Founders Brewing Company's Solid Gold Lager
The Find Your Craft Show continues with its feature of Founders Brewing Company with Solid Gold. This relatively new brew from Founders is a CRAFT answer to the big beer lagers in the market today, and boy is it a response!
Light golden in color with a notable white head and minimal haze, this crisp, clean beer boasts aromas of breadiness, baked pretzel, and light floral hops.
On the palate, the beer did not disappoint, bringing the flavor with notes of white bread and baked non-salted pretzel along with a notable hoppy bitterness mid-taste. That bitterness lasted throughout and even post-taste. I have to note that this was not a bitterness you would find in a pale ale or an IPA but rather it was prominent enough to add a complimenting bite to the beer.
I enjoyed this one, and feel it is an excellent, flavorful response to the lagers of big beer. Cheers to Founders!