Founding Fathers Lager | Founding Fathers Brewing Company

Founding Fathers LagerFounding Fathers Lager
BA SCORE
5.6%
Liked This Beer
2.84 w/ 54 Ratings
Founding Fathers LagerFounding Fathers Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founding Fathers Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
foundingfathersbrewingco.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NuclearDolphin on 01-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,917
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
54
Liked:
3
Avg:
2.84/5
pDev:
23.24%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of TheNakedStiletto
2.67/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dhannes
2.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LarryZ
2.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Easy drinking in the mix of lagers. All day any day it works. Put it a step of the miller lite crowd as it actually tastes like a good beer. No complaints

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Photo of grimey68
3.21/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of PCATD
2.72/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev +5.6%

served from the tap in a pint glass

dark amber in color, smooth creamy off-white head. not much aroma, maybe just a bit of sweet malt. taste is smooth, one note - medium caramel malt, a little toasty. smooth finish. medium body and carbonation

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Photo of cambabeer
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of RayPrice
3.56/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Gschaf
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Tr0janSlay3r
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of justinm4bama
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Scary_Version
1/5  rDev -64.8%

Photo of Dank26
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of kazaxson
3.48/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank half from the bottle, half from a pint glass.
Purchased from Brewskies for $13 a case.

I had some misgivings about purchasing this beer, due to some of the reviews. Likening beer to "piss" doesn't exactly give one high expectations.
But, I'm having company over on Saturday, so I needed a cheap, easy drinker for the masses...To keep them away from my good beer.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, maybe because of my low expectations.

The appearance is strong, nice amber color (if a bit thin) an off white head (about 3 fingers with an aggressive pour) Carbonation is average.

The smell is average, really no different than any other cheap, mass produced lager. I detected zero wet cardboard, nor any "funk" as was mentioned in previous reviews.

The taste was on the sweeter side, one again, I detected zero skunk or funk (or urine) as noted by other reviewers.
The sweetness is definitely a good thing, its underlying, not ever present.
Finishes slightly dry with no aftertaste, even after it warms. Zero bitterness.
I do agree with the reviewers who said it has a "bock quality."

The mouth feel is thin...Great for the summer.

Overall I would purchase this again. It's a good (cheap) refrigerator beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of butlerj
2.32/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This beer tastes and smells like a mixture of malt liquor and diabetic hobo piss. I really wanted to like this beer. It comes from a Minnesota brewery, and they donate to good causes. They need to tweak the recipe, and/or maybe keep vagrants away from the fermenting tanks.

If it weren't for that, this would be a good beer. It looks good and has the right amount of carbonation, but it has sort of a dark corn syrupish taste and smell hidden somewhere in there that really needs to go.

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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Damian74
2.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Pilsner Glass.
A - Hazy Orange, decent amount of carbonation. Head pours 1 finger width and with some lacing.

S - Bread smell with some malt. A little off smell, kind of skunky.

T - Faint caramel over malted barley grains, kinda tangy, and with notes of corn. Some bitterness.

M - It's light and carbonation is balanced.

O - 50% of profits go to U.S. Military families! Awesome! But the beer is dreadful. Will probably never get again.

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Photo of Trent15
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of HerrDave
1/5  rDev -64.8%

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Founding Fathers Lager from Founding Fathers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 5.6% out of 100 with 54 ratings
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