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RATINGS: 1382   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mgenti (6) - Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2010 does not count
Doesn’t seem to have a strong aroma but you can tell it will be sweet. Has tastes of coconut and citrus. Almost reminds someone of a coconut flavored rum. Has a creamy, medium body, and soft carbonation with a slightly long finish. It is not astringent or bitter. I would not go buy a 6 pack of this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kbosch74 (4) - USA - AUG 22, 2011 does not count
The best example of Old Ale that I’ve ever come across. Great by itself, or with the ribs that I just had them with.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
symphoxer (4) - - APR 30, 2012 does not count
Reminiscent of the Belgium trappist Quad style brews, this bold ale rings in dark fruits topped with a funky maltiness that holds true to the label on the bottle. The body and mouthfeel are interestingly full and creamy. Unexpectedly dry back-end really brought this beer up to another level. The palate is really perfectly balanced. Although the flavor leaves an hop-addicted american wanting, I can appreciate this brew for what it is; and surely for what it was meant to be, and old fuckin’ ale!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gobbledock (4) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
Pours orange, with a very small white head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, raisin, candy. Sweet with a smooth mouthfeel. Little discernible bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janetinha (3) - - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
Dark amber appearance, cloudy and presence of little bubbles (carbonanation), presence of floating sediments. On nose dry dark fruits like raisin, plum, oak, strong caramel and a deep sweetness, alcohol. On mouth it is fullbodied and dry, malty, hints of fruits, caramel, toffee, woody. Bitter and dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TennesseeDave (3) - Dayton, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2012 does not count
Pours a bright orange with a white head. Yeasty and very balanced this is a great ale. Great yeasty scent and taste with a touch of sweetness but at the same time finishes hoppy dry. A great effort from Founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flyingdutch (2) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2009 does not count
Poured a deep amber with little to no head. Bourbon, and floral scent. Complex malty taste with a high hop. Taste lasts, is not bitter and leaves a clean fresh finish. Would recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebetar1 (2) - Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2010 does not count
AROMA roasty, toasty hay APPEARANCE hazy amber, acceptable head TASTE heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, salty PALATE full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish OVERALL not a preferred style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesferro (2) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
Not the prettiest beer, no head, no lacing, dark orangy brown, smells raisiny, reminding me a lot of the smell of a raison d’etre. Taste is simular, only this is much boozier, I would not call this smooth at all, leaves a burning sensation. That’s not a turn off for me though, all in all tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aslamm75 (2) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2013 does not count
Carmel, slight sweet, faint bitterness, but not overly hoppy, overall a good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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