Boyl'r Mayk'r | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A delicious corn-based beer that, thanks to its low original ABV and unassuming flavor profile, acted as a ‘yum-sponge’ grabbing everything available from barrel aging. Oak-y, bourbon-y and corn-y, this lil’ sucker retains its original crushability while adding the complex flavors of barrel aging. Aged 160 days in 18 year bourbon barrels.

Added by liamt07 on 11-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
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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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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Boyl'r Mayk'r from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 155 ratings