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:
25
Ratings:
132
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tough to judge this one, its okay but a little weak. Body is hust a little thin but the carbonation is a nice amount for the style.
Aroma is not overpowering, grain/cereal, floral/grass. Taste is similar,but a bit stronger and pleasing than the aroma. Grain , with a mild floral hop bite,very,very mild hop bite.
I got this to serve at a party for craft and non craft beer drinkers and it was a perfect middle ground beer

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Photo of Sauced4life
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 94rocker1
4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great for the style. Light hops and solid malt. Easy drinking summertime beer for sure

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

very easy to drink beer, mouthful is watery at first but gradually builds to tasty hops and lemon, grass, and corn tastes blended together. Mouthful is very pleasant, balanced, and nicely carbonated. Beer is refreshing.

Great alternative to the other AAL beers, and IMO is the best tasting of all the lagers I have tried recently.

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Photo of BlakeAM
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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 +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrewsBrews450
2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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 +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcollinsOX
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
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 +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vach33
4.26/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lukass
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kfjacumin
4.66/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MeLoynes
4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danmullens1
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3/5  rDev -15.3%
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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Solid Gold from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 132 ratings