to drink anything other than American light lagers though.

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Photo of Timtac
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrewsBrews450
2.89/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a golden yellow, with a very slight amount of haze, and a white head. Sweet grains and bready malts on the nose, and a subtle fruity hop note.

The hops are more forward on the taste, but in balance with the sweet grains and bready flavors. This will be an excellent lawnmower beer this summer, IMHO.

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Photo of Boca-X
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcollinsOX
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is not a beer to be rated against other traditional lagers like a Czech or German pilsner. This is Founders' version of an American Adjunct Lager, like Yuengling or Narragansett, brewed with corn etc. Comparing this to the style, this beer kicks all of their asses, especially for the price of a six pack or 15 pack...well done...

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Photo of kitekid
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vach33
4.26/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.12/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lukass
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kfjacumin
4.66/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MeLoynes
4.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danmullens1
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery. Clear golden. Smells of grain and bready malt. Lightly floral hops tastes of cracker malt, a little perfumey, and a tiny bit of spicy hop bitterness. Light body. Kind of a nothing beer. Very bland, but nothing wrong with it.

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Photo of mando31
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RAFH
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a 5 ounce pour at the Founder's Brewery Restaurant on my birthday in 2016 with my Dad and his wife Sherrie. Thought Solid Gold would be great on tap, but it wasn't. Enough said.

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Solid Gold from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 127 ratings