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RATINGS: 1539   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2013
Creamy dark amber, almost red liquid. Virtually no head. High sediment present. Aroma is caramel, alcoholic, corn, sugar; rich, complex and powerful. Palate is full, creamy. Low carbonated. Finish is very warm, nively bitter, long and powerful. Taste is sugar, alcohol, caramel; leaves a lovely warming sensation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Pours amber with a medium white head. aroma is malt, molasses and alcohol. Taste is caramel malts with hints of alcohol. Pretty sweet to start off with, but has a balanced finished.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (353) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Clear copper brown, with a quickly vanishing head. Big aroma of burnt toffee, smoky wood and traces of umami and nut. Medium body. There is some fruity, orange peel barley wine like flavour in the background, sitting behind dark malts and strong caramel. Boozy finish. Powerful, complex, one to take seriously.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (353) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
Founders always had a way to make you buy more. I can only handle one at a time of this baby due to the thickness and abv. Good sweetness and spice which is balanced with hops

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmisko (352) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours amber with a small head. Smells pretty malty, and earthy, with warm scotch notes. Taste like caramel, brown sugar, barnyard dirtiness and a bit of scotch. This fairly sweet, but has a clean and dry finish to it. Well balanced and flavorful. I like this and will drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pet3rman (352) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 Fantastic barleywine hybrid is the best description that I can give. Big bold flavor with a heathy dose of etoh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 6, 2015
Reddish dark brown. Oak aged in whiskey barrell, so taste of vanilla, with woody whiskey flavour and cane sugar. Strong alcohol note, so perfect for winter time.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (351) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Sweet malt notes dominate; molasses, brown sugar. Some hop notes at the back, a faint hint of alcohol. I just had an AleSmith YuleSmith Summer IPA right before this, it’s killing my palate, I’ll have to rate this again

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
naivepegasus (350) - USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thin film of off-white head. Notes of caramel and some toffee in the odor. Caramel in the taste, with some bread in there as well that fades into a hoppy bitterness, with some woody notes. I love Founders, but this is not my favorite to be honest. It’s alright.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndresTM (350) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 Beautiful aroma of eggnog, cinnamon, toffee, white chocolate fudge, vanilla horchata, brown sugar, old leather, and booze. The pour is deep amber with no head. The taste closely mirrors the aroma, being mostly sweet and mildly bitter, with a splash of alcohol. The finish leans dry and woody, with a slight oaky tartness that dies slowly. Syrupy palate with minor, prickly carbonation. Balanced, flavorful, substantial. Perfect for a winter evening by the fireplace. Oh, Founders, how I love you. Lovely!


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