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RATINGS: 1748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1656) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2016
.3l on tap @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours cloudy reddish brown with medium head. Aroma is fruits, malts, syrup, bread, bisquit, dried fruits. Vanilla notes. Flavor is dark malts, bread, fruits, alcohol notes, vanilla, hops, syrup notes. Great beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Bronze beer with a tan head. Malt aroma. Caramel and oak flavor with molasses. Medium bodied. Caramel and molasses lingers with oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
partchapol (96) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Everything is good, except it is too sweet. Smell with caramel, plum and malt, come in red amber with thin white crown. Taste of caramel and malt, good texture...slightly slimy

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1535) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours daark amber with small head. Aroma is sweetish, toffee, caramel, malty, chocolate, slight roast. Taste is over medium sweet, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate. Medium + body. Sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Pours a deep ruby red with little to no head.Sweet, dark fruit aroma, stewed prunes and plums. A very smooth, sweet dark red fruit taste as well, with a hint of burgundy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (302) - Omaha, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12 oz bottle. Aroma is malty and slightly sweet. Color is Amber orange, somewhat cloudy, with a white head that leaves a little lacing. A little sweeter than expected, but still very pleasant. Light wood flavor is perfectly balanced. Full mouthfeel. Overall a great beer that tastes nowhere near the strength that it actually is. Beware!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1350) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber red beer with a large white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, bread, dried fruit, vanilla, oak and herbs. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, vanilla and nuts. Well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjmoen (324) - - DEC 28, 2015
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Kinda bitter after taste and syrupy

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Tawny clear appearance with hardly any head. First impression was the strong presence of alcohol. Plenty of body but no real flavours. Perhaps I was feeling a bit grumpy when I tried this one but having said that it was still good, just not as good as I had expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1462) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
355 ml bottle. Clear ruby pour, little head. Smells of malted barley, caramel and caramelized fruit (cherries, prunes, stuff like that). Heavy caramel in the mouth, together with a hop bitterness and a metallic feeling in the background. Not one of the best old ales out there.


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