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RATINGS: 1520   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours copper/orangish/brown. Interesting taste of carmel, malts, and hopy spices. Slight fruit undertone, warm smooth mouthfeel. Taste is big, rich, and full. You’ll want to sip this one. Not lacking in complexity at all. 9.3% ABV is not overwhelming. I’m going to attempt to age my 2nd bottle for around 12 months and see the difference.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (468) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (466) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Good beer as is expected from founders. Nothing to be said that hasn’t already been said... sorry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (465) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
The appearance is not much to go crazy over. The aroma has a rich sweetness to it. I picked up on malts, carmel, and dried fruit. The flavor is very smooth and drinkable. I could taste sweet caramelized malts, oak, apricot, and plums. The finish is smooth, syrup like, malty, and full of sugar sweetness. My palate was effected mildly. Overall this was a fine beverage for its style.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (464) - 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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
12oz brown bottle served in a snifter. Poured a clear reddish copper with a finger of off white head. Big complex aroma of malt, oak, and some hops. Full bodied and rich. Flavors of chocolate and vanilla from the oak. A bit hoppier than an British style old ale. Long finish with more oak and chocolate. A big, rich flavored beer with a lot of different flavors going on. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Cloudy copper color with the aroma of bourbon. The body is rich, malty and dry as expected. The flavor is very deep and smooth with a strong bourbon presence and a mixture of roasted malts.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle pours nice red brown clear tab head smells tastes of booze caramel toffee bitter spices maybe cherry. Thin. Weird first bite then smooth then bitter. Not really a big fan of this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 2, 2009
Taste 3/9 Bottle. Looks: Brown murk with a trace of bubbles around the rim. Aroma: Bourbon and sweet malts, some alcohol and mild raisin. Taste: Rich and sweet followed by bourbon and spice with a bit of hops an the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (462) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2014
It pours amber with a tan head. It does produce a fair amount of lacing as the head disappears. It has a brown sugar aroma mixed with caramel and spices. It has a strong taste of molasses and brown sugar, with oak flavors that compliment the flavors well.


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