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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.
Editorís Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2010
amber pour with a thin white head. aroma is fruity, caramel malt. some spicy hop. vanilla and boozy bourbon in the flavour. some brown sugar and toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2010
Big beigeish head. Deep red body with yeast fragments. Strong raisiny malty smoky aroma with meaty linoleum notes. Dry-sweet malty smoky meaty taste with roasty cinnamon and chocolate notes. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Full-bodied. Sweet grassy roasty malty aftertaste with spicy cinnamon notes. Excellent! Dangerously harmonic and drinkable. (0.33l bottle, I forget from where.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Alex. Pours reddish amber with almost no head. Nose is cherry, oak and medicine. Taste follows suit but is quite pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 rerated 4/16/2011. 3.7 ---> 3.7 .... one thing stood out to me tonight... perfume.. smelled and tasted perfumy. this was a drinkable beer but it had an odd aftertaste. subtract that aftertaste and youíd have a decent looking beer that was lacking in overall oomph.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (693) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle - Pours a dark amber. Very minimal white head. Strong spicy aroma of cloves. Sweet malty caramel flavor with strong alcohol notes in the background. Very smooth and drinkable. Medium palate. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. A strong offering from Founders

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Dark copper brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty toffee and vanilla aroma and taste with some fruity candy sugar notes to the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Pours amber with a fully receding wispy tan head. Notes of thick toffee, caramelized wort, bourbon, raisin, plum. Heavy bodied, sticky and alcoholic with soft carbonation. Quite a nice sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24856) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled. Deep copper coloured, small head. Aroma is fruits, some hops, mild burnt sugar, some slight alcohol as well. Flavour is fruits, wood, nectar, honey and some red berries. Finishes hoppy, caramelly and berryish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2185) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 Pours deep amber orange with trub and yeast. Light carbonation. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, mango, a little alcohol, and wood. Flavor is smooth malts, citrus mango, peat, with dry wood finish. Jello-like heaviness on the palate. Well-blended with a late hint of alcohol that is a bit too noticeable. After sipping awhile at near room temp, roasted malt character lingers. Quite good and worth a repeat. Additional tasting (10/8/11): 2009 version on tap at the Sugar Maple. Wow. Talk about mellow. Still has the nice fruit complexity, but way mellow. All hints of alcohol absent, Pillowy malt consistency...a real treat! +3 Re-rate: fresh, this can be a boozy, caramelly mess at times. -6

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1051) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
A highly malted and sweet ale that I enjoyed. My preference would be to reduce the sweetness, but thatís what you get with this one. Very close to being a barley wine style that Iím not usually happy with, but this was enjoyable. Probably because Founders is so good at what they do.


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