Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by drxandy on 06-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Danmullens1
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3/5  rDev -16.2%
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 +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RAFH
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of einman
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chillin
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Look is a promising light orange. Smell is biscuit I guess. Taste is all bready light malts. Maybe some floral hops in the finish. A bit spicy on the tongue, not hot just the carbonation. Feel is fine. The mitre I drink of it the more I like it. A classic session beer. No harm done, but nothing extraordinary. I wouldn't reco but I wouldn't turn one down.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amishbooze
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Nothing really special here. On draught at the brewery. It's a solid patio beer on a hot day, and ale for when you may reach for a lager. Crackers, toasted bread, floral and spice lead me to believe this is noble hop driven.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbuzz
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRPunk
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Class 1 tap at the brewery. Poured into a nonic pint.

A- A fairly clean, golden body. It was served with a thin white head that left light lace on the glass.

S- A good balance of grainy/cracker-like malts and grassy/slightly floral hops. A little on the sweet end, maybe like an herbal tea.

T- Much as the aroma suggests. Sweet malts up front are mostly ritz cracker. Hops jump in with a grassy and herbal flavor and really clean up the finish.

M- Medium body. Clean, dry finish with a little hop bite.

O- A really easy drinker. The lower ABV makes for a good session beer in the summer heat. It was my wife's favorite beer on the current tap list.

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Photo of orangesol
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t2grogan
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I didn't think too much of this one. Just not a good beer.

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Photo of AGust82
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDM44
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale from Founders Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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