Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (484) - - APR 2, 2013
Solid. Tastes like an American lager, but with much more flavor and hop bite. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2011
Tap at the brewpub. Light gold pour, white head. Aroma of biscuits, fresh bread, some citrus hops are there too. Taste is light and crisp, some malt, slight hopiness. Palate is smooth, light, and easy drinking. I actually thought this was some sort of Americanized Helles Lager before logging this rating into RB. It was a nice summer offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1309) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Had on tap at their place in Grand Rapids with Alex. Pours a golden yellow. An average beer that is overpriced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (446) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Why is this a tap room exclusive? Such an ordinary beer, and not very Founders-esque. It almost tastes like there’s corn in there. It was kind of hard to go from some of the more legendary beers Founders offers, and then having one of these. It tastes average. There is a slight hoppiness and bitterness in the taste, but it’s rather bland and unexciting. It’s definitely a sessionable sort of brew, but I’d sooner take their standard pale ale over this any day. Not much to miss here, folks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10074) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Draft at Founders brewpub. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate earthy,yeasty and small malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Good drink session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Light, light gold color, clear and sparkling. Really no head , just a little around the edge. Biscuity malt and grassy hops in the nose. Light in body, effervescent and medium finish. Citrusy flavor, lemon rind, a touch of sweetness, mostly dry. A palate cleanser.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1089) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Yellow gold color. Funky malt and citrus aroma. Light taste with a hay and malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2008
On draft at the brewpub: Not bad, but one of the weakest Founders beers I have had. Pours yellow with a small head. Aroma of hops and corn. Taste the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2008
DLD ’08: Growler thanks to Chris: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, pale malts, grassy notes, grains, and some yeast. Flavor, yeast, some fruits, grains, malty and grassy. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 On tap @ Founders.A light golden straw color with quite a bit of carbonation.Aroma of grassy hops and maybe some yeast type esters,faint farmhouse funk,and some biscuty malt.Flavor is Saison like with a bit of fruit like maybe apple and a spice like cloves ,grain everything is very subtle,a very sessionable easy drinker,thin body,short kind of hoppy bready aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.

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