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RATINGS: 1795   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.
Editors Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
S1ckboy (27) - - MAY 5, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2011 Agressive pour into a tulip gave a small amount of head, less than a finger. Aroma is fairly sweet. Taste is malty, slightly bitter in the middle and sweet in the finish. Pales in comparison to the Kaiser Curmudgeon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Pours amber with a medium white head. aroma is malt, molasses and alcohol. Taste is caramel malts with hints of alcohol. Pretty sweet to start off with, but has a balanced finished.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
Nose is sweet peach, weak alcohol, bourbon, hazel, feel is velvety, carb is low, taste is caramel malt, cane sugar, sherry note, then bittersweet hops bite.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alassio (96) - USA - MAY 2, 2011
Ive just finished the 4th in my four-pack over the last week or so, and for me it is one always worth having around. Gorgeous gold/copper color, big rich aroma, deep autumn woods flavors with wet leaves and tree bark but also airy-sky brightness - - BIG hops, BIG malt. No matter WHAT beer you have had before this, this one can put a happy cap on the evening. Must stock multiple bottles of this in the deep recesses of the fridge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2011
The beer pours pure amber, a bit clear with a small white head. The aroma is a bit light sticky sweet with some vague smoky booze. The flavor starts out light and bitter and then the light sweet but potent old ale flavor hits the palate. The body is nice, a bit syrupy but smooth with a light hot ending.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1245) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2011
12 oz pour from brick store pub. Pours a brown orange color with a small white head. Aromas of malt, alcohol and molasses. Surprisingly balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3091) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
Malty sweet aroma with some booze from a headless brown pour. The flavor is malt sweet up front with a nice hop balance to it. Very nice after taste and the alcohol is well hidden. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottw86 (1175) - Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
Poured a brownish orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma has lots of scotch and honey. The alcohol is noticeable in the aroma. Taste is creamy with scotch, honey, and some candy. Slightly earthy with some good caramel malt flavors in the finish. Alcohol is not as noticeable as in the aroma. Overall very flavorful and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2011
Pours a rich orange/red. Good lacing. Aroma of spiced caramel. Taste starts rich and sweet followed by a subtle spicy bitterness and a lingering citrus flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 11, 2011
Thanks to Sendsilk on BA for sharing this at the Funky Buddha. Has a light brownish color with a thin off white bubbly head. Aroma and flavor was sweet and malty. Nothing really jumped out at me but it was a good solid beer for the style that its in. Ill search this out again for sure.


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