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RATINGS: 1381   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.
Editorís Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2012
Bottle, 12oz, bottled 2009. Pours a dark amber with a beige head. Smells of candi sugar, spice, caramel, prune juice, and definite bourbon with plenty of malt. Tastes of a heavy sweetness, a lot of fruitiness, some coconut, vanilla, a mild bitter and some tartness. Texture is superbly creamy. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Finishes with a mild salty tartness. Delightful.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (502) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Smells fruity and boozy. Just a hint of hop aroma. I had a year old version (2011) on tap and a new bottle 2012 both this week. Both amazing. Very sweet and dangerously smooth. The only thing that could make it better is aging it in maple...well thatís another story.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Old English style ale with a heavy malt taste. No wonder better half is so good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akoeninger (400) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Picked up this beer in a 4 pack on a whim. Iíve always been satisfied by my experiences with Founders brewery and this was no exception. This old ale pours an enticing red amber hue with minimal head and a slight haze. The smell is sweet with hints of bourbon, its quite a treat to smell this beer. The taste follows the aroma, full of sweet malt, alcohol, bourbon, and syrup. This was a surprisingly good beer, I havenít had too many old ales before, but if this is any indicator, it is definitely a style I will be exploring more.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (3267) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Clear amber brown with white head. Aroma of caramel, malt and syrup. Taste is sweet and caramelly with lots of malts and some dusty basement notes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Corrinado711 (80) - - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of pleasant vanilla malt and light oak. Pours an awesome deep ruby with very scant fine white head and fine sediment. Lacing is also scant. taste is sweet malts followed by oak with light booze then sweet finish. Well balanced. Mouth-feel is light to medium. Do not feel the 9.8 ABV. Oak age does not overpower the beer itself as it often does. Gotta try this

4.5
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
magikarp (15) - - MAR 21, 2014
Heavily malty and boozy ale. Particularly sweet with dark sugars. Very delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1guywith_aboat (216) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours dark mahogany/ reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of rich malt, oak, sweet, toast, and a hint of alcohol. Flavors are molasses, oak, yeast, very rich malts, slight burn, some bitterness. Smooth full body. Extremely tasty beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mastelefish (81) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours an amber-brown with a thin white head. Smells of chocolate and caramel are strong at the nose. Has a medium-thick body, medium bitterness, and a pleasant chocolatety aftertaste. Definitely would recommend, but is on the stronger side.


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