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RATINGS: 1725   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 Bottle @ home, courtesy of bushmat1. Thanks Matt! Slightly cloudy, red-orange appearance with a small cream colored head. Toffee malty, red fruity, slightly boozy, rich caramel nose. Rich toffee/caramel malty, slightly fruity, earthy, a touch piney hoppy, slightly bitter flavor. Booze is hidden incredibly well. Well smooth drinking beer. This would be excellent on a cold winter night... Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
Hazy dark amber with large beige head. Sweet aroma with overripe fruits, roasted malt and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, ripe fruits, caramel and alcohol notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol notes. Well done and full bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 2, 2009
Botella. Bit unclear deep amber colour. Sweet caramel fruity bit chocolate aroma. Sweet caramel vinious bitter toasty malty flavour. Sweet vinious finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle. Peach, barley malt and alcohol aroma. Cloudy ruby-amber color with minimal head. Sweet light peach, barley and moderate alcohol flavor. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
It is slightly hazy, dark red amber with a creamy head. The aroma is vinous with notes of wood, fruit, malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, mango, raisin, light peach, apricot and lots of malt and caramel. The finish has a light, citrussy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9918) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2010
355 ml bottle. From København, Denmark.
Light amber colour with tiny white head. Yeast, fruits, biscuit and caramel in aroma. Yeast, bitter hops, biscuit and some alcohol in flavour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9918) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 20, 2009
355 mL into snifter. Wow this looks good: a clear strawberry with a huge, thick, yellow head that has excellent retention and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is earthy, caramel, maple syrup, rich creme brulee, peat, New York cheesecake. Smells like Imperial Stout a little bit. Flavor is like an easier to drink barleywine. There are sweet creme brulee and caramel notes backed by some serious spicy hops. Quick finish making you want more. The near 10% is completely hidden. This beer is insanely good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9839) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle from De Molen shop shared. Clear brown pour with little tan head. Aroma has plums, malt and other dark fruit. Flavour has same aspects with a caramel sweetness and raisins. There is a strange bitter, stale malt aftertaste. Low carbonation and thick mouthfeel. Overall a good complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2009
On tap at MBG Summer Festival. Poured a reddish hazy amber with a light brown head. Aroma was sweet throughout with barley notes. Began with sweet malts but dark notes as well as alcohol grew throughout. Quite thick on the tongue,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose of toffee, caramel, berries, taste is dry, rich caramel, fruity.


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