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RATINGS: 1434   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kjc51478 (383) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is dark amber color with light, beige head. Aroma is of malty sweetness, toffee, dark fruits, and a slight boozy-ness. Taste is complex - it started off with a heavy character of toasted malts, sweet bread, and caramel. As the it warmed up, there was more and more strong dark fruit flavors especially plum, which combined with the alcohol gave it a somewhat boozy quality. As my palate grew more accustomed to the heavy malt bill, I noticed more of the subtle hop bitterness that was lying underneath. Palate was full-bodied, thick in texture sitting heavy in the mouth, light and soft carbonation, and a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (381) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2013
On tap at Founders. Copper pour. Nice lacing throughout. You get sweetness and molasses in the aroma. More of the same on the taste but really nice caramel malt flavor. Balanced nicely with a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. This one went down way to smooth for the ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2009
This beer tastes like a cranked up version of Red’s Rye. And as far as I am concerned, that kicks ass.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
i really liked this one. pours nice amber/copper with a nice malty aroma with a little hop cutting through with a little smoke on the end. nice malt sweetness with a good bite from the hops. finishes sweet with dark fruits and smoke on the end. very nice

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
This is a great old ale from a stellar producing brewery. Aromas are very similar to barleywines but the taste is sweeter in my opinion. Get your hands on one if you haven’t already.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber, thin cream head and medium lacing. Incredibly complex aromas of molasses, cherry, marzipan, brown sugar, caramel, oak and a lick of alcohol. Malty front, followed by an oily/pine hop middle and finish with a long moderate bitterness. The oak was present but the alcohol dominated to the beers detriment

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Tap. Pour is deep amber with a small caramel colored head. Aromas of caramel, bananna, huge burbon, vanilla, and candy. Flavor is malty with warming burbon, brown sugar, vanilla, and more candy. What a treat in a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 rerated 4/16/2011. 3.7 ---> 3.7 .... one thing stood out to me tonight... perfume.. smelled and tasted perfumy. this was a drinkable beer but it had an odd aftertaste. subtract that aftertaste and you’d have a decent looking beer that was lacking in overall oomph.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2009
The flavor here was just off, maybe I got a bad bottle, and will have to try another of my 4-pack and maybe re-rate.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (376) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2010
The aroma is a touch sweet, very light malt. Not enough aroma. Pours a cloudy copperorange, off white head, fully diminishing, little lacing. The flavor is a light sweet. The body is full, creamy, very good.


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