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RATINGS: 1741   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1162) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours mahogany with a small beige fizz. Smells malty, caramel, toffee, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is sweet, malty, toffee, and soft red fruits. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale finishes with a soft candied fruit sweetness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rb (15) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2007
orage-brown colour, fruity scent, somewhat strong, off-white head, very decent alcohol volume

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChuxBeer23 (10) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Interestingly rich pour that doesn’t allow any carbonation to form. It won’t even allow you to see into the glass. Malty, with a refreshingly clean and snappy finish. Butterscotch. Alcohol. Well-crafted. Awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Now this is a sipping beer! Fantastic aroma, almost a charred wood smell to it with a sweetness rivaling a barleywine. Pours a dark amber with lots of sediment floaties (this was sitting in my beer fridge for a while I must admit) Personally I find this one best after sitting out in its glass for about 10 minutes so it warms up a tad.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2011
I really love this beer. Its the first and only old ale that Iíve tried, but it has enticed me to try more. Aroma is very much of caramel malt. Appearance is a hazy amber with no head. Taste is a nice combination of sweet and a little bitterness. I donít know how, but I feel like I can taste the aging. Very little carbonation. I loved this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fernans (49) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Rare air here. Shockingly smooth considering the high alcohol. Complex. Taste starts hints of cloves and earthy notes. The middle is honey. The end has a pleasent hoppy bitterness. Nothing over powers. Excellent!

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Far and away my favorite Old Ale. Faint malt aroma that is surprisingly reserved. In appearance - I swear itís red, but itís brown. Tastes like strawberries without the sweetness - which is lovely. On the palate - whereís the booze? Incredibly hidden heat, but not warming. Never had it tasting as good as my most recent glass - far more mellow than usual.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2014
A - 4.25 - giant white fluffy head on this guy, kind of a copper, orange, brass but very clear color. Light for an old ale. S - 4.5 - Lots of sweet malt, dark fruits, caramel, oak barrels, chocolate, cookies T - 4.75 - oak, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, figs/raisins/dark fruits, lots of malt, mostly dark and breast, very complex, sweet booziness. M - 4.75 - pretty heavy. Alc is present but appropriate, aftertaste is breast malt, bitter, and dark fruits O - 4.75 - super intense beer. Took 2 to even comprehend the flavor. Iíd love to see what old curmudgeon s better half tastes like!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
abergdahl (176) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
A cool leathery aroma, pours clear with minimal head. A very complex taste, the leather from the aroma is there, but there is so much flavor here, some sweetness, tobacco, oak... Very nice.. Smooth oily feel with some fizzy tingle at the end.. Really nice

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
E_leap (11) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2016
What a beautiful aged ale!, dark golden color, with light brown head, showcasing the sensational malts, and the molasses been used to brew this amazing beer, the aromas of sweet malts, with elegant hits of oak, and spices from the barrel aging, taste of lightly roasted malts, and the taste of the barrel aging is breath taking, the texture is full bodied , and very creamy, smooth and very easy to drink.


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