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Foundation 11 German Pale Ale | CREW Republic Brewery GmbH

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Foundation 11 German Pale AleFoundation 11 German Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
CREW Republic Brewery GmbH
Germany | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
2011, somewhere in a small apartment in Munich. Two enthusiasts have just set up their first homebrew kit and are experimenting with malt and hop varieties from all over the world.
Their goal: a beer that will revolutionize the world of German beer… Foundation 11 was the foundation stone for CREW Republic and the German Craft Beer Revolution.

Hops: Herkules, Nelson Sauvin, Chinook, Citra, Cascade

Malt: Münchner Malz, Pilsener Malz, Karamellmalz

Added by sfprint on 09-18-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
29
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
2
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12
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Reviews by StJamesGate:
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3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber-tinged straw with puffy white head that fades fast but speckles.
Toasty nutty granola nose with just a bit of woody orange but the odd flash of resin.
Nutty malts with some marmalade then spicy white grape and a squeeze of lime for hops. Light grapefruit comes out as it warms.
Lemon sorbet end and cedary linger. Light to medium, some chew, and round.

This has Herkules, Cascade, Nelson Sauvin, Chinook and Citra - and I'm not tasting most of them. 3/14/13 expiration date, so it should still have some citrus, but other than some light NS gooseberry, there a serious lack of lupulin here, at least out of the bottle - the malt presence pushes it towards English pale ale. Crew's accessible beer, maybe, but dull and woody compared to the IPA.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Resin, Bold, Unique, Hoppy

While it keeps the balance of a Pale Ale the hoppiness is pretty damn extravagant and rustic at the same time. Quite a showing from Herkules, Nelson Sauvin, Chinook, Citra, and Cascade with suggestions of citrus pith, mint, pine, green tea, and peppercorn. With all of this the maltiness keeps a balance. Seriously hoppy, fun to knock back.

STYLE: German Pale Ale | ABV: 5.6% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #93 (Oct 2014)

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of AxlSkull
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of intoxabroad
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

German malt and a mix of hops from all over the world. Aroma and taste are not too intense. Maybe if it was a bit more fresh, it would have popped out more, but overall it's a well made and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of sfprint
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

German Pale Ale! Brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot.
A: A hair cloudy, medium sized carbonation bubbles rising in moderate quantity and speed. Headless. Almost peachy, medium dark orange.Next to no lacing.
S: Slightly sweet rubber/plastic, but otherwise a citrusy wood.
T: Different, definitely different than other pale ales I've had, yet unmistakably a pale ale. A noticeable bitter/tartness. A solid pale ale.
M: Slightly drying, implied grain.
O: Glad to have this available in Germany. Even though it's more expensive than Sierra Nevada is in the California, I could jump to this one, buying several for my friends here who don't know about pale ales.

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Photo of megu
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerdrifter
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Slightly hazy orange-amber pour with a one finger foamy white head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose is subtly toasty with hints of caramel, brown sugar, citrus, and mild hops. The taste follows suit with sweet caramel malt up front along with hints of brown sugar, tangerine, and subtle floral hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation and great balance. Overall, this is a solid Pale Ale from an up and coming German Craft brewery.

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Photo of k3ve
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tomais
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.66/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clarknova
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kamilgracki
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: An orange honey color with no head, no lacing either
S: A juicy watermelon, cantaloupe, or other melon fruits, a touch of honey, smells wet a little watery
T: Weird taste, not the typical Pale ale flavor I was expecting, a chalky flavor thats mixed with watermelon, not that pleasing.
F: A slightly watery taste, ends crisp and smooth but lacking a little
O: I've enjoyed other CREW beers but this is not the best, the taste just isn't there.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a 0.5l glass of this at Schneiders in Freising with BA Jamesw and his wife (and kids!) on 25SEP12... Cost was 3.60€...

Was served in a Crew shaker pint... was a bit of a murky golden/copper color, almost like a dunkelweizen... Had a creamy, thin, off-white head with good lacing. Nose was a touch rindy, with some light toasty caramel. Body was medium, with a middle of the road feel on the tongue.

Had subtle sweetness; not a lot, but it was there. Citrus came next - some grapefruit, and a bit of pithy action. Was bitter, with a little mild phenolic action. Not bad for a German version of an English staple... Prosit!!

3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in an English pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark orange color forming a medium and bubbled beige head. Medium retention and tons of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Sweet caramel and flowery hops in upfront. Fruity. Notes of grapefruit and bready and earthy yeasts

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts. Notes of herby and grassy hops. In overall, a slightly sweet taste with light fruity and flowery notes

M: Light body. Good carbonation. Sweet malts in the aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Great American Pale Ale made in Germany

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Photo of samEBC
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Arminius757
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought online in the Crew Republic Fan Pack.
Poured into a sniffer.
Label claims that this is one of the beers that helped start the German craft brew movement. Also labels the style as a German Pale Ale.
This is a solid summer time type of beer. Orangy-amber pour, light head. Fruity smell with your typical APA fruits and some hints of caramel. Taste was also mostly fruity with a hint of caramel. Mild hops. Good beer to crack open on a warm spring day and enjoy with a nice Schweinebraten. Solid APA from a very solid brewery.

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Foundation 11 German Pale Ale from CREW Republic Brewery GmbH
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