Founding Fathers Lager | Founding Fathers Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
16
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
23.74%
 
 
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 16
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1/5  rDev -64%

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1/5  rDev -64%

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1/5  rDev -64%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
1.68/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a 16oz Pint Glass, never thought I'd be the first to review a new beer!


Appearance - Darker Orange in color with a very filtered look to it and decent amount of carbonation. Head pours at around a 2 finger width and has no retention or lacing to speak of.


Smell - Cooked Veggies and a slight bready smell along with a faint malty scent. The smell does get rather skunky and offensive after a while.


Taste - Much like the smell, it's primarily cooked veggies with a slight yeast taste. The malty scent that was in the smell isn't here at all. It also leaves a bad veggie aftertaste after drinking. Without sounding too objective, it tastes like a bad adjunct lager.


Mouthfeel - It's light and feels fresh when drinking and the carbonation is balanced out quite nicely, so it's okay in terms of ease on the palette.


Overall - Even though the cause is noble, with 50% of the profit going towards helping military veterans, it pains me to say that this beer is quite bad. However, since this brewery is relatively new (at least to my knowledge), I have hopes that it's flavor will improve along with the other beers it plans on releasing in the future.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.75/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a nearly clear, amber-tan body with a tallish, but short-lived, off-white head.

Smell: Some caramel and toasty barley hints are a distant second to the discordant notes of metal, half-rotted corn, and---this smells like a malt liquor!

Taste: Faint caramel over malted barley grains, moderately sweet, but right from the get-go there's this icky quality. Vegetal, kinda tangy, and with notes of corn and metal shavings. Some bitterness. Good grief, this is awful. On the label, even George Washington is left scratching his chin, wondering how they managed to f this one up so badly.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Had low hopes for this. Then, pouring it it looked perhaps passable. Then, after one foul sniff, the crapiness was quickly confirmed. Drain pour.

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Photo of mwar
2/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Damian74
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 hollywood_15063
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of butlerj
2.32/5  rDev -16.5%
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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Photo of Gschaf
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

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 grumpygerman
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Dank26
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of justinm4bama
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of ZEB89
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
2.67/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PCATD
2.72/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MyKroberts237
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of cambabeer
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of WYVYRN527
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of GustavusAmicus
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

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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Founding Fathers Lager from Founding Fathers Brewing Company
2.78 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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