Founders Boyl'r Mayk'r (Barrel Aged Solid Gold) | Founders Brewing Company

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150 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by liamt07 on 11-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
150
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
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6
Gots:
4
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3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden color just like it's Non-BA counterpart "Solid Gold."

S: Get some oaky notes but nothing really sticks out here. A bit of malt but mostly disappointing.

T: Kind of bland as the beer doesn't pick up a ton of barrel character. Not a huge fan of Solid Gold so this may be where I stray.

M: Heavier on the carbonation but still an easy sipper.

O: If you're looking for a traditional, huge BA Founders beer you might be disappointed. Boilermaker is an easy drinking barrel aged beer that would be perfect for someone looking to just stick their toes in the BA beer category.

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3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

it has a very interesting smell. butterscotch. smells like a worthers original. very pale almost confused for a lager. white head with very fine bubble lacing. the taste is oaky like a chardonnay but with a pungent bourbon flavor. feels right on the palate. reminds me of a bourbon with sprite. overall this beer doesn't fall into any of the traditional categories. but it is interesting enough I would drink it again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bx Beer Depot. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Very pale and clear light golden body. Huge white head. Lacing clings in large chunks. Thin layer of foam on the surface.

Smell - Wow, it's interesting. Oaky, vanilla. Smells like bourbon, but I can't find any confirmation. The menu describes the aroma as sourdough, which is very accurate.

Taste - Grainy and a little floral. Bourbon again. Extremely oaky. It even gets in the way. The finish has the slightest sharp, almost tang. Again like sourdough.

Mouthfeel - Light. Oaky as hell. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This is fascinating. And really good. Great barrel flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From 12/07/13 notes. Had a 12 oz. glass of this on tap at Top Hops in NYC; served in a chalice. Listed as "Boyl'r Mayk'r", but going to assume this is the same as it was listed as the BA Solid Gold.

a - Pours a clear yellow-golden color with one to two inches of bright white head and moderate to high carbonation evident.

s - Smells or tequila, sour dough malts, grains, wheat, lgith earthy and floral notes, oak, an dlight bourbon. Nose reminds me more of tequila than bourbon personally.

t - Tastes of tequila, wheat, oak, toasted malts, bread, dough, grains, oak, and earthy notes. Again, getting tequila and not really bourbon.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Not too hot.

o - Overall an okay beer, but not my favorite from Founders. I know it was aged in bourbon barrels but it definitely smelt and tasted of tequila and spirits to me. Interesting to try but I don't think this is a style that lends great to BA'ing. Wouldn't seek it out again.

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Founders Boyl'r Mayk'r (Barrel Aged Solid Gold) from Founders Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 150 ratings.
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