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RATINGS: 1615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


tfratzke's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfratzke (69) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pours a deep orange/brown. Opaque with a small tan head the quickly disappears. Smells of sweet syrup, caramel, maple syrup, brown sugar. Ting of grapefruit. Taste is of brown sugar, caramel, maple and pretty boozy. Very sweet. Mouth-feel thick and syrupy. Alcohol is very present. Not in a bad way, just definitely a nice warming/sipping brew. Overall this is really good and enjoyable.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (388) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2015
Marrom turva, espuma de pouca formação, pouquíssima persistência. Aroma intenso maltado, caramelado, levemente defumado, alcoólico, uva passa. Paladar bastante próximo ao aroma, dulçor intenso, amargor de difícil percepção. Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste maltado, alcoólico, dulçor persistente. Ótima para harmonizar com queijo !

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
I have a problem with this type of beers. It’s sticky and bitter sweet in a bad way. Can’t notice any hops but plenty of head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (424) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun med beige skum. Doft av karamell. Smak av alkohol och karamell.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
IngetSlick (73) - - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Creamy beige header.ämbetsman body. Smells hoppy, bit of citrus, salt, oak, caramel. Tastes caramel, salt, hops, byts. Sweet, salt and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geoff55 (3) - Portland, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015 does not count
Dark amber slightly cloudy brown, with little head at all. Nose is not strong , however molasses, a little chocolate , malt, sugar, caramel is there . Flavor is slightly woody, but lots of molasses, caramel, toffee, a little citrus and possibly dried plum.If you have ever been inside a sugar factory it will hit you ," that’s what I can taste and smell ", Sweet and almost ashy smoky finish. Medium to heavy body. Rich and warming on a cold evening, lovely sweet flavour. watch the alcohol , it will sneak up on you . will visit this one again

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nybol (95) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
Stor smag af modne blommer der slutter af med en anelse varme fra alkoholen. En rigtig nyde-øl.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (300) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
12/08/2015 - 33cl bottle @Erwin’s platform on the Schelde. Thanks for sharing. Great evening Hazy brown, lots of particles, little head. Fruity, some wood, caramel. Taste is softer than dirty bastard but mouthfeel is nicer, a bit thicker. Some wood notes, vanilla, a bit port.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2563) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
330ml bottle from Stori Beer & Wine, Bala. Pours deep rosy mahogany. Aroma is rich sweet malt. Taste is rich and complex with an intense, warming malt that refuses to let the booziness take the reigns. Impeccable, delicious old ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (278) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Amber, red color, white minimal head. Aroma of dry apricots, some notes of honey and licorice. Taste alcoholic, sweet, black pepper strong feel. Bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Andrew196 (1114) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Reddish amber, thin uniform head. Plum aroma, very sweet. A bit overmalted, needs more balance...too sweet, fruity, mild caramel notes, no defined finish. I was waiting for something to turn the corner, didn?t.


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