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RATINGS: 1616   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (611) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2015
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 05.12.2015 Pours light cloudy brilliant golden amber liquid, small to medium frothy tan head, Aroma: candied apricots, resins, molasses, floral, warming alcohol, Taste: heavy sweet, medium bitter, no acid, sweet, candied fruits, citrus, lemon grass, floral, molasses, resins, warming alcohol, whiskey wooden taste, harsh bitter sweetness, Palate: full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long sweet alcohol finish, Overall: perfect old ale, bit too sweet, but still very nice and tempting. Enjoyed.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
odinstyr (610) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours a clear red with barely any head. Smells of oak, dark breads, vanilla, hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter - a lot of oak, vanilla, malty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (609) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at home. Beautiful hazy lightly reddish brown colour, beige foamy head. Sweet nose with toffee and caramel maltiness and some red fruits. Taste is big on alcohol and malty sweetness, candy cane, a little hoppy bitter too: rather one dimensional but nicely balanced. Finish is short and sweet, a little astringent. Sticky mouthfeel, medium carbonation and firm body.

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.

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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (607) - - MAY 3, 2013
Musty, aroma reminds me of the smell of old peoples houses that I recall from collecting ad a paperboy. Great memories, terrible olfactories. App- Clear copper, small head, lasting lace. Taste- quite sour. Overly bitter and sour tastes make for a puckery feel. Endearing flavor, but takes a while to get into. Clean brew, but not smooth. After"feel" is pasta-starchy....like al dente spaghetti with no sauce. Not a success, but I am still a fan of founders.

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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (604) - Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Sample pour at tasting 2012 version..aroma is big and bold with booze and woody notes.mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth yet full bodied with obvious warming presence..very tasty indeed..

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (604) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Eric! Copper with a little head after poor.. smooth with hints of oak and molasses... great beer!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2008
I guess I’m one of the few that thinks this beer really sucks. It actually sucked so bad that I’m somewhat convinced it was a bad bottle.....but then again, I did buy a 4 pack and the others weren’t any better. Whatever the reason, this beer just doesn’t sit well with me. Didn’t enjoy the aroma or the flavor at all.


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