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RATINGS: 1819   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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4.5
lnjm (4) - - FEB 12, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2018 Une bière faite à l’ancienne avec un goût bien prononcé qui laisse une saveur assez longue en bouche. Bière assez forte, à déguster....

4.5
julesxxl (530) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 28, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2018 (shiny roux, nez grenade, pomme, sherry, trousse, pleine (mélasse (add)), gin tonic, suze, miel houblon-épines)

3.8
ptitlouis57 (37) - - JAN 27, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2018 Nez : raisin sec, fruits confits. Bouche : l’amertume d’abord, puis le nez se confirme. Côté sucré contenu. Final : raisin sec, pruneau, mais assez court.

4.2
ZodiacM (1380) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2018
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Heerlijk! Bitter, zoet, moutig, caramel en eik. Prachtig bier derhalve!

4.3
hitemwitthehein (58) - - JAN 7, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 ABV - 9.8 .Appearance: Dark reddish brown, loose tan white head. Very hazy, some sentiment visible. .Aroma: Rich, malty characteristic. Slight fruitiness. Notes of reason, caramel, oak, and nice amount of vanilla coming through. .Taste: Vanilla, oak, and very sweet with a slight alcohol booziness. Bitterness very noticeable on the finish, providing a nice balance. Very pronounced flavor. Delicious and different. .Palate: Full body, very creamy, dry finish. .Overall: A. .Bottom Line: Another well made Founders beer. So much flavor and easy to drink.

3.6
mbgrayson (822) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Pours a clear deep red, with a whitish tan head. Aroma is malt and wood. Tastes a rich maltiness, quite drinkable, with notes of oak. This one gets a 'thumbs up'.

4.2
Maarten1993 (1420) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2018
Drank with Tijs @ Piet Huisman 05-01-2018. Very good. Thick, malty, rich sweet taste. Reminds me of a barley wine.

4
buddybutch (138) - Nantes, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle 335ml. Fast disappearing white head. Poors beautiful amber. Aroma are mid/heavy malty, caramel, bread, liquorous. Mid sweet, mid bitterness. Alcoholic finish. Taste like a light scotch

4.1
Berech (21) - Casatenovo, ITALY - DEC 14, 2017
Dark ruby red with a spoongy light brown persistent foam. Aroma of wood, alcool, roasted malt. It tastes first of smoked wood, then come out the malts, with sweets, caramel, red fruits and a more sour close up. Interesting.

3.3
GregMooreNH (389) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Pours dark, ruby amber with a thick, dense head. Aroma is roast and molassas. Taste is bitter toffee at first, before opening up to a sweet malt finish. A good and interesting beer.


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