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RATINGS: 1518   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.
Editor’s Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anthony850 (324) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Very malty with high alc. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1058) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Dark Amber reddish Orange hilites and rimm. Lacy offwhite head; aroma is sweet with bourbon notes; Flava is malty sweet bourbonish upfront some bitter hops later; feels thick creamy and slight fizzy bite; finishes grain dry and hoppy bitter some residual sweetness on the side

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenOver (138) - SLOVENIA - JAN 7, 2015
Pours slightly blurry, red to brown in appearance, no head. Smell is very pleasant! First a sweet floral scent, followed by a slight hoppy note. It finishes with a sour smell. After a while, the oak smell really kicks in. A very interesting aromatic mixture. Taste is very bourbon-like at first taste. Low carbonation only ephasizes the whiskey like note and makes it an unique beer. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a hazy amber with a thin head. Huge aroma of honey with some mild spice. Tastes sweet with lots of clover honey, vanilla, toffee, caramel, and light spicy hops. 50 IBU of bitterness is totally balanced beneath the malty sweetness. Very good! Nice honey flavor comes through with sweetness and balance. Slight warming of alcohol, but the 9.8% is hidden well. Another fantastic beer from Founders!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (428) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2015
good stuff again sweet as hell...very good sippy warming stuff........ ......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1939) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draught. This is a really nice old ale with nice deep caramel flavours and good alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
33cl bottle served in a Prearis glass. Pours dark orange/light amber with an impressive bubbly off white head. Aroma is of butterscotch and oak with a hint of vanilla. Taste is a little too sweet but not cloying. Complemented the (Chimay) cheese I was eating at the time perfectly but I would suggest a little on the sweet side for enjoying by itself. An impressive array of flavours with the maltiness and barrel notes giving way to the flavours promised in the aroma. Very good but could be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1262) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, amber-brown. No head. Aroma is dried fruit, alcohol. Taste is sweet dried fruit up front. Hints of alcohol with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (293) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Smells great, rich, malty, dried red fruit, caramel, brown sugar and a hint of alcohol head in the nose. Dark golden color, relatively clear, with a quickly dissapating head. Tastes quite nice if a bit syrupy. Upfront sweet caramel notes, melds into a syrupy sweet malty middle and a deeply bitter leafy hop finish. Rich and flavorful but could use some more balance. Length quite long. Thick bodied and average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (692) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Very malty beer. Doesn't taste super strong but has lots of flavor. Has a noticeable hop balance but malt dominates. Almost has a bit of a raisin taste. May just be the tap or bar I had it from but had very low carbonation that died super fast. That detracted from the beer, but if that was just a tap thing it would be better. Still a strong malty beer that wouldn't want much of. Slight thick palate too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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