Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #8
Ranked #5,398
4.13 | pDev: 8.96%
Jun 13, 2023
Jul 03, 2020
Imperial golden ale with coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla and milk sugar.
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Rated: 4.04 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 13, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Oct 09, 2021
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Goddamn good beer. Bronze color, very dirty with particulates. Smell of vanilla and chocolate and coffee. Taste is vanilla forward with a good presence of coffee and chocolate, but it still tastes like a beer. Medium bodied, strong alcohol presence, slightly dry finish, mouth filling. At a couple months old, still very flavorful and tasty. Founders knows how to make adjunct beers well, this is no exception.
Oct 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a golden color with an orange hue, one-finger foamy white head reduces to a ring around the edge

S- creamy vanilla and milk sugars are complimented by notes of blonde coffee, cocoa nibs, light undertone of caramel

T- slightly sweet up front with notes of sweet cream and whipped vanilla. Mid-palate brings out some light roasted coffee that adds a hint of earthiness. Undertones of chocolate and caramel follow, before finishing with more earthy coffee that continues into the linger, along with more creamy vanilla

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy into the finish

O- this one hides the abv well, and the coffee and sweet vanilla cream notes are a fantastic compliment
Jun 23, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by samEBC from Belgium

Jun 08, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by Shanex from France

Apr 14, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by Grupatre from Michigan

Apr 12, 2021
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Rated by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Too sweet for me!
Mar 27, 2021
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Mar 04, 2021
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Reviewed by vi11am from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Golden cloudy amber color, strong milk chocolate smell, nice head light carbonation that disperses quickly. Smooth lager like hit, followed by a hot chocolate after taste.
Feb 22, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by Sinister from New York

Feb 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by aztraz from Sweden

Feb 09, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4.13 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2021
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Marvelroast has a thin, white head, (cottony) sediment-filled, deep orange, lazy bubbles, some lacing. The aroma is of mild, light coffee, barley, and vanilla. The taste is of strong golden ale (white bread crust), vanilla, faint coffee, and no bitterness. Marvelroast has a medium body and a dryer- than-expected finish.

Jan 05, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by robebo44 from Virginia

Dec 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear golden amber color. A thumb length foam head is followed by a ring of lacing.

The presence of the adjuncts dominates the nose. Sweet and roasty aromas of cocoa, coffee and vanilla are supported by notes of biscuity malt.

Chewy and sweet notes of caramel and biscuity malts provide the base. Meanwhile, mouth coating flavors of cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, sugar and coffee dominate the palate.There is a mild roasty bitterness that adds balance, while the finish has a dry alcohol spice to it.

Full bodied and ultra smooth. The carbonation is gentle.

What an Interesting beer! Hard to perceive it as a Blond Ale given all the coffee and cocoa flavors. Nevertheless, this was pretty yummy.
Dec 25, 2020
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Rated by Malacant from Louisiana

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A delicious flavorful beer. All notes are noticeable.
Dec 20, 2020
Rated: 4.7 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Dec 19, 2020
Marvelroast from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 208 ratings