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

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Added by liamt07 on 11-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 12
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3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured on tap into a snifter glass at Churchkey. Boyl'Rmayk'R ?

Bright bone white head presented on the pour, with about a finger, and some nice lacing. A little creamy retention that sits on a deep brass and lemon yellow body. Head falls normally to a small puck, with a good coating.

Very closed nose on this. Sense of wetness and clean character, some faint grainy toast. Hard to get a sense that this is wood aged at all. Nothing offensive or off putting, and in that category it gets scored down the middle.

Well and extremely crisp and light bodied palate, and very watery. This feels more like an English mild. Faint toasty grains of brown bread, and some faint balsam wood. Watery consistency doesn't really hold the flavors here and it's tricky to search around for something to mention. Some warmth though does bring out more of the mild caramel sensing sweetness but it washes away so quickly.

The beer gets a little better with time as it warms and you have more of it, but the appeal on this for an English Pale Ale (at 7 %?) with a mild character it just does not appeal to me. I don't get this beers angle and what's the point of making a sessionable tasting high abv beer that is mild in flavor? This comes off as more of a we did this cause we could, and it sort of has impressive elements, but why make a beer this big this mild? Anywho there you have it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a generous size sampler from the tap at Founders HQ on 10/27/13.

A - Although the pour was not large there was essentially no head though a small lingering rim of white lacing was present.

S - Holy cow; bourbon. Smells like you watered down some good scotch and took a whiff. Given the essentially non-present hops and light malt bill the bourbon takes front and center stage in this brew. Upon a deep inhale trying to get some other flavor to come through I pick up a little bit of biscuityness.

T - Tastes just like the smell, excellent bourbon flavor backed up by a bit of slightly bready malt flavor. Tastes like Founders made their version of a basic PBR like beer and added a shot of Glenlivet. There is also a bit of a butterscotch component that comes through although it is subtle compared to the in your face barrel flavor.

M - The bourbon barrel and the relatively high (for a non-ipa - pretty light beer) abv keep things pretty thin.

O - For bourbon or whiskey lovers I think a snifter could be worth it even though it is class 3. I don't see anyone having more then 1 of these given all the wonderful options at Founders but its a must for any barrel/whiskey aficionados.

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

Look at it this way: a PBR with a shot of whiskey is the poor man's version of this delicious beer.

Thin lacing with a clear, straw colored body.

Smells of sweet liquor, bread.

The bourbon sweetness dominates, but notes of hops and toast nicely compliment the bourbon. Thin mouthfeel, but the complex flavors make up for it. I hope they bottle this someday.

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Founders Boyl'r Mayk'r (Barrel Aged Solid Gold) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 151 ratings
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