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Beer Review: Founding Fathers Brewing Co., Founding Fathers Light Lager

Nov 15, 2012

Ding Points: 24.00

Pour: 40.00, Nose: 20.00, Palate: 20.00, Mouth: 30.00, Global: 20.00

Tasting Notes:

I really only wanted to review this because of the small conversation that my review of the ‘regular’ Founding Father’s lager provoked.

Pour is typical. Color looks pale golden, and comes with a head that dies almost immediately to leave virtually no froth. The lace is non-existent.

Founding Fathers Light

Founding Fathers Light

Slight, malty vegetal nose with a little acidity coming from the carbonation. Carbonation is medium for the style. Largely tasteless with a slightly plastic element. Obviously watery, but it comes with a slightly dry finish. Tastes are almost 100% neutral and it really could be just a lightly flavored, malty water.

Carbonation means that the beer is not totally devoid of presence, but only in the same way that seltzer water has depth.

Look, it is what it is, but I’m not sure why anyone would choose to drink this, since there’s just no pleasure associated with it. If you want to save calories, drink water – it’s cheaper. Encapsulates everything that’s wrong with macro brewing.

Founding Fathers Light

Founding Fathers Light

Other: American Light Lager, no ABV information on the label.


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