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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolfunnj (354) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
a sweet sugary honey molasses aroma...brown and amber clear color mild lacing..taste...a nutty caramel flavorwith some hop balace,,in a good way..overall..it went down fast

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (354) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
Flaska från SB. Klar, gyllene brun med smutsbrun skumkrona. Söt doft av pumpa och ekfat. Söt och kraftfull kropp. Smak av smörkola, ekfat, pumpa, torkade frukt, peppar och alkohol. Fatig, jordig och torr avslutning.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (352) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Notes from 12/24/2010 12 oz. bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot, Chicago Ar: Toffee, deep date notes. Light alcohol seems to be present as well. Ap: Pours hazy deep orange-amber with 1/2" light tan head. Decent lace. T: Pit fruit sweetness up front brings dates to mind. Bitterness on finish almost keeps it from being cloying, as does the mild alcohol burn. P: Chewy, thick, sticky body. Medium carbonation. O: Good winter warmer. The richness of these beers can be a bit much for me without huge amounts of hop bitterness, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours a reddish brown color with minimal off white head that quickly disappears. Aromas of caramel, bread, and cereal. Flavors of some oak and a mild burn at the finish on a sweet backbone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tekstr1der (345) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2015
It seems this thing needs to mellow while sitting for a while. As served, it was a murky light brown with quickly dissipating off-white foam. Smells of cooked sugar, booze, and wood. Flavors are too varied. Some sweet molasses with alcohol and oak. Slightly rough finish/linger of woodiness. The first disappointment I’ve had from Founders. Perhaps expectations are high here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a dark honey amber. Aroma is strong, with the oak and rich malts. Taste is very strong with a nice sweetness over the crisp Oaks and thick malts. Finish is very full bodied. This is a world class ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Pours a ruby red color, grainy, with very little to no head. The nose recalls caramel malt, molasses, light dried fruit, and just a touch of alcohol. The palate is warm and inviting, slick and smooth. The taste is mostly sweet, with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. This beer increases in enjoyment as it warms. A true sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2008
2007 Great Taste: Sweet, malty, and alcoholic. Strong cracker flavors, but also wood, honey, vanilla, and potato. Thick alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrmac (333) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Pours a nice reddish brown color with a thin white head.Nose is definitely hoppy alcohol. Nose is slightly off putting to me. Taste is a bit smoky and ceder. Malt, hop, and hard alcohol dominate this brew. I believe this beer needs a year to mellow out, but it is very complex and still quite interesting.


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