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Founders Mister E Froot | Founders Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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30 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jale on 08-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
11
Ratings:
30
pDev:
13.65%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 11
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.89/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I sampled Mister E Froot on a visit to Founders on 08/12/2011. I found myself wishing I could buy several bottles are take it home. Among fruit beers, this one has exceptional qualities. However, our friends at Founders are not talking about what those qualities are. The ingredients are a mystery as of right now.

The initial aroma was a powerful berry fruitiness. I would speculate that raspberry and blackberry are among the flavor in the aroma. However, the aroma is also balanced by a woodiness that hints of barrel aging. In the taste, the fruit flavors are balanced by woodiness. Why many fruit beers pound the tongue with just fruit flavors, this is a nice balance. The mouthfeel reminds drinkers that a lot went into this beer. It goes down smooth despite a thicker texture. The aftertaste leaves hints of vanilla which finish the experience nicely. In the overall scope, there are a lot of well balanced flavors to experience in this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of MikeyRx
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a very hazy, rich amber with thick off white head that is retained and leaves heavy lacing

S- sweet fruity aroma followed my an awesome malty butterscotch

T- initial flavor of sweet strawberry/cherry, flavors of bourbon and oak take over, buttery malt, then the beer finishes with a tart strawberry character

M- medium to heavy mouthfeel, is silky, with minimal carbination

Founder's nails this fruit beer! It seems to me that too many fruit beers are just that, only fruit. The rich and distinct flavors don't overpower the beer at the heart of it all. I wish I could take it home with me!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Avagadro
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: copper color. Cloudy. Head is a little thin for being a nitro.

S: heavy notes of bourbon upfront with vanilla and caramel supported by fresh strawberries and raspberries. The vibrant aroma greatly impresses.

T: sweet vanilla and creme dominate the front of the palate followed by the tartness of the berries which gives an overall comparison to berry gelato.

M: Creamy and chewy. The texture compliments the flavor beautifully.

O: pleasantly surprised by this diamond in the rough of the fruit beer breed.

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Photo of todisht
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a fan of overly sweet anything but this beer is outstanding.

A: Pours a pinkish-orangey color. Thick, creamy, light-pink head from the nitro.

S: Smells sweet and fruity, but not sickeningly so.

M: Creamy mouthfeel.

T: Amazing. Fruity, but not too sweet. The two years spent aging in bourbon barrels give it a nice smooth, delicate flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Founders last weekend. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a reddish-copper color and is slightly hazed. Frothy off-white head sits around for a bit and leaves some good lacing. The nose starts out with quite a bit of bourbon. Beneath that is cherry, raspberry, and miscellaneous fruit. Taste is more dominated by the bourbon, but also has a light sweetness and tartness from the fruit. Chewy body with bourbon throughout. Really nice and interesting. Not as good as the NG R&D Kriek, but a good concept that I'd like to see more of.

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Top pick for should I try this award.

Dissatisfied with most fruit beers, this exotic oddity was surprisingly good.

Creamy foam, red- brown color.
Fruit oxidized, not a bigdeal. But nitro?
This seemed too artisinal, and wish I had a cask carbonated option.

Smelled faintly of berries.

Sweet local berry flavor. Intense fruit, vanilla. Burnt bourbon warmth. Bitter hump.

Heavy body. Lambic inspired?

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Photo of Florida9
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy light brown. Served with half inch of creamy light tab head. Sheets and sheets of lacing.

S: loads of berries, though nothing stands out on it's own. Fruit, slight sourness, maybe a light vinegar quality.

T: starts with syrupy sweetness. Lots of fruit and berries. Slightly funky. Oak and vanilla. A little sour, but the sourness is tamed by the sweetness. Sugary on the finish.

M: medium bodied. Slightly syrupy. Low carbonation.

O: hell of a fruit beer. Lots of fruit. Almost lambic like.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of salvo
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big mess of a fruity beer with a foamy head that lingers like a bad houseguest. It'll be here for months, staining my glass.

Passionfruit dominates the nose, with boozy whiskey oak chiming in as it warms. Coconut comes late to the crazy flavor party. A little sweet: ends messy but long with a sweet hard candy tang. I expect to look in the mirror and see my tongue has gone grape ape purple or cherry red, but with real fruit flavors. Full bodied, substantial. Mystery fruit indeed. The mystery might be chermoya or paw-paw.

Very enjoyable fruit beer -- the real standout in a rather ho-hum trip to the brewery. Labor day crowds seem to have stripped the pub of all its wares.

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Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery's tasting room. It is a grapefruit pink colour and lacey. It smelled berry, and some citrus as well in the nose. The taste was a nice berry tartness, with coconut in the secondary. Good drinkability, I call it a beer sangria. Average mouthfeel.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of monitorpop
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Founders Mister E Froot from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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