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RATINGS: 1741   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.
Editorís Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16724) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, caramel, tar, wood and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 120110. Amber with white head. Aroma and flavor sour of oak, wood and tannins. Not well balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2010
amber pour with a thin white head. aroma is fruity, caramel malt. some spicy hop. vanilla and boozy bourbon in the flavour. some brown sugar and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at home thanks to Jeppe.
Amber brown with a thin beige film. Big cheesey malt and bourbon are the order of the day. Huge booze, far too rich, some cardboard and just generally over the top and a complete mess. Iíve really enjoyed all the other Founders beers Iíve had as far as I can remember but this one is just awful. No finesse, no class just a big sugary sledgehammer that I really donít care for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SM_Jenkins (48) - Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2010
bourbon on the nose and tongue; broke open an 18 month old bottle and itís really mellowed, not sure if that affects the review; boozy with a touch of vanilla cola

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle to snifter. Aroma strong malty smells with molasses and faint booze. Appearance is nice dark amber not dirty but, maybe hazy with tight head that is minimal and some lacing. Taste is solid molasses and sugar oak which finishes malty dry. Palate medium creamy to sugary dry swallow. I really like this take on a old ale very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to cavie. Pours a murky deep amber with a beige head. Aroma is very malty with caramel, light fruit and some toffee. Flavor of strong malt, caramel, alcohol spice, spicy with some toffee. Mouth feel is heavy body with low carbonation. Overall, I thought this was an extremly tasty brew, warming as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciciorock (40) - , ITALY - FEB 8, 2010
Ambrato intenso schiuma pannosa non molto persistente,profumi eccessivamente dolci e smielati, sembra quasi cocco!!!(tipo bounty per capirci :) ); molto sqiulibrata tra naso e bocca...nel suo genere possiamo dire gradevole...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
bottle thanks to cavie. poured a hazed amber with a thin white head. aroma was caramel, toffee, and slight banana. flavor is caramel, old dark fruits, and pine with a medium body. rather tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4302) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle courtesy of drowland and RCL. Syrupy pour. Hazy red-orange appearance with little cream head. Big woody fruit notes. Smells of heavy dark fruits and aged sweet spice. Maple syrup sweetness mixed with a touch of alcohol. Taste is alcohol burn with bready yeast. Big sweet notes with a slight bitter finish. Heavy syrup feel.

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