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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crash26 (15) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
Malt bomb! The smell is malts, caramel, molasses, and a little nuttiness. Taste is amazing. Tastes of maple, caramel, raisins, malts, oak, and no taste of alcohol, but does give a nice warming sensation going down. Another amazing offering from Founders. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
The Old Curmudgeon pours a clear ruby red color with a small beige head that doesnít last long. The aroma is raisin, caramel and earthy. The flavor is earthy, raisin and caramel. Overall this is a nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (239) - USA - APR 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a Founders Brewing Co. snifter clear caramel. Aroma is sweet-so sweet with some booze reminds me of maple syrup. Flavor reminds me of a strong barleywine with more malt. Rich & thick. So nice and well done. Each year I look forward to this brew & each year I am happy to consume. Satisfied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leveejr (78) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2014
Big sugary aroma with slight alcohol. Caramel malty taste with a lingering hop bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (529) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a thick, cloudy dark orange, tiny off white head, sweet aroma of molasses, strong warm oak barrel flavours and a sharp alcohol punch. Itís not a beer to be slammed down fast, but prefect to savour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (216) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle from Maltitude. Poured into a glass, appearance is dark amber with little brown head. Aroma is sweet blend of malts, with notes of caramel, maple syrup and brown sugar. Smells nice. Taste is very malty, again caramel malts, hints of molasses or maple syrup, some roasty / toasted notes as well. Slight bitterness, but not a huge hop profile detectable. Easy to drink. High ABV is not noticeable. Palate has low carbonation, robust mouthfeel. Not bad, a little too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (293) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Good beer as is expected from founders. Nothing to be said that hasnít already been said... sorry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased at Johnís Grocery ($4.49) and poured into a snifter at home. Brown appearance with a small tan head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel, molasses, dark malts, chocolate, earthy hops, oak, dark fruit, toffee and licorice. Similar flavor, rich and malty with medium sweetness and minimal to light bitterness. Full body, slick and smooth with soft carbonation. Pretty complex, a great sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangenblu62 (35) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Golden in color and a bit hazy with a thin head. First sip bites with a 9.8 APV. Smoothes out after a while. Fruity but slight bitterness. Bourbon overtones. Definitely a sipping beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (182) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Very clear copper/amber. thin cap of mocha head that lingers. Moderate lacing and some carbonation. Aroma is very sweet and malty. The roasted malt has a slight nuttiness. Some sticky caramel. Mouth is Very oaky, a slight alcohol burn. Decent bitterness and hop presence. Hints of Caramel, plum, nutmeg and roasted malts. This was an Awesome beer!

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