Mosaic Promise | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by qcbrewer on 08-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,233
Reviews:
408
Ratings:
2,265
pDev:
8.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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90
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Trade:
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Ratings: 2,265 |  Reviews: 408
Photo of beersampler6
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly light, easy-to-drink beer that I’ve been looking forward to drink this season. Nice golden color with just a little head and scant spotty lingering lacing. Smells great, nice citrus fruity hops and floral hops. Tastes of citrus fruit - orange, grapefruit, lemon - as well as some grain, caramel, floral hops, a little herbal hops and a nice malt backbone. Really nicely balanced and smooth mild mouthfeel with just the right hit of bitterness at the end. Great amount of carbonation. Definitely a sessionable ale.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, canned on 07.02.18... poured into a Belhaven pub glass)

L: crystal-clear, pale gold liquid - looks like an AAL, except for the fact it sports a tall, open, spongy pad of white foam, but which broke down rather quickly, leading me to wonder if the warm shelf storage at the store affected it... suds all but vanish, leaving a spit collar, little lacing

S: dried dark berry fruit aroma dominates, highlighted with some hints of pine and possibly orange flesh, soft note of floral-y perfume... malt is faint (at first), buried in background but lending a baked bread, cookie-like grain aroma

T: bright flowery and citrus essence opens up at the top of the palate, with a little below midway down containing the dry (as in sweetness) berry flavor, rounded out by the dry biscuity malt softly lingering at the bottom... immediate defining qualities is its dryness, pungent peppery pine aftertaste, berry shading blotted in the middle

F: lighter-bodied, soft resinous texture, quiet finish made more crisp by its dryness and menthol coolness via the hopping and touch of clean alcohol

O: I could see grabbing a sixer of this, as it somewhat reminds me of a few streamlined FW hop-sculpted ales which I do love dearly... I need more single-hop beers in my life

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Photo of JoeLev
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CesarLopes
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanConPhilly
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 7/2/18 (23 days ago)

L - 1.5 finger sparse head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - flowers, spice, oranges, pine.

T - flowery hops balanced by citrus and pine. Grass. Melon. Very clean middle. Moderate bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - not the best ever use of Mosaic, but great flavor for a session.

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Photo of Spaten454
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muchos
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thick head. Smells distinctly of tropical fruits, with toasted malt and a little citrus and floral aromas. Very enticing. Similar taste. The flavors are very balanced, and keep you wanting to come back for more. There's a moderate bitterness and a dry finish. Nice and smooth.

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Photo of rdub
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briandaube
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregWright
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Half-full
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HellsRanger
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice light gold color with mild haze to it. the foam is lite airy white that seemed to disapate kinda quick for me, but still left a nice lace in glass.
As for aroma...very nice tropical flowery fruits along with a nice hops scent. The taste was nice and crisp with the same fruity hoppy flair to it with a somewhat dry bitter finish.
A very drinkable & refreshing brew for single mosaic hops. Will be having this again!!!

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Photo of KLHBB
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders never disappoints. Quite good. Bubbly burnished gold, taste of light citrus especially grapefruit. Sparky mouthfeel, overall very good.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slim_720
1.85/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I would put this in the top 5 worst beers I have ever had. The bright spot....this one presented and confirmed my aversion to Mosaic hops.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. 6 pack was around $14 CDN.

Appearance - Pours a rich and ruddy bronze colored brew. Plenty of haze and a decent finger and a half of off-white head rests on top last a medium duration.

Smell - Leafy hops and a flowery aspect are most prominent with subtle tropical notes as well as some earthy hops. Faint grainy aromas complement the smell.

Taste - Similar to the nose, plenty of leafy hops, a little weedy and suggestions of orange and grapefruit. Biscuity malt notes back the citrus and floral flavors.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and modest carbonation, pretty easy drinking with a dry finish.

Overall - A fine APA, that i was happy to enjoy, however don't quite see the love it gets here. Still a pretty solid example of the style.

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Photo of johnverduin
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strix
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden, big head that leaves a curtain of lace.

Grapefruit, orange rind, biscuity malt in the nose

Lemon, orange rind, rye bread, green pepper, black pepper. Mild sweet pleasant flavor but enough going on to be interesting.

Smooth and drinkable.

Real drinkable APA, will come back to this if I see it again.

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Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at PreFunk. Clear golden, small but lasting head. Mild hoppy aroma, taste brings a bit more hop bitterness, oily and potent. Very smooth, velvety .

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Photo of csmrx7
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Mosaic Promise from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,265 ratings