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RATINGS: 1370   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.
Editor’s Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2009
Bottle 355ml.
Unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, light hoppy, orange, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081122]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a fully gone head. Mild spiced and hoppy aroma. Sweet caramel malty flavoured with a light bitterness coming through. Mild caramel note. Lingering hoppy and caramel malty, dense, into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Bottled, 2006 version. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of hops and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of caramel as well as light notes of alcohol, and notes of whiskey, with a thick flowing body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Hazy, dark amber golden with a creamy, beige head leaving laces. Spicy aroma with distinct bourbon notes - I suspect Founders actually ADD bourbon here. Very full-bodied with sweet caramel malt and again these delicate, oaky bourbon notes. Absolutely wonderful. 290407

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 Bottle at home. Hazy orange brown coloured with a small off white head, Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bourbon. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, vanilla and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled. Deep copper coloured, small head. Aroma is fruits, some hops, mild burnt sugar, some slight alcohol as well. Flavour is fruits, wood, nectar, honey and some red berries. Finishes hoppy, caramelly and berryish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2009
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Brownish amber, almost no head. Thick caramel covered in a wealth of wood. Mid-sweet with full body and cottony soft mouthfeel. Warming and flavourful with caramel, spun sugae, oak and vanilla. Light salty finish. Well balanced, mellow and malty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy malty aroma with some hoppy hints and some weak hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit flavor with some weak hints of hops. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish with some spicy hints in the aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 2010-07-12, 8-5-9-4-17=43
Hazy amber color; small head. The aroma is less interesting than the first time, the flavor is as rich as I remembered: sweet caramel and toffee, strong vanilla; without being thick, the sugars are sticky on the lips; and strong final bitterness, a bit woody.

2009-08-31, bottle at Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, 9-5-9-4-18=45
Red amber color; small creamy head. Extremely rich aroma, malt caramel and vanilla oak. Strong body, rich caramel and malt flavor, perfectioned by the vanilla and the hops. Truly enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
22nd October 2010
Cloudy amber - brown beer. Residual off white head. Light palate, a little dry and a little soft. Smooth rich malt with toffee and mild caramel. Trace of Port wine and of dried fruits. Creamy malt and aniseed in the finish. Nice!


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