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Founders Empire Strikes Bitter

Founders Empire Strikes Bitter
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Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, toast, slight butter into a bit of spice, yeast, and doughy notes, some slight herbal and grassy hops. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, some butter into a bit of orange jam, some slight dough into a bit of grass, finishing bitter, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
On tap at Founders. The pour is a wonderful bright amber with a nice thin collar of white head and some great lacing. The aroma is very hoppy and bitter with a malt profile that comes through on the back end. There isn't a lot of complexity here and is really hoppy. The flavor is really hoppy as well. The malt comes through about half way through and a good bitterness kicks in. It's not overly bitter, but it is pretty decent. The mouth feel is thinner and there isn't much carbonation. The aftertaste is lingering bitter hops. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Aroma is light hops, light malt. Appearance is a beautiful amber, white head. Taste is hops, BITTER, some light caramel. Mouthfeel is light but ok, flavor hangs a lot. Overall, might be the best bitter Iíve tasted and Iím not surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Glass at Founderís on 3/29/13. Clear amber pour with a thick beige head. Malty nose with caramel and grassy hops. Malty and caramelly flavor with an earthy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
Had on tap at Founders. Served in a nonic pint. A: Pours a dark amber color with some clear brown highlights to it. A white head forms on the pour and recedes to thin cap. Sticky white lace is left down the glass. S: Light citrus hops with a caramel malt sweetness. Some sweetened biscuit malt with subtle grassy nature with a touch of dankness. T: The taste pretty much follows the nose. Very sweet caramel malt backbone with a little cereal grain as well. Nice bursts of citrus hops with with some background dankness to it and minimal grassy notes. M: Light bodied and very easy drinking. Medium low carbonation with a dry finish. O: Very solid and drinkable beer. Nice balance of hops and malty sweetness. Iíd definitely knock back a few pints of this. Serving type: on-tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (575) - - APR 2, 2013
Nice. Solid hoppy backbone, balanced with a nice maltiness. Piney. A little overcarbed on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Taproom at Founders. Hoppy aroma. Subdued bitter taste. Reddish orange pour. Good carbonation. Should get bottled. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2160) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Draught at KBS release. Sweet aroma. Slightly hoppy sweet flavor well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
March 28, 2013 - on tap at brewery. Dark orange pour with some head and lacing. Sweet malt and piney hop in aroma and taste with a mild bitter finish. Light to medium body and some carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Reddish copper pour with thin head. Minimal aroma. Super grainy flavor. Not a fan.

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