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RATINGS: 1564   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours a deep, coppery orange with practically no head. Looks just beautiful in the glass. Minimal lacing. A sweet, aroma of brandied fruit, oak, vanilla, and leather. Taste is quite sweet, with an even mix of maltiness and alcohol that does call bourbon to mind (albeit far more drinkable). Mouthfeel is slightly thick with a light, fizzy carbonation. Despite the high alcohol content, there is a rather tame finish to this beer, deceptively masking its potency. In sum, a fine beer that will appear to those who love scotch ales, old ales, and barleywines due to its oak-aged nature and alcoholic sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tandembrauer (515) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
Shared bottle @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel. Some sweetness, well balanced. Nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (515) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at home. Beautiful hazy lightly reddish brown colour, beige foamy head. Sweet nose with toffee and caramel maltiness and some red fruits. Taste is big on alcohol and malty sweetness, candy cane, a little hoppy bitter too: rather one dimensional but nicely balanced. Finish is short and sweet, a little astringent. Sticky mouthfeel, medium carbonation and firm body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4613) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle.clear golden colour with no head.Aroma of brown sugar and syrup nice warming mouth feels and sweet mouth feels with note of caramel and dried fruits nice warming with sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Senka (861) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
355ml bottle. Best sugars I ever smelt in a beer. Very good old ale example. Perfectly balanced. Far away from barley wine. Perfect on all of the stages. I actually had it in US several years ago, and now revisiting it brings back good memories.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1038) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3427) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
35,5cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours clear deep amber with an off-white head. Malty and caramelly aroma with notes of wood, vanilla, spices and bourbon. Sweet and caramelly with nice, but somewhat strange spicy notes and a certain bitterness. Too much on the sweet side, but still quite interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3791) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
On bottle at Sara. Dark golden color- some foam. Medium aroma intensity; malt, honey, roasted with barrel influence. Medium/ full body. Some sweetness. Very Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (320) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Smells like butter! Tastes like buttered rum slightly. Nice cloudy orange amber color. Flavor reminiscent of a Belgian in it's yeastiness. Yes it's near 10%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bagalagalaga (146) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Sweet maltiness and syrupy texture in a black as night brew. Very potent stuff. I think the name should be changed to "GET OFF MY LAWN!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (463) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2015
bottle. very intense beer. Not familiar with "old style" - but reminded me a lot of a barleywine. Quite good

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