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Founders Crimson Dynamo | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by GregoryVII on 03-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
3.11%
 
 
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice brown color with some reddish tinge. Poured it from a growler less than an hour after obtaining it from Founders and there was almost no carbonation to speak of. The head was non-existent, just some flimsy lacing holding together in wisp like suggestions of lightly browned bubbles masqurading as head. I get that it's a session beer. But, the brewery bills it as a "session red" with American style hops. The complete lack of carbonation that accomponied the mouthfeel was unacceptable. I don't know if it was the bartender's fault in filling the growler or not, because I did not sample this beer at Founders. The flavor itself was actually rather well balanced. It defintely leaned more towards a malty profile, with caramel malts creating a nice, pleasant and rounded flavor. The hops provided enough balance, and were evident, but were seemingly content to play a supporting role in the beer. The hops used were simcoe and cascade, but absent were their strong piney/citrusy flavor profiles and I was more than ok with this direction. It was a very drinkable totality of a beer, despite its one major flaw in my instance.

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Founders Crimson Dynamo from Founders Brewing Company
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