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Founders Red Eye Amber Ale | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Red Eye Amber AleFounders Red Eye Amber Ale
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Founders Red Eye Amber AleFounders Red Eye Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 02-22-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of therealJAYZ
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bsm80x
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of runwild99
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of nortmand
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Found this in the back of the fridge. One of the best session beers to ever come out of Michigan.

Light roast, with rich yeasty notes.

Fruit and yeast dominate. Definitely some roast there as well. Very nice.

Full bodied, with supple carbonation, this is a very nice session beer, but they retired it for even more delicious beers. Maybe they'll bring it back sometime.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jan 14th, 2005: Two beers in a row that exceeded expectations. This beer is a light amber color with a medium thin off-white head and minimal lacing. Rye is prevalent in the nose, along with some hops and caramel. Medium-bodied with a blast of citrus and floral hops flavor. Rye and grain is much more understated than in the aroma and it works well. The finish is lightly sweet with a touch of spice. Well-done.

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Photo of chilidog
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sought this brew by trade as for its now a discountinued offering of Founders. The first one poured a massive glass of foam even after 24 hours of cooling after shipping. The rest appeared ok with a standard inch and a half off-white to tan-like head that sat on top the hazy dark red. Lace was fair. The aroma was sweet malted grain. The taste was more-so a sweet malt with hints and smoothness of caramel & butterscotch. A slight hop bitterness off-sets the sweetness with an alcohol mouthfeel, eventhough this isn't a real strong brew. Drinkability is there, for its not just a sweet malt monster but rather alittle complexness gives the mouth more to ponder. Many thanks to CRJMellor for seeking my request.

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

The pour gave out an orangish body topped by volumes of cream colored head that left plenty of lace down the glass. The aroma was malty and almost caramel in its sweetness. The flavor is well balanced between the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness. Lots of substance here as the body is just beyond medium and the feel is quite full. Easily drinkable ale.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a little trouble with this one at the onset. Cracked the crown, phssst, and on release, out went this highly carbonated brew, and I acted swiftly to get it in the glass, but not without some spillage, and the hasty rescue, left the pint about 5/6ths foam. Licking and slurping the overflow mad for a tasty preview, but I wait now, for it to settle...
hazy, tawny orange color, veering into red, but not quite, under an impressive mass of foam, lace-leaving, delicate and whipped-creamy, as well.
Aroma: sharply hoppy, vibrant, lively, light spice and fruit, major malt, roasty, sweetish, and tremendously complex.
Rich sweetness continues in taste, but ends dryly, and finds excellent balance. there's something very unique in it's character, though it also reminds me of Bell's Amber, no a bad comparison. Shares certain traits with Belgian ales, too. This is an intriquing concoction.
body is light, finish a bit short and tart at the end, mouthfeel is soft, and tasty.
i think I like this one. Pretty darned good.
Much thanks to the TikiGod!

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Photo of jayb
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out deep reddish/orange in color. no sediment floating about in the glass. An off white head appeared that settled to a film very quickly. Nose was of sweet malt, first whif tended to be sweet and estery, or at least the most prevailent. also a slight whif of cereal grain and citrus. Taste was sweet (as well), an ever-so-slight roasted character, along with a lovely bitter hop bite at the end of each mouthful. Mouthfeel was light to medium and wet. funny thing though, after the swallow, it became very dry. interesting. a very nice beer to sit and enjoy. recommended

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Photo of Mitchster
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out to a brilliantly clear, beautiful deep-ruby color with orange highlights. I normally don't care for red-heads but this one is gorgeous and spunky. Forms a nice creamy beige head with just OK retention and mild lacing. Aroma is soft with mild malts, toast, and a smooth huskiness. Mouthfeel is extremely soft and pillowy with a medium body and wet finish. Carbonation is mild to moderate. Taste begins with a bright yet mild herbal hop taste followed by a husky roasted barley note with a very soft malt body, faint caramel, and distant butterscotch. Finish is wet with just a hint of toast and mild earthy hops. Extremely drinkable and would be great for a session brew.
This beer surprised me. It's a very solid red ale, probably the most enjoyable I've had in the category. Smooth and easy drinking with enough character to maintain your interest. Recommended.

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Photo of granger10
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a darker color than I would usually like to see an amber pour. But the smell and taste made up for it. There was a combination of malt sweetness with grainy dryness in it. The two mixed well and made this beer really drinkable. Finishes with a dry, malt bitterness. A well made beer.

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Photo of proc
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer surprised me. First of all, because I picked it up en route to grabbing some old favorites and two, because it was so good. This reminds me of Michelob Amber Bock without the "funny" taste. Pours out to a dark amber in the glass with a slight head. Good malty aroma followed up by a nice, malty sweet taste. The aftertaste is even good with this one and is sweet, but not overly so. I think I may have found a new session beer. Very drinkable.

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Founders Red Eye Amber Ale from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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