Mosaic Promise
Founders Brewing Company

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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #215
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,937
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 9.16%
Reviews:
450
Ratings:
1,973
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 20, 2022
Added:
Aug 23, 2013
Wants:
  103
Gots:
  652
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Mosaic PromiseMosaic Promise
Notes: Mosaic Promise showcases two unique ingredients: Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. The versatility of the hop’s pleasing aroma and flavor characteristics and the traditional barley’s depth of flavor comprise this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that there is also beauty in simplicity.
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Rated: 3.99 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Yields a slightly clouded color with a one finger broad, stable white head.

Aromas are defined by a lime wrapped exotic fruit basket, accompanied by a note of caramel and lighter red currants.

Has a light and refreshing mouthfeel with an effervescent finish to it, creating an utmost thirst quenching beverage.

Tastes of bitter limes, rustic toffee and sweet marzipan among matured grass and white bread dough. Offers an ongoing bitterness with an uprising bubbly, stony carbonation among lighter wheat and garden leaves. Finishes with lighter oranges, maintaining, prominent limes and supportive bread dough, creating a clean and crisp finish.

Solid, easy drinking Pale with a convincing balance to it.
Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.04 by Danzifer from Ohio

Aug 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.2 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 16, 2021
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, little else is present. Taste is citrus, malts, a bit of dankness, bitter for a pale ale. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent but unspectacular beer.
Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by shreead from Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Apr 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by JTuomi from Finland

Mar 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Meh...heavy on the hops and a nice malty body. IMHO, this was a decent pale-ale, but kinda thin. I would like to try fresher (canned 4/27/20)..will revisit.
Dec 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by wilfonzo from Florida

Dec 08, 2020
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow/golden color with a soft white head. SRM of 6-7. (3.75)

Aroma: Strong juicy aromas of grapefruit, tropical peach, tangerine, greenness. Some green pineapple and banana too. Sort of imparts some bubblegum, but mostly green banana rather I think. (4.00)

Flavor: Flavor follows more with more vibrant grapefruit citrus, green tropics, unripened peach. Mostly grapefruit citrus, but a definite tropical green banana flavor. Maybe not banana, but that's what I'm getting. (4.00)

Feel: Lighter-bodied. Good carbonation, but still soft. Clean but leaves a pleasant green astringency. (4.00)

Compared to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 11/23/20: Pours a lighter color. More grapefruit, green peach and tropical banana. Less orange citrus and soap. A lighter malt profile. Juicier overall.

Overall: A very delicious and juicy pale ale. For how long this beer has been brewed, it's impressive. Today, it's nothing extraordinary. But back when this one was released, I'm sure it was something spectacular. Nice and juicy grapefruit, green tangerine/peach, and tropical green banana. Hard to describe, but it has some really great flavors. This beer was probably one to set the groundwork for some of the newer and juicer IPAs. (Final Rating: 4.04)
*Would probably compare to Surly X-tra Pale Ale*
Nov 24, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.74 by Chemteach63 from Indiana

Nov 10, 2020
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

2.83/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Veiled yellow appearance. White foam, not too beautiful.
In the smell al lot of fruit (peach).
Single hop. Ok. But it lacks some deepness. Monotone.
In the taste sweet note. Again oeach, tangerine. Only Mosaic. Unbalanced.
Not the best.
Nov 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.57 by beerrat from Virginia

Nov 01, 2020
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Rated by BeautifulTaste from Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Has some notes of weed and armpit, but not that appetizing. Mostly unpleasant. Unwashed.
Oct 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Oct 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by Burgy from Minnesota

Oct 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by SpaethJam from New York

Oct 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by HardyA34 from Michigan

Oct 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow, big head, looks good!

Smell: Mild danky aroma, followed with some citrus.

Taste: Moderate bitterness throughout, citrusy, some mild berry fruit, medium body.

Overall: Finally got around to reviewing this mosaic-focused beer. The berry notes I often get from mosaic are present, but not too strong. It is a good one for easy drinking to get your mosaic fix on!
Sep 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2020
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can, tulip, canned 8/7/20.

Pale gold with a smallish white head. Scant lacing.

All Mosaic all the way. White grapes, peaches, slightly resinous, crisp green apple.

Very juicy and a great showcase for Mosaic, one of the best I’ve had. The Golden Promise lends a touch of class with a fresh, fluffy roll flavor. The finish has a unique bitter malt flavor that I can only attribute to the Golden Promise.

Light-medium body with active carbonation. It comes off as crisp and even refreshing.

This is an awesome pale ale and single hop beer. The flavor is killer.
Sep 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by Valdez_Mescalito from Michigan

Sep 04, 2020
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $1.99. Canned on 7/14/2020, so this is a day shy of 7 weeks old.

Look: Slight chill haze. This is essentially a clear, medium golden colored ale. Has moderately lively carbonation with a thin off-white head. Nice lacing. Looks appealing.

Smell: Very pleasant mosaic hop aroma - fruity (I get peach fuzz, pineapple, and blueberry) and earthy/dank. Smells delicious.

Taste: A nicely balanced pale ale. Not very fruity in the taste...compared to a lot of the other new school beers, it seems to me that this beer has a relatively high ratio of boil hopping compared to dry hopping as it has a significant but not overpowering bitter finish. The finish is dry, but has some malty undertones, and alludes to candied grapefruit peel. This beer is so simple yet so good.

Feel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall: There's really nothing special about this beer. And it's really not trying to be special. But that's the thing - it is so impressive because it's not even trying. It highlights the simplicity and beauty of its few ingredients (mosaic hops and golden promise malt) and clean manufacturing process. Consequently, it is greater than the sum of its parts so I will bump up the overall rating a quarter point. It's the cute girl that sits by herself at lunch time who is so approachable yet can also be so intimidating. An enjoyable, well-made beer that does not over-promise or under-deliver!
Aug 31, 2020
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Reviewed by EvershineDan from Michigan

1.27/5  rDev -68.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
Overpowering creamed-corn aftertaste.
Tastes like an adjunct lager mixed with an adjunct lager mixed with a cheap IPA.
I love Founders, but this brew is awful.
I may never understand how this gets an "outstanding" score.
Aug 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Aug 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by MikeE71 from Michigan

Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by generalraider from New Jersey

Aug 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Judgie from Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 7/9/20 & poured into pint glass as soon as it was adequately cool. Beautiful golden with a slight head but nice lacing. Hoppy aroma & taste highlighting the single hop Mosaic as it should. Mouthfeel is clean & balanced - not too thin & not too heavy. Such a nice change from the Hazy IPA's that have been the norm when looking for fresh beer in this area.
Jul 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by GenoMcCoy from Texas

Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Marvicsin from California

Jul 04, 2020
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear golden color with an off white head. Smell is citrus and p[ale malts some baked bread. Taste is floral and tropical some herbal hops with a nice malt finish. Earthy clean hoppy and malty.
Jun 28, 2020
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 2423 ratings