Dave’s Not Here
Founders Brewing Company

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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 8.69%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
29
From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  10
Gots
  0
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes:
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AlMarzo from Michigan, Dec 12, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Founders. Served in to snifter.

A - Dark amber with a small layer of cream coloured head.

S - Bourbon, caramel, toffee and maple.

T - Big bourbon and oak up notes front followed by The caramel, maple and toffee. The base beer and the barrel characteristics are well integrated.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at Founder's a few months back. From tasting notes:

Oily, viscous legs and a caramel-white rim. Golden-ruby body, almost clear. Little to no carbonation. Medium-heavy lacing

Smells of sweet candy sugars, brown sugar rye. Hardly any bourbon despite the aging.

Very sweet. Light bourbon, thick malt punch. Syrupy mouthfeel, maple-syrup flavors. The aftertaste follows the aromas- this might be the most candylike beer I've had. It tastes like the outside of a cherry blowpop. A massive beer that unrolls and develops long after it's swallowed down. Resiny, oily, chewy, sweet, massive. Delicious, but no way I'm stomaching two of these! I shudder to imagine the calorie count of even this 8 oz. pour!

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A-8oz snifter pour. Nice honey hued body with a little bit of a white head. Leaves a slick and residue on top and on the edges of the glass.

S-A caramel shop perhaps? Huge amounts of sweet syrup and honey. Brandy forward but no real alcohol burn.

T-Delicious...unbelievable. Very sweet with the brandy aging imparting huge flavor into Red's Rye's cousin.

M-Very smooth, not a ton of carbonation. Easy drinker although the higher abv is hidden.

O-One of the better Founders beers I've ever had.

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I really liked this beer...very complex with a lot of different flavors. You could definitely detect the maple bourbon influences throughout, including the nose, initial flavor, and the finish. It was a little fizzier than what I prefer, but it was not too much. Medium body, nice tan froth from beginning to end, and medium hoppiness. Well balanced overall. Fun!

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MrBluto from Michigan, Aug 11, 2012
Dave’s Not Here from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 29 ratings