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Founders Furniture City Stock Ale

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Special brew with profits going to Grand Rapids Public Museum. A malt-forward beer brewed with seven different varieties of malts and grains.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
A very nice beer, hard to pin down because it is pretty nuanced. Brownish red appearance, fresh roasted aroma, and a bit of tobacco and coffee in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2012
750ml bottle from the brewpub in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a glowing, clear, deep brown body with a slight reddish hue. Inch thick, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is clean, lightly sweetened malts with a light caramel and a dry, light roast and toastiness. A bit of a nutty graininess with touches of toffee, licorice, earth, and a few floral fruits. Flavor is similar. Nutty, lightly sweetened and grainy malts with touches of caramels and a dry roastiness throughout. Light licorice, floral fruits, and earth notes as this finishes dry with some leathery tobacco to the roasts, but clean with a balanced, lightly sweetened malt backing. Medium-light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Very soft and smooth, medium body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Love the palate on this. Overall, a really complex and very enjoyable beer. Ultra smooth with a nice, soft feel to the body, but not sweet at all. A good amount of roasts, but very well balanced with some lightly sweetened, nutty and grainy malts, licorice, and light floral notes. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Thanks to Honekybra for this 750 mL bottle. Crushed with TheRon and a Roach. Pours clear dark ruby/brown with a tan lacing. About as malty as a beer gets. Aromas of sweet caramel and toffee, backed up with subtle roasted characters. Flavor is also sweet upfront with roast balancing it out. More thin-bodied than expected but drinkable as hell. A superior brown. Havenít said that in a long time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
22oz bottle GRR 11/20/12 Pours dark brown with dark amber hues. Aroma of roasted malt, tobacco, dried fruits, and chocolate. Taste of the same with some toffee and caramel. This medium to full bodied brew is pretty darn tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3280) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Dark brown pour with a minimum head. Aroma of rich brown malts, mild oatmeal, slight tobacco and leathery notes. Smells nice. Flavor is dry and leathery. Lots of brown malts, rye bread, some crackers. Lots of dark bread. Quite nice. Nice, full mouthfeel, good, complementary carbonation. Finishes dry and leathery. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours a deep drown with off white head. Nose and taste are earthy and dry. Not sweet enough to be an old ale, to complex to be a brown. Fitting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (544) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Clear dark red/brown color with large white brown head that lasts for a while. Nose includes brown sugar and dark dried fruits (dates). Medium to light body decently carbonated. Easy to drink, some scotch flavors, mostly nice sweet brown sugar red malt flavors. Not much hop flavor. Something different, lacking complexity that Iíve come to expect from founders, that being said, solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (256) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Nice dark brown with a light colored foam. Malty aroma, very minimal. Nice malt forward taste. Deep but not woody. Maybe a bit of chocolate. Well carbonated. Overall a very good brown ale. More beer please...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 12, 2013
750mL Bottle. Thanks Sean! Clean, malty aroma, with toast, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavors dole out similar lightly brown maltiness. This is clean, somewhere between an Amber and a Brown and I think a reasonable interpretation of what a relatively low-hop rustic malt beer would have been. Itís easy drinking, richly flavored, and easy to enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
750mL thanks to the DC crew. Pours a clear, deep red. Tan foam with good, rocky retention and webby lacing. Nose is sticky, Twizzlers, hazelnut, pepper, coffee. Taste is bitter coffee, peppercorn, chili pepper heat. Palate is thinner, tangy, sharp bitter chocolate and coffee. Very interesting and enjoyable. I guess a coffee brown ale. Nice.


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