RateBeer
overall
98
96
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2007
12oz bottle. 2006 . Aroma: Lots of sweet maltiness with notes of toffee and brown sugar. Oak, vanilla, and bourbon come through fairly strong. Some light earthiness. Appearance: Medium brownish orange and murky. Almost no head to speak of. No lacing. Flavor: Sweet maltiness, toasted nuts, caramel. Again, the bourbon, vanilla, and oak comes through pretty strong. Some light floral and earthiness before the finish. Semi-sweet finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Moderate-low carbonation. Nice alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: I would like to try this without the barrel ageing and see which I like better. Carbonation was too low.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle, pours amber, minimal head. Sweet, rich, brown, alcohol warmth. The oak is subtle. Good mouthfeel from the carbonation. Drink just below room temperature. Deceptively easy to drink for a high alcohol beer. Reminded me of some high alcohol rich darker Belgian beers. Another very nice Founders brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle, pours a clear copper with white head. Scent is sweet malt, maple. Taste is very sweet and malty, caramel with hints of vanilla, wood. Goes down pretty easy for the high abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (628) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at home (bottled 04/13/12). Pours a hazy amber with no head. Sweet aroma of honey, fruit, and some alcohol, bit bourbonny. Also quite a sweet taste with a warming alcohol feel. Bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Really nice (dessert) beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Ugly. Real ugly. Weíre talking Tommy Lee Jones in drag ugly. You do not want to drink this beer after pouring it into a glass. You want to poke it with a stick. Then you smell it, and heavy, rolling waves of caramel and toffee and malt smash into your face, filling you with anticipation much like that caused by a pecan pie baking in the oven. Sweet and velvety, with a bourbon-ish backbone and no hoppiness whatsoever, magically covering the ABV with an onslaught of malt brilliance. Infinitely sippable. Like the stereotypical angry old geezer with a heart of gold, Curmudgeon lives up to its namesake. It may be the most appropriately named beer Iíve tried since Anheuser-Buschís This Shit Really Sucks Lager (not available in all areas.) (12/20/08)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garlic_of_Doom (623) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a tiny off white head. Aroma is very malty, sweet and with some marzipan and syrup as well. Taste is a hefty malt bomb with sweetness and some raisins/figs, at the end thereís chocolate and slight alcohol. Very well balanced. Mouth feel is sticky. After taste is quite dry and bitter hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (622) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 Bottle pour to snifter. This was a 2-year old bottle. Red-amber with suspended particulates, almost no head. Thin, warm finish. More subdued, smoother than fresh. Fresh is brash dark fruit, malt, booze. This is more subdued and smoother. Like the fresh version, this vintage grows on you as you get to the second half of your glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Interesting red amber, even orange and brown, ok hard to describe the color. Every whiff brings something else. Maybe like smelling a warm piece of fruit cake. The flavor was better than I remember of any fruitcake. Deep, spicy, drinkable flavor, with all the flavors of a fruitcake as it was meant to be.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle from Manny57. Pours an orange/amber color with white head. Aroma is toffee and pineapple? Taste is sweet but balanced with a nice bitterness in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lothore (619) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Pours a deep, amber with a 1.5 finger, eggshell head that fades fairly quickly. S- Smell is very malty, with a deep piney hoppiness that reminds me of bigfoot. T- Taste is very malty, caramel, with too much hop influence throughout the middle. M- Thick with a bit too much carbonation. D- I wasnít too impressed by this one. Not bad but it just didnít have that raisin and fig influence that I love in old ales.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 114 115 116  117  118 119 120 » 174


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50