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RATINGS: 1433   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2007
not too bad, and not too strong. it wont be a repeat for me but thats not to say it isnt a quality beer. pretty sure we got the 2006 bourbon barrel aged version, it had a whiskey aroma and slight taste of it too.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
QuezXLV (398) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Looks awesome with a ton of particulates. I’d give it a 5 but there wasn’t much head. Aroma is unique and powerful and the alcohol is there but subtle. Very smooth on the palate and just the right amount of carbonation. I love the oak/barrel taste in the flavor. Founders once again hit another homerun with this one.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle. Cognac scent. Rose, muddish hints. Earthy. Similar in taste. Evaporates very quickly off the tongue. Exquisite though not appreciated fully by me since this is not my favorite style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jezmez68 (396) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Shared a 12 oz bottle with 3 friends, one who returned with the bottle from a visit to the Brewery in Grand Rapids. Pours amber, with a little head. Smelled of scotch. Tasted sweet and scotchy. Overwhelming nose. A nice beer, but not one I would drink all day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle, pours a hazy amber w/ a resilient rimy head, light aroma of raisins and rum, sweet and juicy w/ a hop bitterness that cuts in like a blade and finishes in a large wave, smooth, delicious, and unique, another stellar offering from Founders

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (394) - Bedfordshire, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bottle at The Headkeeper. Pours a dark and hazy amber, average beige head, some lacing. Sweet malt, caramel and some subtle hop notes are noted in the aroma. The flavor profile is dominated by sweet malt, caramel, then touches of raisin, whiskey and/or bourbon and some subtle oak notes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
warming, maple-roast sweetness, slight nutty but slight brandy-like flavors coming out in the finish. big flavors. very drinkable and smooth. almost no carbonation, which suits it well. one of my favorite Founders releases.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle into snifter. Pours a very hazy dark red-brown, almost no head. Nose is rich, prominent but not overwhelming bourbon note, clean dark fruit, toffee. Front has some carbonation burn, with a rich malt note of toffee and molasses, vanilla and bourbon coming through also, and a light, balancing hop bitterness as well. The bitterness melds well with the dark fruit and light alcohol bitterness that tend to emerge right before the finish. Finish is lots of bourbon, lightly bitter, with a lingering overripe dark fruit and molasses richness. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, sticky and thick bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (385) - USA - APR 3, 2013
Murky orange ish brown, ice tea like color. Very little head. Smells of oak, brown sugar, caramel, pumpkin spice, booze, earthiness, apple. Sweet molasses comes through on the taste with some brown sugar all smothered in oak, caramel, fairly boozy, little to no bitter. Little intense at first with a strong sweet, mellowed a little by the oak, booze is fairly apparent. Good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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