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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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Old Ale brewed with molasses and aged in Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Founders Curmudgeon Better Half ].
[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear medium orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, maple, wood, alcohol notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, maple, alcohol, bourbon - vanilla notes, wood notes. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. Very tastefull and complex .. [20121109]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39411) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
75 cL bottle as Founders Better Half. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced, dark malty and dense caramelish. Sweet toasted caramelish. Smooth malty and sweet into a caramelish finish. Smooth caramelish malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (33771) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of cloves, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and cloves, leading to a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25605) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with small floaties and a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Comes as "Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half". Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Rich, sweet caramel aroma with loads of sweet, smooth Bourbon. Rich body, sweet, sticky caramel, loads of vanilla and sweet wood. Quite some warming alcohol. Delicious, but probably hard to drink an awful lot of. 131112

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel aroma. Sweetish malty woody vanilla flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty woody vanilla and caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21191) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
28th October 2012
As ’Better Half’. Hazy dark amber beer with some particulates. Tidy cream coloured head. Creamy malt nose. Smooth palate, slightly viscous and a little dry. Fine carbonation. Lactose sweet malt, slightly spicy. Mild marmalade hops, fairly well buried. Finishes smooth and dry. Little alcohol spice and a touch of sweet woody bourbon. Pretty simple beer but it’s well joined up and very drinkable!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20243) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2012
Draft courtesy of GT2, thank you sir! This is definitely a big beer, with lots of vanilla, caramel, whiskey. Some dark fruits lurking in the background. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle at The Others Tasting, London - courtesy of Bruce. Pours clear ruby with modest sediment and some creamy head. Sugary malt nose with light cocoa and sugary fruits. Big sweet flavor with rich bread, light cocoa, hints of maple syrup. A bit medicinal and slightly artificial. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish with some raw alcohol, booze-soaked berries, sugary bread. OK. I love Founders, but this beer and the Frangelic Mountain Brown have hade a certain ’cheapness’ to them that has not impressed me. A reasonably tasty beer overall, but I expect more from this brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (16615) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. As Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, maple syrup, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish with heavy alcohol. 091112


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