Founders Mosaic Promise | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Mosaic PromiseFounders Mosaic Promise
BA SCORE
89.4%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 2,111 ratings
Founders Mosaic PromiseFounders Mosaic Promise
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:
#2,656
Reviews:
371
Ratings:
2,111
Liked:
1,887
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
8.89%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
569
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

Photo of muraco3
1.5/5  rDev -63%

Photo of ChainChompsky
2/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of deaner269
2/5  rDev -50.6%

Ever ate a Pine tree. Apparently some parts are drinkable. Glad it was only $7.50/sixer. Unfortunately, one more to choke down,

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
2.16/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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2.28/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of shanegatter
2.4/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours golden with little head but still very carbonated. I'm not a hopps fan so since this was a single hop I thought it may be mild enough, I was wrong. Sorry just not my type.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of JamesGrove
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TSuthard
2.53/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tighly knit foamed head over a cloudy copper body. Citrusly spiced taste. A solid beer as usual from Founders that is refreshing without over powering hops.

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Photo of mdunigan
2.59/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beerlover
2.59/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jeffrey-J10
2.7/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured in Imperial Pint
Look:
- Pale yellow to gold
- Translucent
- Thin head, quickly reduces
Smell:
- Lemon rind
- Musty/Dank
Taste:
- A bit sour, like overripe pineapple - unpleasant
Feel:
- light
- bubbly carbonation
Overall:
- not for me...didn't finish the glass
- I have a generally favorable impression of Founder's...hope this one was just bad out of the bottle

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2.72/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mikeeeee
2.74/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Mosaic Promise...a promise to disappoint!

Poured a very pretty pear juice color.
Head was white and thick, actually smelled like Pomolive dish soap,wierd!
Other smells that came through were a green apple-ish grapefruit peel, pleasant! Okay here comes the disappointment: The taste... a super bitter dry as hell grapefruit peel. And the bitter wasn't pleasant. It's the kind of bitter that sticks around and overtakes you drinking experience. No malt character that I could sense. Mouth feel was absent, which only multiplied the Asprin-like bitterness.


Not a great beer in my opinion. sorry I guess.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dank. In a kinda pleasant way.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Smells like dirty socks.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nasty hop flavor. Not good to me.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of ajm5108
2.84/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours that classic golden straw color, moderate head with less retention. Aroma is lots of hop cone, pine and grapefruit rind. Flavor is much the same, the malt is very low-key & barely discernible, the hops overwhelm it. A litle too bitter hop forward for my own taste

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2.85/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Founders Mosaic Promise from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.4% out of 100 with 2,111 ratings
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