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RATINGS: 1577   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - APR 4, 2015
Look: pours an amber Coe. White head. Very clear. Smell: very malty. Very sweet like syrup. Flowers. Taste: very malt forward. Extremely sweet. Syrup. Slight alcohol. Feel: medium bodied. Sweet all the way through. Overall: nice beer. Easy drinker but watch out for the abv. First drank: mom & dads 4/4/15 Vintage: 2015

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Pours a very hazy brown, with a great off-white head. Big aroma, lots of peat, caramel, sweet malts. A classic Founders complexity, lots of varting fruit tastes underlying behind the main malt character. Sweet, but not cloying, strong, but not boozy. Nutty finish... pick it up, if you can find it!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
QuezXLV (409) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Looks awesome with a ton of particulates. I’d give it a 5 but there wasn’t much head. Aroma is unique and powerful and the alcohol is there but subtle. Very smooth on the palate and just the right amount of carbonation. I love the oak/barrel taste in the flavor. Founders once again hit another homerun with this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (405) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12 oz bottle into tulip. Bottle from early 2013. Minneapolis. Appearance: Copper/brown in color. Mostly transparent, other than haze from unsettled sentiment. Small head that quickly disintegrated into a ring of foam. Aroma: Very rich. Caramel, raisin, oak, coffee, spice, bourbon. Pretty complex. True to style. Taste: Sweet and with a balancing bitterness. Really nicely done. Palate: Full body. Very smooth texture. Long, warming finish. Overall: A really nice beer. Lots complexity in the aroma. The taste is very well balanced. Fine texture. Very pleasant to drink.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (405) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a Founders Brewing Co. snifter clear caramel. Aroma is sweet-so sweet with some booze reminds me of maple syrup. Flavor reminds me of a strong barleywine with more malt. Rich & thick. So nice and well done. Each year I look forward to this brew & each year I am happy to consume. Satisfied.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tillmac62 (404) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2014
BOD 4/13/13. Pours a deep amber with a heavy deep dark ruby hue. Weak head and lacing due to the alcohol content. Heavy nose of dark malt (caramel), molasses and dark fruit sweetness over alcohol with bourbon and oak notes. Light carbonation. Almost full bodied with a nice smooth creamy texture. The complex flavor profile is well balanced. It begins with sweet dark fruit flavors (fig, plum and raisin) which flow into a significant bourbon element. As the bourbon fades, oak and vanilla present themselves over a molasses note. The finish is smooth and leaves you with a light alcohol burn and a touch of hops. This is the Olde Ale standard, IMHO. BOD 4/13/12. Similar head, but hazy with flocculants. The nose is similar, but quite subdued. Bourbon is the most prevalent while the dark fruits have receded. Same body and carbonation. Like the nose, flavors have also gone downhill. Age has decomplexed the flavor profile. While still outstanding, it just doesn’t reach out and grab you. Everything is there, but in a subdued fashion and more of a blended presentation rather than a progression on the palate. On it’s own, I would give the aged version a 4.1.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Shared a 12 oz bottle with 3 friends, one who returned with the bottle from a visit to the Brewery in Grand Rapids. Pours amber, with a little head. Smelled of scotch. Tasted sweet and scotchy. Overwhelming nose. A nice beer, but not one I would drink all day.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber, thin cream head and medium lacing. Incredibly complex aromas of molasses, cherry, marzipan, brown sugar, caramel, oak and a lick of alcohol. Malty front, followed by an oily/pine hop middle and finish with a long moderate bitterness. The oak was present but the alcohol dominated to the beers detriment

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2007
not too bad, and not too strong. it wont be a repeat for me but thats not to say it isnt a quality beer. pretty sure we got the 2006 bourbon barrel aged version, it had a whiskey aroma and slight taste of it too.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (400) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
100th review. Draft poured into a tulip. Pours a clear copper red with an off white head and amazing lacing. Aroma is molasses, bitter citrus, and some malt. Taste is sweet, orange, grapefruit, malt, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and sticky with little alcohol presence. Awesome beer.


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