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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (226) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours really smooth with a dark amber hue and little head. Floral aromas and deep malt up front. The taste is sweet with a little hop zing in the beginning and the oak really shines lightly, but in a good way in the end. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage, poured into mini snifters. Aroma is completely oak forward, with some toasty character, deep earth, some malted sweetness, woody, slight oxidized note. Pours a reddish brown with some clarity and small amount of bubbles concentrating to the middle of the glass. After a big the bubbles disappear, leaving a still looking beverage. Taste is up front oak, with some molasses, dates, must, light caramel, some paper, and lots of alcohol spice, tannic. After taste is mostly a boozy burn. Body is thin with soft carbonation. Overall I think this may be a bit oxidized and too boozy for my palate. The oak character is nice at first but it dries out the tongue and leaves too much of a tannic bite.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Welley_Alves (225) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 31, 2013
Excelente old ale americana, perfeita pra arrebatar o frio paulistano! Cor vermelho-âmbar, licorosa, pouca formação de espuma. Aroma de conhaque envelhecido em carvalho, intenso. Na boca, desce aveludada com ótimo corpo, com predomínio da forte carga de malte, mantendo o dulçor acentuado da breja. Amargor bem balanceado, com álcool bem inserido, aquecendo o final. Excelente breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - MAY 21, 2010
This is a good beer and I like it more aged. The taste has a strong malt character and a gummy sourness at the end. Let it sit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
33cl bottle served in a Prearis glass. Pours dark orange/light amber with an impressive bubbly off white head. Aroma is of butterscotch and oak with a hint of vanilla. Taste is a little too sweet but not cloying. Complemented the (Chimay) cheese I was eating at the time perfectly but I would suggest a little on the sweet side for enjoying by itself. An impressive array of flavours with the maltiness and barrel notes giving way to the flavours promised in the aroma. Very good but could be better.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2008
murky brown and smells of toffey vanillaand alcohol.ohhhh i like it......it shas a sharp bite then toffey and coconut and some vanilla. the alcohol is not that well hidden but its not unbearable and the outh feel is great. I really wasnt expecting to like this butI am quickly becoming a fan

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerbewa (218) - - AUG 23, 2013
Had 4 pack with mander-head. Just had a truffle so it’s hard to rate. Nice copper red colour. Good make background. Reminds me of a red type ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Hazy red pour. Thin white head. Nose is of floral pears and apples in oak. Taste is round, hiding a bit of tartness from the straight oak aging. Finish is long and on the side of the tongue continuing on the sweet tart side of things. This is an a gratifying sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle from Three Floyd’s Brewpub. I think my palate was pretty much gone at this point, but it tasted a little thin and fizzy. Will try again with a fresh palate.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (214) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 15, 2014
Birra particolare e spettacolare. Il colore è già una particolarità: color ruggine, manto di volpe, tendente all’arancione. Schiuma fine, poco spessa e poco persistente, di color giallo/arancione molto chiaro. Nell’aroma si percepiscono chiarissime note liquorose, barricate nonché di succo di melagrana e di frutti rossi, leggermente aciduli. In bocca è un capolavoro. Il liquore barricato è ciò che prevale: Porto, Grand Marnier, whiskey si sentono chiaramente. Il dolce del maltato è predominante, ma alla fine del sorso si avvertono anche leggere note amaricanti e un leggerissimo salato, che rendono la bevuta ancora più interessante. Può essere paragonata anche ad una Barley wine, per il suo carattere liquoroso e "stagionato", avendo però delle sue note peculiari.


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