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RATINGS: 1736   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (2190) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget, Sweden. Big and amasing lasting head for a 10 % beer. Nice malty aroma with mild caramell. Smooth caramell with alcohole clearly present and a firm bitterness. Big body and nice sipping beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hype (39) - - DEC 21, 2015
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2387) - Alabama, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark auburn brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is syrup, molasses, caramel, dried fruit. Taste follows along the same lines. Some liquorice, light oak and vanilla in the finish. Full with decent carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (823) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Brown beer with small head that fades away quite fast. Aroma has caramel, toffee, oak wood. Some stingy alcohol is in there too. Taste is really sweet, caramel, syrup maybe port wine and warming alcohol. A bit too sweet and stingy alcohol doesn’t help. Full body and a bit high carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brandon1989 (496) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy reddish copper color with a medium sized frothy off white head. The aroma is sweet roasted malts, brown sugar, alcohol. The taste is predominately malts and the alcohol is very noticeable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OrthoDoc (145) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Malty, heavy. Not much aroma. Not my type of beer. Likely won't buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Hazy brown pour. Aromas of leather, toffee, brown sugar and grapefruit. Flavours the same with a fading citrus and piney bitterness. Oak, lightly oxidized but good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marstonlad (730) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours rusty copper with a little white head. The aroma features dried fruitiness, sweet caramel maltiness and a touch of spiciness – fairly rich all in all. Taste offers plenty of variety as well: caramel malt sweetness features initially with dry fruity elements such as fig and raisin, later a subtle hoppy touch rises and adds color to the drying finish. Also some lingering oak and vanilla appear, validating the label "old" in the style category. Excellent taste both in depth and balance. The palate is medium to full bodied, soft in carbonation. A great beer in all respects.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (822) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Alla spina. Limpido color mogano-rossiccio con un pannoso velo di schiuma beige. Avvolgente al naso con sentori di caramello, mou, frutta sciroppata e un tocco quasi legnoso; gusto dolce, rotondo, liquoroso con note che richiamano gli aromi e che persistono a lungo. Corposa, cremosa e fantastica!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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