Founders Fest Wheat | Founders Brewing Company

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4.01 w/ 36 ratings

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Avagadro on 06-19-2010

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on tap in Winooski VT at Mule Bar

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy gold, plenty of lacing, and a head that lasts forever.

S: bouquet is that of a pale ale more than anything else. Centennial hops meld with citrusy wheat.

T: taste follows the nose, delivering a wheaty pale ale. Piney hopes and wheat combine for a deliciously thirst quenching experience.

M: medium body and heavy carbonation.

D: great for the hot day at Founders Fest.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got to sample this at Founders Fest! The review is from notes taken on 6/19/2010 and poured from the tap to a big ol' plastic cup.

Appearance: Pours a wheaty yellow/orange/coppery color and starts with a short 1/2 finger head that's white; head fades to a full and complete cap; body is very cloudy, but shows very fast and tiny bubbles of carbonation near the sides; a nice ring and a few washes of lacing are left behind.

Smell: A nice and sweet citric and juicy orange/mango presence; a bit of a sweet bready yeastiness; nose is solid, and there is a bit of a peppery spiciness lingering in there as well.

Taste: Nice light an smooth citric aspect (orange, possible a hint of banana and mango tropical presence as well); a slight Belgian peppery/clove like spiciness in there and a bit of a tall and toasty wheaty graininess; also, there is a bit of a grassy hoppy bitterness lingering in the back. Quite solid.

Mouthfeel: Mouth is smooth and fairly creamy; body is of medium weight; carbonation is light, yet very present; a thin semi-dry coating is left hanging on to the entire palate.

Drinkability: This could really be an all-day kind of beer, especially in this warmer summer weather; nice light and smooth flavors and a body that doesn't necessarily weigh you down, I wish there was a known ABV to help me determine this in a more overall fashion, but going by what I picked up in the beer, it's a great drinker.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A- A nice, cloudy golden body. It came with a thin white head that left nice stick on the glass.

S- fairly typical wheat characteristics with a bit of an extra grassy aroma.

T- A lot hoppier than the arms would let on. A good, sweet, wheaty backbone for sure, but a solid dose of spicy hops, especially in the finish.

M- Medium-full body for the style. Somewhere between grainy and creamy. Fairly clean and dry.

O- While well within the normal range for the style, it pushes more hops than most. Stays refreshing and drinkable. At 6.6% ABV, it isn't something to chug on a warm summer's day. I'd order it again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Founders Fest Wheat from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83.3% out of 100 with 36 ratings
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