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RATINGS: 1616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Pours medium brown, with dark ruby tinting. Minimal head forms and quickly dissipates. Lacing is thick and fairly sticky. Big malty sweetness. Slight buttery smell with a touch of vanilla. Somewhat bourbon or scotch like. Mild hints of dark fruits. Mild fusel alcohol. Big malts dominate here, also. Sweet and rich. Dark bread notes. Raisins. Nice caramel notes. Alcohol presence cuts the sweetness and offers a very nice amount of balance. Full flavored and not for the weak. For those who like scotch ales, or just plain scotch whiskey, for that matter, this is highly recommended. Thick, viscous and oily. This one definitely qualifies as ’chewey’. Yet still smooth. Very low carbonation levels. This one is a good example of why I like Old Ales so much. Also, why Founders is becoming one of my favorite breweries. So much of their line is just damn tasty. I could drink alot of these.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (365) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2015
I just LOVE this beatiful beer!

I poures hazy, dark amber/mahogny with a one finger high, beige head.

Nose: Caramel malt, brown sugar, syrup, fudge, biscuit, plum, molasses, oak and dried fruit. A really peasant nose!
Taste: Caramel, sweet cookies, malt, syrup, molasses, oak and plum.
Body: Full body and complex texture. Medium caarbonated. Smooth taste!

As I said - Beatiful!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (391) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2015
Marrom turva, espuma de pouca formação, pouquíssima persistência. Aroma intenso maltado, caramelado, levemente defumado, alcoólico, uva passa. Paladar bastante próximo ao aroma, dulçor intenso, amargor de difícil percepção. Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste maltado, alcoólico, dulçor persistente. Ótima para harmonizar com queijo !

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
I have a problem with this type of beers. It’s sticky and bitter sweet in a bad way. Can’t notice any hops but plenty of head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (424) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun med beige skum. Doft av karamell. Smak av alkohol och karamell.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
IngetSlick (73) - - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Creamy beige header.ämbetsman body. Smells hoppy, bit of citrus, salt, oak, caramel. Tastes caramel, salt, hops, byts. Sweet, salt and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geoff55 (3) - Portland, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015 does not count
Dark amber slightly cloudy brown, with little head at all. Nose is not strong , however molasses, a little chocolate , malt, sugar, caramel is there . Flavor is slightly woody, but lots of molasses, caramel, toffee, a little citrus and possibly dried plum.If you have ever been inside a sugar factory it will hit you ," that’s what I can taste and smell ", Sweet and almost ashy smoky finish. Medium to heavy body. Rich and warming on a cold evening, lovely sweet flavour. watch the alcohol , it will sneak up on you . will visit this one again

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nybol (95) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
Stor smag af modne blommer der slutter af med en anelse varme fra alkoholen. En rigtig nyde-øl.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (320) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
12/08/2015 - 33cl bottle @Erwin’s platform on the Schelde. Thanks for sharing. Great evening Hazy brown, lots of particles, little head. Fruity, some wood, caramel. Taste is softer than dirty bastard but mouthfeel is nicer, a bit thicker. Some wood notes, vanilla, a bit port.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2580) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
330ml bottle from Stori Beer & Wine, Bala. Pours deep rosy mahogany. Aroma is rich sweet malt. Taste is rich and complex with an intense, warming malt that refuses to let the booziness take the reigns. Impeccable, delicious old ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (279) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Amber, red color, white minimal head. Aroma of dry apricots, some notes of honey and licorice. Taste alcoholic, sweet, black pepper strong feel. Bitter finish.


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