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RATINGS: 1659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2015
I am not a huge fan of scotch ales but this is not bad. Worth a try if you have never had it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1666) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Vermilion reddish orange pour. An intensely complex beer with a rich, sweet malt profile. Alcohol is evident, gives an embracing warmth. Fair amount of bitterness, but it melds well with the sweetness of the malts. Flavors of molasses, caramel, butterscotch, candied sugar, hop spice essence, faint raisin, toffee, woody (oak). Lovely array of flavors smoothing over your palate with a loving finish. One of the best Founder’s beers I’ve had, and I’ve had a lot, and a lot have been very good, so that ’s saying something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mxyzlpltk (7) - WeSt palm beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
Lite amber gold color, no retention, good clarity, malt forward as the style should be, with Carmel, butterscotch aroma that is booze within whiskey undertones. Palate is more maple syrup than mollasses with a candied like sweetness. Strangely I don’t pick up the oak or molasses independently but notice there combination delievers what I would describe as a bourbon like character. Very pleasant considering I like bourbon as much as beer. Nice delivery on the style but my rating reflects my gravitation to hops as opposed to malt forward ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (734) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2015
12 oz bottle.
Medium amber, with a creamy tan head and sticky lace.
Sweet, rich, malty aroma, with caramel and toffee, a little raisin, and some mild hops. Smells like an aged barley-wine.
Flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar, spicy hops. ABV is well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnoaksson (758) - , SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
På etiketten sitter en väderbiten herre i ensamt majestät med sammanpressade käkar och ser purken ut. Och tur är väl det. Om han öppnade det där svalget skulle ett område med en radie på allra minst tio meter förklaras hälsofarligt på grund av alkoholstanken. Drick med andra ord Founders Curmudgeon med stor försiktighet, om du inte själv vill förvandlas till en inre sumpmark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (731) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2015
40 cl på fad, 9,8 % ABV, nydt på Ørsted Ølbar, 23. juni 2015. Kastanjefarvet og ufiltreret amerikansk Old Ale med minimal offwhite skumtop på maksimalt 1/2 cm, som hurtigt svinder til kant og overflade. Ret ny og ukendt - for ut - aroma af bl.a. honning. Maltnuancer af forskellige brødtyper. Smagen er præget af bitterhed, men sødmen spiller også en ikke ubetydelig rolle. Solid krop med en pænt opskruet karbonering, et stykke over middel niveau, men det klæder den. Klæbrig konsistens. Afslutningen er bittersød på den bitre lækre måde, medium lang. En solid øl med en solidt bittert eftertryk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Cranberry and apple aroma. Taste has noted of bitter berries, vanilla, wood and tart cherry. Finish is bitter cherry with a boozy afterglow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBHansen (502) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
Draught @ Taphouse w the CEO. Appearance: pours slightly hazy amber with ok off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, toffee, oak, raisins, whisky and some dark fruits. palette: strong aroma, average carbonation, full body, average to distinct malt sweetness, average bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice complex "strong" old ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1556) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Amber. No head. Malty. Lots of oxidation. Tasted like cardboard. Tasted at brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mithe (1205) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 18, 2015
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Alcohol, dried berries, raisins, sweet, caramel, light spicy, later whisky smokiness.
Appearance: Ligth hazy amber color. Medium, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, dried berries, caramel, light whisky smokiness.
Palate: Medium-full body. Sticky texture. Long, light warm finish.
Overall: Very good, complex.

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