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RATINGS: 1560   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2011
I really love this beer. Its the first and only old ale that Iíve tried, but it has enticed me to try more. Aroma is very much of caramel malt. Appearance is a hazy amber with no head. Taste is a nice combination of sweet and a little bitterness. I donít know how, but I feel like I can taste the aging. Very little carbonation. I loved this beer.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1036) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours mahogany with a small beige fizz. Smells malty, caramel, toffee, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is sweet, malty, toffee, and soft red fruits. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale finishes with a soft candied fruit sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3395) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
35,5cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours clear deep amber with an off-white head. Malty and caramelly aroma with notes of wood, vanilla, spices and bourbon. Sweet and caramelly with nice, but somewhat strange spicy notes and a certain bitterness. Too much on the sweet side, but still quite interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3777) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
On bottle at Sara. Dark golden color- some foam. Medium aroma intensity; malt, honey, roasted with barrel influence. Medium/ full body. Some sweetness. Very Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (317) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Smells like butter! Tastes like buttered rum slightly. Nice cloudy orange amber color. Flavor reminiscent of a Belgian in it's yeastiness. Yes it's near 10%

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bagalagalaga (146) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Sweet maltiness and syrupy texture in a black as night brew. Very potent stuff. I think the name should be changed to "GET OFF MY LAWN!"

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (462) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2015
bottle. very intense beer. Not familiar with "old style" - but reminded me a lot of a barleywine. Quite good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1111) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
12oz bottle pours a reddy brown color without much head. Mild hops and lots of fruit. Malty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5717) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2015
355ml bottle at home. Canít remember where from, but was bottled April 2012. Pours amber, with a surprising amount of black floaters. Given itís been sat in a cupboard for three months I thought any sediment might have settled. Clearly not. Thin ring of white head. Aromas of sticky toffee pudding, marmalade at the back, light booze note. Taste is toffee, nuts, boozy, almost dark sherry. Sweet finish, as expected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle share at Leightonís, thanks to Fergus. Dark reddy brown, lightly sparkling, small foamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits, light peach, a little sour. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is toffee, light card, stones, gravel, twiggy, a little boozey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle split at Leightons Cloud base, thanks to Fergus, 05/05/15. One Iíve certainly had in the past but good to catch up with a rake. Rich amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is rich fruit, caramel fudge, dates, toffee, fruit cake mix. Taste comprises rich fruit cake, sweet licks, toffee, dark fruit rinds, stewed dates, toasted brown sugar. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close. Solid stuff.


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