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RATINGS: 1474   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (272) - Askim, - MAY 30, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Very nice aroma of raisins, figs and dark fruits. The taste is similar with some additions of oak. The oakiness gets a little bit dominating for my taste. Should maybe have been a little sweeter. Anyway, I really liked this one!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinVanBeer (94) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Very mellow and drinkable for the style and high alcohol. Amber pour. Notes of honey and maple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel, fruit, spices, alcohol.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, fruit, spices, some alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (1141) - ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2014
Copper, small beige head. Nose is fruity, lots of caramel, malt, spice, hop tones. Flavor is malt, caramel, sweet-fruity hints, hoppy bitterness and alcohol notes in the finish. Lingering caramel and hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, slightly oily. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Very tasty, malty ale. Pours out a murky, orange copper color with spare head. Malty, musty, woody aroma, fall leaves and decay. Taste is some sweetish malt, a hint of alcohol, maple syrup, toffee, caramels. Very delicious and very easy to drink. Gone before you know it....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1304) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Sample at The Answer The Old Ale poured a clear golden brown color with smallish head. There is some limited lacing. You detect sweet caramel malts and citrus. Your flavors are similar to the aromas. Hop bitterness builds into the finish for a clean, tidy swallow. This is my first Old Ale. The very smooth ale was well-balanced which hides the 9.8 % ABV very well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (672) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Pours a reddish brown, with a fine, foamy, white head that dissipate to film in 2-3 minutes. Nose is malt and caramel with some floral hop hints. Taste is mildly bitter. Full bodied richness; lively carbonation. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (865) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2014
0,355L bottle. Pours red copper with light tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is spices, clove, hops, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, spices, clove, malt, caramel, fruits, and wood. Finish is fruity-spicy dry bitter. Overall: very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5694) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Hazy deep golden/copper. Small, bubbly head. Sweetish aroma with tidbits and fudge. Sweet in flavour with salty liquorice and sweet, dried fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3412) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Tap@ olutexpo 2014. Deep amber, thick white head. Chestnut, caramel, hops in aroma. Flavor has nuts, caramel, alcohol, fudge. Long finish. Dark fruity finish, slightly boozy finish. Great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2526) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Tap@olutexpo14. Malty, toffee sweet malty, lite raisins. Full bodied, some whisky notes. Smooth clean, nice.

-- bb


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