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RATINGS: 1614   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis (425) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
warming, maple-roast sweetness, slight nutty but slight brandy-like flavors coming out in the finish. big flavors. very drinkable and smooth. almost no carbonation, which suits it well. one of my favorite Founders releases.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (424) - Americus, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 Tap from Lazy Dog shared by jheath99. Aroma of flora and hops. Taste of hops and malt with a citrus flavor. Tangy aftertaste. Medium-bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (423) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2010
The aroma is a touch sweet, very light malt. Not enough aroma. Pours a cloudy copperorange, off white head, fully diminishing, little lacing. The flavor is a light sweet. The body is full, creamy, very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (423) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (422) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun med beige skum. Doft av karamell. Smak av alkohol och karamell.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (422) - - MAY 9, 2014
Fruit. Sweet. Malty. Pours a dark orange amber with a thick slowly fading off white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Thick full mouthfeel. Very smooth. Clean. Sweet. Molasses. Earthy. Oaky. Slight bitterness on the finish with the slightest lingering warmth. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimsRatings (421) - - SEP 27, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Pours a dark orange, maybe even a darker bronze, with a finger of off-white head. I have a cold, so cannot catch much of any aroma. :-( Slightly bitter and harsh malt taste. Not my favorite Founders brew. I'm hoping the bottles I've had aging come across a bit better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (420) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Rerated, 2013 batch: Aroma is complex, sweet malt and bready. Appearance is darkish amber, off-white-to-beige two-finger head. Taste is sweet raisins and toffee moving toward bitter, slightly boozy. Mouthfeel starts off creamy and finishes much smoother. Overall, this is not a beer for starters, and I rerated because I first had it as a starter. Not much as changed, it does taste much better with age though.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2012
bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a copper red with an off white head and amazing lacing but lots of sediment floating around. Aroma is molasses, bitter citrus, and some malt. Taste is sweet, orange, grapefruit, malt, dark fruit, and brown sugar. full body mouth-feel and sticky with little alcohol showing through the sweetness

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RafeAU (420) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - 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.


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