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RATINGS: 1579   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2012 bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark honey/amber color with a small off white head. Very sweet and malty nose, lots of dark fruits, caramel, some light spices, and a touch of alcohol. Dark fruits are strong on the taste as well, some caramel and molasses, candy sugar, smooth, sweet, a few "holiday" spices I can’t put my finger on, and very malty. I need to try this fresh again to compare the two, though this is pretty damn tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garbageman (450) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
From bottle. Pours a reddish brown in color with thin head. Aroma was dark fruit and booze. Taste follows with addition of malt and a slight earthy note.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1268) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 355ml bottle, pours light golden brown with no head, just a little lacing. Aroma is very malty, caramel, toffee, biscuit, dried fruit, raisin, prune Finish is sweetish with little discernable hop bitterness, alcohol evident, carbonation is soft. Good strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5716) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy off white head. The aroma is rich fruity malt, sweet treacle and alcohol. The flavour is medium sweet, light bitter with a smooth rich fruit alcohol liqourice palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation and a long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1361) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
Botella de 33 cl 9.8 vol. en el lupulo feroz en octubre de 2013. Color ambar muy oscuro con poca espuma. Aroma dulce y a madera con sabor también algo dulce al principio a pasas añejas seguido de madera de bourbon. Poco Amargor y retrogusto principalmente a licor de bourbon que se va acentuando según va calentando así como también va cogiendo más espesor. Muy recomendable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3451) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Oczekiwalem po tym piwie o wiele, wiele wiecej, widzac oceny na tym portalu. Niewielka piana, a wlasciwie prawie jej brak, lekkie nagazowanie kolor bursztynowy z drobinkami osadu. Kolor najladniejszy z tego wszystkiego bo wpadajacy jeszcze w odcien ciemnej pomaranczy, no i etykieta tradycyjna. Smak tego starego ale jakos bylo dobre i smaczne ale tak srednio bez rewelacji. Slodkawe na poczatku i alkoholowe w koncowce. Zdecydowanie nie te smaki ktore sie spodziewalem po tym Old Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mad_Ferret (745) - SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
355ml bottle @ home. Bottled 041312.
App: Clear, but with lots of particles, redish amber with a fluffy yellowed head. Nice lacings.
Aroma: Sweet sticky caramel, spun sugar, old leather, dried apricot, litchi, grapefruit and some vanilla.
Taste: Same sugary caramel sweetness with dried apricot, litchi, grapefruit and some figs. Soft vanilla and leather notes and a smooth woody finish with some licorice root in the after taste.
Palate: Medium to big body with soft carbonation and oily silky texture.
Overall: Very soft and drinkable. Sweet but not cloying. The barrel aging is delicate. I found it a bit tame. Maybe it should have been either older or younger. I was missing some bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with off white head. Smells of caramel and sweets. Tastes sweet, alcohol, light bitter, and light sour. Has a thick mouth feel with light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Has a pretty good aroma that sweet and full of molasses. Taste is similar and malty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Appearance: Hazy copper/ruby with short lived thin ivory head. Aroma: Pine, syrup, treacle, fig. Taste: Medium sweet, low bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, low/average carbonation, butterscotch, vanilla, treacle, fig finish with an alcohol warmth. Comments: Very tasty.


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