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RATINGS: 1736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.
Editorís Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SamTheBarrel (770) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
355ml 2014 years vintage brown bottle, label has nice artwork of a curmudgeon, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is clear burgundy colored with a small beige head that dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing. Aroma of raisins, apricot marmalade, toffee and vanilla. Flavours of raisins, apricot marmalade, vanilla, toffee, caramel and oak wood notes. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, slightly sticky texture and soft carbonation. Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale is an exceptional Old Ale, balanced and with a well masked alcohol without being too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (770) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured a hazy dark amber with a cream head. Taste of caramel malts, biscuit, slight oak, with a boozy finish. Lively carbonation, full molasses body. Final thoughts: My Grandpa was a curmudgeon too...crusty old bastard

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Draft at Caponeís: Poured an orange/reddish color with a small head. The aroma was sugary dark fruits. The flavor was raisins, grapes, plums and sweet malts which hides the alcohol well. Overall, an excellent beer by Founders.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
12oz fresh stubby. Pours a dark orange, Barleywine-esque color, with a steady but small off white head. Hazy, muddy color. Aroma is surprisingly unique and interesting. Very floral, potpourri noticeable. A sudden memory smacks me as I smell this. Something very distinct, very singular jumps out. I try very hard to pinpoint it. Sushi? Wasabi? No. Blue cheese. Distinctly blue cheese. Stilton, Roquefort. Crazy how accurate that descriptor is right now. Pungent and cheesy. Also some dark/red fruit aromas, similar to a Flanders Red are apparent though subtle. Taste is similar to the aroma, though sweetness is very muted. This tastes a little young, not from apparent alcohol but it seems muted, non-complex; it needs to open up a little and I think age will do the trick. Very clean and the alcohol is very well hidden, especially for the ABV and age. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth, bitterness is very low. This is nice and I canít wait to see what some time does for it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (761) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours clear light brown with a white head. Aroma is Aroma of dark fruits, roast, and molasses. Taste follows nose

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (759) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2014
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a clear brick red with some orange highlights and a creamy off-white head. Aromas of soft fruit (fresh pear, apple), flowers, raisins and caramel. Taste is sweet malt and caramel at first before a light almost peppery bitterness creeps in. Some slightly hot alcohol emerges as well. Lingering fruity and spicy finish. Excellent example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (752) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Pours a deep ruby red with little to no head.Sweet, dark fruit aroma, stewed prunes and plums. A very smooth, sweet dark red fruit taste as well, with a hint of burgundy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (750) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Aroma: caramel, raisin, alcohol, Appearance: amber, clear, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, malts, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Whiskey cider aroma. murky sienna beer with no head. whiskey malt honey cider coriander momís spice rack old saltyballs and fruity flavors. lasting tasy finish. superb.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottled on 04/19/2012. 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. A - Dark red body. Slightly hazy with some sediment and slime rolling into the glass in the last ounce. One finger off white head settles into a thin cap. Great lacing and retention with alcoholic legs. S - Molasses, toffee, oak, brown sugar, plums, and a touch of vanilla. A bit harsh with some alcohol notes but incredibly sweet and inviting. T - Strong toffee notes with some molasses, brown sugar, and caramelized dark fruit sweetness. Smooth with some oak and vanilla on the end. Boozy warmth with a lasting malt bitterness. M - Low carbonation. Body is lightly syrupy and big on the booze. O - Excellent aroma and a great taste, but the booze creeps up fast and becomes a bit too much. Some aging would do wonders on this beer, but at a few months old its not terribly impressive. I do prefer Old Stock to this.


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