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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcvonrosen (14) - Rockford, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2014
Unique aroma. I think someone else said "toasty apple", which is a good description of the unique character in the aroma. Color is a dark amber / copper. I had thought an old ale should be slightly darker, and I think a little darker color would add to this by adding a sort of old, woody, seafarer sense to the beer. Oak, molasses, and malt blend well. Itís nice to get a unique flavor that can be a little subtle. Good beer all around, and nice to have as a change of pace, but if I were looking for the malty, caramel-ly flavor in this beer, Iíd probably go for a Dirty Bastard. They obviously brew way better than I do, but if I made this as an old ale and tasted it, Iíd think that I needed to darken in a little and raise the oak and molasses flavors slightly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
STLGoldendog (38) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2014
Clean copper appearance with low carbonation. Smells like sweet smokey apples. Thin palate with bitter boozy taste. Another fantastic beer from Founders!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (745) - Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle into snifter glass, hazy coppery-amber color with off-white head. Aroma of rich heavy malt, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, oak and vanilla. This to me seriously smells like the beer version of Woodford Reserve bourbon. Taste is as malt intense as the aroma adding notes of dark dried fruits (raisins mainly, some fig), cookie dough, bready, molasses with faint earthy hop bitterness. Heavy body, low carbonation, soft, slick with sweet boozy finish. Pretty intense old ale, a pleasant malt bomb.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (443) - Louisiana, USA - APR 26, 2014
Appearance: pours with a huge light tan head that settles into a very high density, the beer is very clear and a nice bare color, nice head retention Aroma: amber malt, some nuttiness, pretty faint under that head Taste: light malt sweetness, has an alcohol warmth to it, bread, some spice, caramel, hints of grain Palate: soft carbonation, very heavy and thick mouthfeel, alcohol on the aftertaste Overall: you know this is a serious beer when you drink it, hides the very high abv pretty well, pretty unique beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (40) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Love the sweet to oakey flavor. Beautiful cloudy amber color with a sweet oak smell. Great old ale thatís got a smooth and creamy feel. Another Founders brew thatís incredibly smooth for a high ABV offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (232) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 Tap from Lazy Dog shared by jheath99. Aroma of flora and hops. Taste of hops and malt with a citrus flavor. Tangy aftertaste. Medium-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
This is definitely a great beer as you would except from founders, but Itís no backwards bastard.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2014
From bottle. Pours a clear copper orange color with a small yellow-tinted head. Almost no lacing. Aroma is caramel and dark sugars. Taste is sweet and malty, with dark sugars. Very smooth. The alcohol is hidden well. Medium mouthfeel and a sweet finish with a hint of bitterness. A very nice old ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1180) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2014
Founders Crumudgeon Old Ale has a thin, cream-colored head, a clear, brilliant, apricot-orange appearance, some bubble streams, no sediment, and very sparse, spider web lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, sweet, malt, vanilla/oak, and light rum. Taste is all that, with some good, balancing bitterness and apparent wood. Mouthfeel is rather light and watery, and Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale finishes alcohilic, sweet, and contemplative. The worst one could say about this beer is that it is delicious. RJT

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ismith87 (69) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2014
A - 4.25 - giant white fluffy head on this guy, kind of a copper, orange, brass but very clear color. Light for an old ale. S - 4.5 - Lots of sweet malt, dark fruits, caramel, oak barrels, chocolate, cookies T - 4.75 - oak, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, figs/raisins/dark fruits, lots of malt, mostly dark and breast, very complex, sweet booziness. M - 4.75 - pretty heavy. Alc is present but appropriate, aftertaste is breast malt, bitter, and dark fruits O - 4.75 - super intense beer. Took 2 to even comprehend the flavor. Iíd love to see what old curmudgeon s better half tastes like!


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