Bragesnak (5328) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From Voldby, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma and flavor sour of oak, wood and tannins. Not well balanced
Steasy66 (783) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half a 12oz bottle into a small snifter
A- Deep garnet, zero head
S- Smells like a European macro-lager, really surprising for a beer this big.
T- Starts sweet, finishes crisp, a bit of vanilla in the middle. Not bad, just nothing noteworthy here.
M- Fairly thick, good carbonation
O- This beer is just bland. A big surprise from such a great brewery. I had a 3 year old version of this a few weeks back and thought it was terribly bland but figured it was past its prime. Its a bit better fresh, but not much.
Serving type: bottle
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just shy of cool and into a tulip. Misty russet orange with very little carbonation. Sloppy, shortlived mess atop manages a little lace. Twiggy, acridly bitter herbs tickle the olfactories with a good breath of oak, vanillin, molasses, butter, soy milk (?) and just a touch of caramel. Boozy and sweet with a tang that twists the mouth into a spasm. Bitter, sharp backend with a finish that is like sucking on a toothpick. Hot alcohol burns all the way down. Oaky, molasses notes are rough and rugged whilst it is buttery and oily in mouthfeel. Linger of vanilla bean. Smoke and rubbery phenols just add to the chaos. No integration of flavour but plenty of flavour to be seen. I’d like to say it was interesting to drink but at all enjoyable. One to lay down for a few years me thinks. (12 fl.Oz, BB 17/06/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A alcoholised dessert cake in a bottle. Boring sipper.
How: Bottle 12oz. Many times. Usually a few months old.
The look: Cloudy orange-copper body toped by a small off-white head.
In long: Nose is boozy (higher alcohols feel) and sweet. Taste is toasted raisin bread, cake, figs, brown sugar, sticky caramel. The beer is excessively sweet, annoyingly so. No hops presence which is not surprising given the style. Alcohol is very present and feels even more than the 9.8%. To make a long story short I’ll say that this beer tastes list a rum baba. Yet another sweet boozy beer getting good reviews that “I don’t get”. I guess I will always be different ratebeerian. Like most I drink too much but my days are lettered.
TaxiDriver (1440) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A bitter and light sour smell, light alcoholic. The head is very small, beige and fizzy, fast disappearing. The body is brown. A taste of spices, some chocolate, malty, a very own taste. The body is heavy, oily with a soft carbonation. A very interesting beer.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Strong ale. Tastes chemically. Sweet, rich, sour nose...not quite Flemish, but close. Fermented plums, maybe other weird fruits. Little to no carbonation, no head, sort of like vermouth but MUCH more complicated. No hops. Not my favorite, but it wasn’t awful tasting. I just wouldn’t care to drink it again.
FatPhil (8350) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013)
Sweet malty aroma. Disgustingly boozy sweet body. Nice malty finish. Desperately dull, nothing can escape from the blanket of sugar and alcohol that smothers it.
samsmith33 (298) - - MAY 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Musty, aroma reminds me of the smell of old peoples houses that I recall from collecting ad a paperboy. Great memories, terrible olfactories. App- Clear copper, small head, lasting lace. Taste- quite sour. Overly bitter and sour tastes make for a puckery feel. Endearing flavor, but takes a while to get into. Clean brew, but not smooth. After"feel" is pasta-starchy....like al dente spaghetti with no sauce.
Not a success, but I am still a fan of founders.
MercyDevice (330) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very high ratings for this but I didn’t like it much. It has a malty, strong taste. Kind of reminded me of cough syrup mixed with toffee. Copper-ish brown in color with very small head.
seadad (9) - , Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2009 does not count
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
poured a nice amber brown with decent head. good aroma, malt and alcohol with undertones of tropical fruit. i thought that was unusual and intriguing. after my first sip, i figured out which fruit. the flavor is heavily sweet with coconut. the coconut was so overpowering that i poured it down the drain after i barely got down the third sip. i am not a fan of coconut in my beer! reminded me more of barleywine than it did of an ale. i won’t be getting this again.