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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.
Editor’s Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (436) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Smells like butter! Tastes like buttered rum slightly. Nice cloudy orange amber color. Flavor reminiscent of a Belgian in it's yeastiness. Yes it's near 10%

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Pours amber with a quick, fine, light brown head. Nose is very sweet and fruity. Taste is mostly a sweet, semi-citrusy malt with a touch of alcohol and hops on the backside. Finish is sweet and a little oily. Solid beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (435) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 10, 2014
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden brown, with a moderate khaki head which quickly fades into a disc on the surface, leaving good lacing. Nose is malt and dark fruit. Taste follows the nose, with a hint of hop bitterness on the finish. Very smooth, well-balanced old style alt. Hides the 9.8 % ABV well.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndresTM (434) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Has a distinct oxidized sherry, raisin flavor. The nose is a bit off-putting but flavor in the mouth is much more agreeable. Drinks very well for nearly 10%. Body is lighter than expected.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (433) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Ar: Raisins, sugary malt, ripe pineapple. Ap: Copper, a little hazy - almost no head, just a wisp of foam. T: Vinous and burnt caramel up front, fair amount of sweetness - firm bitterness with a pronounced herbal flavor - grape, orange peel, and raisin - noticeable, but clean, alcohol heat - finish is tannin and herbal bitterness. P: Medium-full body with medium carbonation - finish is medium-dry. O: Big, hearty beer - complex fruit and wine flavors mingle with a big grip of malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KennethArd (430) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014
Packed with sweet spices in both aroma & taste. Cloudy red. Smooth & full bodied, soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle share from a friend. Aroma has malt, dates and grapes. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Taste has some malts and is bittersweet with some fruit. Palate is medium thick and lingers in the mouth. Overall an okay beer. Nice body but you could wish for more taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - MAY 19, 2006
This was pretty interesting. Pours a very hazy and rich amber with very little head. Aroma is strong with liqour and sweet malts...a bit of wood and fruit as well. Flavor is much less intense than the aroma would suggest, but still quite complex Heavy sweetness from the malt and fruits get rounded out nicely by the bourbon, wood, and spicey overtones. Not much alcohol either, but a bit warm. Only problem I found was a slight paper flavor. Mouthfeel was very flat and a bit syrupy, but I actually think that it seved the rest of the beer well.


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