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RATINGS: 1372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seanpg (23) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Oaky woody malt forward. Bitter on bacj end and lots of malt. Not what I expected but another solid beer from founders

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Brown pour, small tan head. Great aroma - prune, toffee, a bit of alcohol. Absolutely fantastic flavor. Oak, chocolate, prune, raisins, alcohol, figs, toffee. Smooth and chewy. Knock out of the park.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1417) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose of toffee, caramel, berries, taste is dry, rich caramel, fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppera (8) - SPAIN - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
Cerveza tipo barley Wine. Un sabor potente 9.8 abv pero ala vez muy equilibrada! Un descubrimiento. Muy recomendable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (266) - - JUN 19, 2014
malt raisins caramel, deep sweet taste smooth body, nice malty nose, awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Dark copper with a light tan head. Strong, full, powerful. Deep malt with raisin and caramel. Long finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Barleywines must not be a style I enjoy any more, because I havenít found a decent one in a while. Unfortunately, because I like Founders so much, this one joins the list. The beer poured a dark amber color with a small but cascading laced head. The flavors were extremely strong and extremely malty. There was also an abundant of sour and grassy hops. I found this beer way too malty and sweet.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamesthebrit (231) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
I havenít rated this!!!???? Fresh bottle which makes a huge difference as the result of an aging experiment. Boozy. Earthy. Molases sweetness. Like dates. Or raisins. Looks amazing. Pours like a red orange. Nice head. Taste is sweet. Some dates. Like earthy. Almost like a tartness. Like a good barley wine. (Unlike a bwine this does not get better with age) its got booziness but itís smooth. Yeah man. Palate is smooth. I mean itís perfect. Full bodied but still sort of lighter. I mean... And this is why I love founders.... This huge beer is a favorite of my newbie craft beer lover who only likes light beer. (Ironically same with devil dancer) This is one of my favorite beers. Itís a big beer that you can drink on a weeknight. Super potent and flavorful but easygoing enough. The beer by which other old ales are judged. As noted: drink fresh otherwise this beer is gross.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACD (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2014
35cl bottle. Amber orange, thin white head. Caramel heavy aroma, with berries, figs, and sweet shortcake, touch of oakiness. Lovely deep caramel in the taste, lots of red berry, shortcake malt, light pine, some light vanilla, spices. Long berry, caramel and light pine finish. Medium/full body. Slight booziness. A lovely fireside beer, more good (and amazingly well-priced) gear from Founders.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Slight caramel aroma in a medium brown cloudy ale. Very malty like a barleywine but not nearly as smooth. Strong flavor but a bitter finish.


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