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Founding Fathers Lager | Founding Fathers Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founding Fathers Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NuclearDolphin on 01-20-2012

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Reviews:
16
Ratings:
54
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
43.53%
 
 
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 54
Reviews by kaufmaal:
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2.91/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The lovely mrs. bought home a six-pack of this beer remarking that, "hey, this is new, you should try this." How nice that she thinks of me (and beer). A dark-orange color, and a 1/4" head that quickly disappears into the aether. Mild carbonation. There's not too much of a smell other than some faint melon and grass. A nice, non-aggressive maltiness (though it has some bock qualities to it) makes this a refreshing beer that I don't have to think about too much to enjoy. Other than some tangy sourness, the taste doesn't linger.

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Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Trent15
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of chinchill
2.98/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz undated bottle. Founding Fathers Lager pours with a deep amber color and a small tan head. The head soon all but disappears despite a continual stream of rising carbonation bubbles.

M: medium-bodied, rather heavily carbonated beer.

A mix of hop flavors is matched by a balancing amount of caramel malt. In fact, the caramel malt comes to dominate after some warming. The weak aroma and flavor is followed by a short-lived but lightly tangy aftertaste.

O: inexpensive and maltier alternative to your standard American macro-lagers.

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Photo of DarrellK
3.18/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought it because of half the profits going to Military Families.
Poured into a pint glas and it yielded a fair head initially but it dissapaited to a Sam Adams like head in a minute or two.
Reddish/Amber color (I'm color-blind)sort of a whiskey color to me. Some carbonation that lingers.
Nose is slight with a little malt in there.
Mouth is a bit weak for me but probably just fine for the average Bud drinker what should be buying this brew.
Finish is dryish and malty.
Not a bad attempt that is a little behind Amber Bock. Will try it at some different temps and try to find on tap to see if it improves.

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Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.18/5  rDev -21.6%
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 Cooper
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of dhannes
2.95/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dhep16
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of PCATD
2.72/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of HerrDave
1/5  rDev -64%

Photo of grimey68
3.21/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of donmonkey1
3.4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice amber with a little white head that laces nicely. The head appears to be chased by ninjas because it's gone.

Smell: Sweet malt.

Taste: Metal and sweet malt

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery but With awesome stinging carbonation.

At least its got some taste.

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Photo of Tr0janSlay3r
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of MyKroberts237
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bushwack
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of cambabeer
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of csorensen3
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Gschaf
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev +7.9%

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 LarryZ
2.95/5  rDev +6.1%
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 garymuchow
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I think I'll give this the benefit of the doubt and review it as an Am. lager.
Slightly sweet malt, a little sulfur, and a tad of yeast. Kinda' standard.
Quick head. Amber and very clear.
Again, kinda' sweet with a heftier malt quality and something bigger than pils malt. Quick hop up front and then some of the finish for a short to moderate length finish. Slight vegetable quality.
Bigger body for style. Lots of prickly bubbles.
Overall, only okay. I appreciate the purpose and effort, but I really can't see myself getting too much of this going forward.

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Photo of hogrider
2.83/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I bought a six pack for father’s day but had to drink one a couple of days before. I pour it into a goblet and it developed a half inch head that quickly disappeared into thin air; my nose detected a bit of hops, some malt and nothing else, lacing is non-existent and the mouth feel did not add to the nose, this is an ok beer to have if you are tired of Bud and entertaining a lot of people like I am doing for Father’s Day. And don’t forget folks to support your local brewery….DRINK BEER. HOG.

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Photo of corzocl
3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev +7.9%

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Founding Fathers Lager from Founding Fathers Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.
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