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RATINGS: 1751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
This Old Ale conjures up thoughts of classic sea fairing ports, there local pubs and the weathered fisherman that frequent them. In traditional style Curmudgeon is brewed with an intense focus on the malt bill creating a very strong, rich, malty characteristic and a sweetness indicative of its cousin the barleywine. We are especially proud of the balance in this beer making it deceptively smooth and drinkable at 9.8% alcohol by volume.
Editor’s Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (788) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Twelve ounce bottle from Bottles N Bins in Monterey, Ca for 3.29. Light amber pour with a lot of carbonation bubbles visible. Aroma is molasses. Flavor is sweet and includes molasses and malt. I did not get any oak character. Pretty easy to drink considering the 9.8 abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theprof (520) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle. Aroma rich caramel, vanilla oak and spiced dark fruits. A potent beginning for a dark amber ale with thin broken lace top. The taste is perilously close to barley wine in my view. Densely dark sugared and fruit packed. A fruitcake in a glass but wonderfully smooth. I suspect it’s an ale that is drunk solo and not simply because of its 9.8% kick. There’s a lot left on the palate un terms of malty complexity. It is getting a high rating from me but also a health warning. Probably the best thing to come out of Grand Rapids since MSU’s first class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1002) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, brown sugar, wood, vanilla, dried fruit, bread and spices.

Turbid/opaque dark orange/brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight beige head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, brown sugar, wood, vanilla and dried fruit; ends slightly dry with bread and spices.

This beer is intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. The aroma could have been intenser and the appearance and palate are good. Had a really old bottle (around 4.5 years), so that might be the reason for this all. Really reminds me of kerststol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1760) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
From bottle. Pours a clear orange with a small off white head. Aroma has oak, caramel, toasted malts, vanilla, earthy old hops. Taste is sweet, oaky vanilla spice, bitter hoppy finish. Low carbonation full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (411) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle - Pours a deep amber to ruby brown, soapy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, fermented breads, raisins, plums. Tastes of ripe plums, raisins, rum raisin bread, other fruits (medley), spices, rich malt though, and a hops presence. Raisin bread aftertaste. Alcohol detected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Robeperse (63) - - SEP 15, 2016
Birra alla spina. I Fondatori della micro birreria (USA) ha chiamato questa birra Old Ale con il 9,8% di alcool e ABV e l’amarezza di 50 IBU, lo stile è un invecchiamento all’inglese in barrique il colore di questo stile è di colore ambra a ramato intenso, il intensità del colore è legato alla ossidazione di malto dall’invecchiamento. La prima impressione è una schiuma beige persistente perle di ritenzione biancastre, cappello di schiuma compatto e basso, liquido ambrato chiaro con lampi di arancio e torbidità significativo, bassa carbonatazione e il corpo coerente. In aroma è complesso, non i grani di malto tostato, melassa aroma biscotti, si sente albicocche e fichi secchi uvetta e prugne, c’è una nota discreta di prodotto agrumi possono essere utilizzati luppolo, sapore di caramello. Al gusto è dolce, con malto consolidata dando crosta di carattere di pane o biscotti inglesi, melassa, leggermente acido, nocciola, caramello, uvetta, prugne albicocche e fichi secchi, retrogusto lungo discreto, di agrumi alla fine e caramelle, è una birra equilibrata, anche se forte non riesce a saturare il palato, ottima birra di natale, da abbinare al panforte al panpepato o ai cantuccini e pasticcini secchi in generale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yased (163) - MEXICO - SEP 13, 2016
De la micro cervecera Founders(USA) esta Old Ale de nombre “Curmudgeon” con 9.8% ABV y 50 IBU’s de amargor, el estilo es una Ale inglesa envejecida por algún tiempo considerable, puede o no estar fuertemente lupulada dependiendo la edad ya que el amargor y el carácter del lúpulo es afectado por el tiempo disminuyéndolo, generalmente el contenido de alcohol es de 5.5 a 9%, no son tan complejas en sabor como lo es una Barleywine, el color de este estilo es de ámbar a intenso cobrizo, la intensidad del color esta relacionada a el nivel de oxidación de la malta por el envejecimiento, no es un estilo tan común y reproducido en cervecerías estadounidenses, tampoco es un estilo que yo conozca bastante, la pagina Ratebeer la califica con 96 en estilo y 98 en el general. En primera impresión es una cerveza de corona de espuma mediana, de tono blanquecino, perlas compactas y baja retención, liquido ambarino claro con destellos naranja y considerable turbiedad, poca carbonatación y cuerpo consistente. En aroma es compleja, hay aroma a granos de malta, melaza, galletas, algo de frutosisdad como; uvas y ciruelas, hay una nota discreta de cítricos posiblemente sea producto de los lúpulos empleados, sabor a caramelo. El sabor es dulce, con la malta bien cimentada otorgando carácter a corteza de pan o galletas inglesas, melaza, ligeramente acida, sabor a nuez, tofee, uvas pasas, ciruelas, caramelo discreto, cítrica al final, es una cerveza equilibrada, que aunque es fuerte no llega a saturar el paladar y se pueden disfrutar todas las variantes que ofrece,Founders a sido de las mejores cervezas que e probado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Served at room temperature. Pours amber with a slight haze. Head is medium sized, dense, beige and lasts wonderfully. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of earthy/resinous hops; fruit cake spices. raisins, overripe peaches, dried apricots, golden syrup, vanilla, smokey oak and pouch tobacco. Flavour is a firm earthy hop bitterness with notes of roasted rye bread; bourbon, sultana’s, overripe nectarines, toffee, biscuits, tree sap, aniseed, and notes of smokey vanilla oak in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a long, warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehaak26 (117) - - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Copper color with light tan head. Aroma is malts with stone fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (577) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear amber with one finger beige head. Aroma of wood, molasses, mixed bread spices, vanilla, brown bread, toffee and light roasted malts. Taste is wood, molasses, toffee, mixed bread spices, light vanilla, roasted malts and warming alcohol. Medium to filling mouthfeel, initially strong but after a while medium carbonation and warming aftertaste of toffee, molasses and wood.

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