Founders Blend [v1] | Ruhstaller

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Founders Blend [v1]Founders Blend [v1]
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ruhstaller
California, United States
ruhstallerbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by EgadBananas on 03-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
18.34%
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Fatehunter:
Photo of Fatehunter
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a finger of tan head on a fairly black colored body.
The aroma is roasted malt, cut pinewood and lemon.
The taste is disjointed. It has a bold pine bitterness up front, then it swings between caramel sweet and lemons. All thrust, no vector.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Aside from the taste this is a great beer.

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Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A bottled blend of the 1881 and Capt.

Black color, fairly lighter edges. Light brown head, not quite a finger. Aroma had faint chocolate undertones, with some caramel maltiness, mild grassy/herbal hop notes. Mildly bitter finish with a grassy and floral initial hop note, caramel and nutty malts, faintly sugary, light roasted chocolate notes in between. Creamy medium body with a solid carbonation level and texture.

I'm goi to venture this is a fresh/recent release, and as such, it kinda works. The ABA part shines the most and kinda makes me want to try it instead.

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Photo of mactrail
2.69/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Supposed to be a blend of the Red Ale and Black IPA. This doesn't seem to improve either, in my estimation. sort of a wintergreen, chewing gum taste mixed with the malt. Some sweetness but mostly a whole lo of bitter. The hops are quite dank-- wet leaves and bitter herbs.

Plenty of body. Tastes like grape jelly with bitter herb tea. This is such a soup of unpleasant vegetable tastes. Quite attractive, however, with the jet black color and nice off-white head. Spritzy in the mouth with an odd aroma of candy and the comost pile. Bought this somewhere in San Diego.

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Photo of JacobGumina
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Twan22
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of creez
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Founders Blend [v1] from Ruhstaller
3.38 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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