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RATINGS: 1751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2012
The beer pours an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of caramel and dark fruit notes, as well as a good dose of alcohol. The flavor is similar. The caramel malt is pretty strong and provides a decent amount of sweetness. It is accompanied by some dark fruit and dark cherry notes, as well as some tobacco and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (781) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
På etiketten sitter en väderbiten herre i ensamt majestät med sammanpressade käkar och ser purken ut. Och tur är väl det. Om han öppnade det där svalget skulle ett område med en radie på allra minst tio meter förklaras hälsofarligt på grund av alkoholstanken. Drick med andra ord Founders Curmudgeon med stor försiktighet, om du inte själv vill förvandlas till en inre sumpmark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (778) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle pours ruby orange with whitish head. Malty aroma with hints of fruit. Sweet taste with caramel, malts, fruits, kind of a candi sugar taste at times. Finish prolonged with dull hop bitterness but just mild enough to avoid becoming unpleasant. Alcohol well disguised. palate thick and at times a little syrupy and sticky. Overall a very nice barleywine/old ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SamTheBarrel (777) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (776) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
A Big Beer. Soviel steht fest! Der eine würde Whiskeybier sagen und der andere weiss es besser. Komplexe Braukunst wird hier kredenzt, sicherlich tief verwurzelt im Bourbonfass, aber auch mit vielen Schlenkern versehen. Hier ein bisschen Honigsüße, da ein wenig Vanille und obendrauf ordentlich Bitterness. Klasse wie das alles durch ein extrem malzbetontes, volles und samtiges Mundgefühl abgerundet wird. Nach dem ersten Schock erweist es sich auch noch als gefährlich gut schlürfbar....Bottle 355ml/6€ aus den CRAFT BEER STORE HH.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (772) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marstonlad (768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours rusty copper with a little white head. The aroma features dried fruitiness, sweet caramel maltiness and a touch of spiciness – fairly rich all in all. Taste offers plenty of variety as well: caramel malt sweetness features initially with dry fruity elements such as fig and raisin, later a subtle hoppy touch rises and adds color to the drying finish. Also some lingering oak and vanilla appear, validating the label "old" in the style category. Excellent taste both in depth and balance. The palate is medium to full bodied, soft in carbonation. A great beer in all respects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zenkis (767) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 First impression - that’s how old ale should be to me. Pours deep amber reddish, cloudy with little peaces of yeast all around. Head is little, beige, no lacing. Taste is sweet malty profile with almost no bitter; overall dry palette, at the beginning spicy, later just yeasty astringent ( a bit reminds me Mikkeller/Lervig Double Eye PA). Palate - above medium body, thick texture, long light dry finish. A bit reminds me of Belgian style yeasty strong ales, like dubbels but not dark malt flavor. Enjoyed every sap.

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