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RATINGS: 1747   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Lightly chilled:Kasteel glass. Great looking dark orange/brown liquid. Small creamy,head. Very slow rising bubbles and nice,lacing. Overall earthy aroma. Caramel based aroma with wood,soil,light hops and tasteful alcohol. Texture is very soft,almost light,though this is a thick beer. Upfront caramel,wood,fruit,and soil. Before the finish is more wood,caramel,and a little alcohol on the sides of the mouth. Finish is long with light earthy hop,with strong caramel,wood,toast,and light alcohol. After opening up a bit,becomes a very well put together,mellow, but flavorful and interesting shot at the old ale style. Very Respectable


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle - Pours a deep amber to ruby brown, soapy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, fermented breads, raisins, plums. Tastes of ripe plums, raisins, rum raisin bread, other fruits (medley), spices, rich malt though, and a hops presence. Raisin bread aftertaste. Alcohol detected.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Robeperse (46) - - SEP 15, 2016
Birra alla spina. I Fondatori della micro birreria (USA) ha chiamato questa birra Old Ale con il 9,8% di alcool e ABV e l’amarezza di 50 IBU, lo stile è un invecchiamento all’inglese in barrique il colore di questo stile è di colore ambra a ramato intenso, il intensità del colore è legato alla ossidazione di malto dall’invecchiamento. La prima impressione è una schiuma beige persistente perle di ritenzione biancastre, cappello di schiuma compatto e basso, liquido ambrato chiaro con lampi di arancio e torbidità significativo, bassa carbonatazione e il corpo coerente. In aroma è complesso, non i grani di malto tostato, melassa aroma biscotti, si sente albicocche e fichi secchi uvetta e prugne, c’è una nota discreta di prodotto agrumi possono essere utilizzati luppolo, sapore di caramello. Al gusto è dolce, con malto consolidata dando crosta di carattere di pane o biscotti inglesi, melassa, leggermente acido, nocciola, caramello, uvetta, prugne albicocche e fichi secchi, retrogusto lungo discreto, di agrumi alla fine e caramelle, è una birra equilibrata, anche se forte non riesce a saturare il palato, ottima birra di natale, da abbinare al panforte al panpepato o ai cantuccini e pasticcini secchi in generale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yased (149) - MEXICO - SEP 13, 2016
De la micro cervecera Founders(USA) esta Old Ale de nombre “Curmudgeon” con 9.8% ABV y 50 IBU’s de amargor, el estilo es una Ale inglesa envejecida por algún tiempo considerable, puede o no estar fuertemente lupulada dependiendo la edad ya que el amargor y el carácter del lúpulo es afectado por el tiempo disminuyéndolo, generalmente el contenido de alcohol es de 5.5 a 9%, no son tan complejas en sabor como lo es una Barleywine, el color de este estilo es de ámbar a intenso cobrizo, la intensidad del color esta relacionada a el nivel de oxidación de la malta por el envejecimiento, no es un estilo tan común y reproducido en cervecerías estadounidenses, tampoco es un estilo que yo conozca bastante, la pagina Ratebeer la califica con 96 en estilo y 98 en el general. En primera impresión es una cerveza de corona de espuma mediana, de tono blanquecino, perlas compactas y baja retención, liquido ambarino claro con destellos naranja y considerable turbiedad, poca carbonatación y cuerpo consistente. En aroma es compleja, hay aroma a granos de malta, melaza, galletas, algo de frutosisdad como; uvas y ciruelas, hay una nota discreta de cítricos posiblemente sea producto de los lúpulos empleados, sabor a caramelo. El sabor es dulce, con la malta bien cimentada otorgando carácter a corteza de pan o galletas inglesas, melaza, ligeramente acida, sabor a nuez, tofee, uvas pasas, ciruelas, caramelo discreto, cítrica al final, es una cerveza equilibrada, que aunque es fuerte no llega a saturar el paladar y se pueden disfrutar todas las variantes que ofrece,Founders a sido de las mejores cervezas que e probado.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Night_Cap (116) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Served at room temperature. Pours amber with a slight haze. Head is medium sized, dense, beige and lasts wonderfully. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of earthy/resinous hops; fruit cake spices. raisins, overripe peaches, dried apricots, golden syrup, vanilla, smokey oak and pouch tobacco. Flavour is a firm earthy hop bitterness with notes of roasted rye bread; bourbon, sultana’s, overripe nectarines, toffee, biscuits, tree sap, aniseed, and notes of smokey vanilla oak in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a long, warming finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehaak26 (84) - - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Copper color with light tan head. Aroma is malts with stone fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (563) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear amber with one finger beige head. Aroma of wood, molasses, mixed bread spices, vanilla, brown bread, toffee and light roasted malts. Taste is wood, molasses, toffee, mixed bread spices, light vanilla, roasted malts and warming alcohol. Medium to filling mouthfeel, initially strong but after a while medium carbonation and warming aftertaste of toffee, molasses and wood.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (684) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
A Big Beer. Soviel steht fest! Der eine würde Whiskeybier sagen und der andere weiss es besser. Komplexe Braukunst wird hier kredenzt, sicherlich tief verwurzelt im Bourbonfass, aber auch mit vielen Schlenkern versehen. Hier ein bisschen Honigsüße, da ein wenig Vanille und obendrauf ordentlich Bitterness. Klasse wie das alles durch ein extrem malzbetontes, volles und samtiges Mundgefühl abgerundet wird. Nach dem ersten Schock erweist es sich auch noch als gefährlich gut schlürfbar....Bottle 355ml/6€ aus den CRAFT BEER STORE HH.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
knasputte78 (560) - SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad med ett litet skum. Söt doft smaken är också rätt söt men alkoholen tar snabbt över. Lite bitig, nja sådär ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kingi (612) - - AUG 11, 2016
Muddy brown, tan head. Aroma has a bit of alcohol, raisin, caramel, bread. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, alcohol. Finish is mostly alcohol warmth.medium body, sticky, average carbonation. Maybe just not my style. Alcohol feel ruins the otherwise pleasant notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle - Clear ruby-brown colour, medium stable beige head. Sweet aromas of caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar and raisins. Taste is heavily sweet with a lot of dried fruits, some dates, raisins and caramel, a touch of honey and some spices. Full body, soft carbonation, sticky mouthfeel, sweet finish, alcohol is well hidden. Great strong ale with rich maltiness.


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