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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (267) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2015
From bottle in English pint glass. Aroma of molasses, faint vanilla and oak. Rich malt profile and strong EtOH in the finish. One big burly barley brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiedrzensky (728) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is dark hazy amber with small head that lasts only for a while. Aroma of caramel, malts, yeast, light biscuity. Solid malty base, light sweet, light bitter, caramel mouthfeel. Heavy body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. Nice aroma, superb taste, overally awesomely ballanced beer, recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (475) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml. Nice appearance, well balanced. (My wife on this beer: divine)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1707) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2015
A very nice barleywine style beer. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thin white head. Smells decent, of barleywine and a toastiness. Taste is classic barleywine, with chocolate off the bat, and some vanilla and spice in the finish, along with a lingering sweetness. Had on tap at Albany Taproom.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (362) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2015
pours a cloudy copper amber with a slowly forming medium beige head. aroma is a deep boozy toasted malt with maybe some woody smokiness. Creamy heavy mouth feel. Sweet malty taste. The woody smokiness returns slightly on the very warm finish. Good beer for a cold night. Not my style, but solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1038) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2015
355 ml bottle. Hazy coppery colour, thin off-white head. Caramel-malty aroma, with syrupo and berries. The flavour is sweet, caramel-malty, with wood notes, dried fruits and a warm finish. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wombat23 (521) - Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Amber brown in color with beige head. Aroma has caramel, licorice, booze. Taste: molasses, bourbon, wood, caramel. Nice unique flavor.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
darbeer75 (393) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Aroma: faintly sweet and malty; Appearance: clear, dark brown with minimal head; Taste: smoothly bitter with sweet finish; some molassas, some booziness, oaky; Palate: full body with creamy texture, average carbonation with some lacing; flavorful finish; Overall: very complex and balanced; can actually taste the oakiness; intriguing flavor - different than most ales; a little twang that I can’t place; would definitely buy again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fuzzcro (209) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2015
A nice, sweet ale and much more than I expected. Lovely color..light coppery gold. Pleasing aroma...taste is a surprise because is truly is awash with molasses sweetness. My personal preference is stout so I prefer a thick beer which this is not. Overall I am satisfied and this is in fact the second time I have brought this brew home.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (2924) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2015
Gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter karamell, vanilje, alkohol og tindved. Smaker medium bittert, alkohol men vaniljesmaken runder av. Noe brent karamell. Medium lang intens


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