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RATINGS: 1587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2006 bottle from trade with kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Pours a very nice amber color with a minimal white head.Has a wonderful aroma of whiskey, caramel and vanilla. Taste of malt, vanilla, and all spice. The alcohol is very well hidden and is barely noticeable. Has a great smooth dry finish that leaves a nice flavor that make you want more. . This is a truely enjoyable beer to drink . It reminds me of Tyranena Rockyís Revenge but is better balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akoeninger (551) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Picked up this beer in a 4 pack on a whim. Iíve always been satisfied by my experiences with Founders brewery and this was no exception. This old ale pours an enticing red amber hue with minimal head and a slight haze. The smell is sweet with hints of bourbon, its quite a treat to smell this beer. The taste follows the aroma, full of sweet malt, alcohol, bourbon, and syrup. This was a surprisingly good beer, I havenít had too many old ales before, but if this is any indicator, it is definitely a style I will be exploring more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (549) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2010
(bottle) A hazy-red, bubbling body with a small tan head. The aroma is rich and sweet with malt; strong alcohol and notes of fruit. Flavor is strong and alcohol and sweet malt; notes of caramel, vanilla, bourbon and wood. Body is full and soft with carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle.Pours a hazy amber orange with a thin off white head.Aroma of sweet caramel malts ,honey,and some woody tones.Flavor is awesome,malty caramel,sticky honey,rasins,dates spruce, and burbon. Smooth creamy mouthfeel,a little sticky in a good way. Loads of lacing all the way down the glass,a nice warming effect. Very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
an interesting beer, kind of a cross between a scottish ale and a barley wine. dark copper color with a quarter inch bubbly head. aroma and flavor is mostly heavy toasted caramel malt with a touch of pine hops mixed in. medium to heavy body with ok lacing. this one would be interesting to cellar and was told when it is aged it tastes like makers mark. hhhmmm.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (543) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Clean copper color, small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, vanilla, whiskey, dried fruits, spices. Sweet bitter taste has similar notes. Medium body and soft carbonation, warming touch of alcohol. Complex and interesting ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Duane shared a bottle of this with a few of us. Some whiskey in the nose, some sweet malt flavor. This was not my style of beer. I havenít warmed up to barleywines or old ales yet, so this wasnít a favorite of mine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle: Another great beer from Founders. Pours amber with a tiny head. Very, very sweet aroma. Flavor of alcohol, but not too overpowering. Very thick.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopwine (535) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
Nose is intense plum/prune/vinous/synthetic cherry. Flavor is same... Oddly fruity for the style with caramelized/burnt sugar in background. Caramel cough syrup? Wtf

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2014
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 5/1/14. Beer from Beertopia Omaha, NE. Beer pours to a deep amber/red color with a small off white head. The aroma has a sweet, caramel, biscuits & some earthy notes. The taste has a sweetness followed by cloves & a earthy note. Not my favorite style of beer but very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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