Founders Solid Gold

It seems like a lot of breweries are putting out their take on a typical American lager, so I thought it was worth giving this Founders one a shot. It also helped that during this Philly Beer Week event, I had previously tried all of the other Founders beers on tap.

ABV: 4.4%

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our brewery was built on an attitude of no regrets. An attitude of taking risks to bring the best beer possible to our fellow renegades and rebels. Never brewing to style, but always brewing what we want to drink. Our take on a classic, Solid Gold is a drinkable premium lager brewed with the highest quality ingredients. Challenging what a lager can be? That’s something we won’t regret.”

Random: This beer comes in at 20 IBUs.

The beer poured with less than a quarter finger of head that went away by the time I took the photo. There was a small crown left on top of the slightly cloudy, straw-yellow body. There was some carbonation visible. The nose was rather mild. I picked up some lighted toasted grain along with a touch of lemon peel. The taste was crisp and started with some toasted grain and crackery malt. It went into a small amount of grass and floral hops. It had a touch of lemon at the end with some lager yeast. The body was light with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick, unremarkable finish. This beer set out to be a better alternative to macro lagers and I think it did that. It had some flavor and went down easily. The only reason I didn’t rate it higher is that I’m just not a huge fan of the style.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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