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RATINGS: 1587   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle from Manny57. Pours an orange/amber color with white head. Aroma is toffee and pineapple? Taste is sweet but balanced with a nice bitterness in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (617) - Houston, Texas, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LuckyDog (614) - - SEP 10, 2014
Great creamy head. Slight alcohol flavor. Some caramel notes. Not much hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Pours a rusty brown with a thin ring of a head. Aroma is of sweet roll dough, slight toastyness, some hops behind the malt, and some mild alcoholic fumes. Flavor is of sweet toasty bread, brown sugar, full bitterness in the middle and finish, some fruiy hops riding underneath the malty sweetness A slight burn alcoholic warmth in the back of the throat.Ful body, velvety palate with a little bit of syrupynes. Aftertaste is Sweet toasty bread with a bit if residual sweetness staying on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Poured a nice dark brown color. Looked thick in the glass. Smelled strong and intimidating. Taste really smacked me in the mouth. Big malts and sharp pine notes. Dark fruit with hints of wood and bourbon. All I could think while drinking this is that it would be nice in about a year. Really good stuff. Potent and sharp.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (609) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Nose is rich molasses, brown sugar, marzipan, slight brandy. Taste is rich, vanilla, brandy butter, brown sugar, booze, leading to dry leather and oak, some dark chocolate and earth then an oily pine finish. MOuthfeel is slick. An outstanding beer that is maybe just a touch to bitter in the finish for my personal preference.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2012
A clear reddish beer with a small white head. The aroma is clean grain and sweet malt with toffee. The flavor is quite sweet, toffee and candy with a slight chocolate taste. Good body and the alcohol is not overwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a founders glass. Dark brown ruby pour with a small white head that laces a bit. Tastes heavy on caramel, malt, some bitterness, and lots of oak. A bit smokey, but not off putting. Real nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (607) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2014
It pours amber with a tan head. It does produce a fair amount of lacing as the head disappears. It has a brown sugar aroma mixed with caramel and spices. It has a strong taste of molasses and brown sugar, with oak flavors that compliment the flavors well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
Again, thanks to Dave from Founders and Chuck the owner of the Dilly Deli in Cincy for hosting the Founders tasting event. A: Nice, a little darker than amber color. No head and little lacing to speak of. S: Nice smell of citrus and figs. Can pick up a little alcohol in the nose as well. T: A little more of a kick than the bottle offers. The flavors are a little more pronounced in the tap offering. A stronger spiced coconut rum is noticeable. A very good offering on draft. M: Very smooth and good. A little bit more harsh than the bottle due to the pronounced strength of the flavoring. D: A very sessionable beer. Very smooth and tastes light. The alcohol is sure to catch up with you, but the trip to get there is well worth it. What can I say, another great brew from Founders that I’ve gotten to experience on draft.


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