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RATINGS: 1817   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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3.6
deanso (10293) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUN 7, 2011
355ml bottle shared with Kermis (thanks). Not much head or carbonation. Clear ruby colour. fruity alcohol after-taste. A great beer.

3.6
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pours dark murky amber with malty notes. Bread notes show with a toffee balance and some light hops for ao finish.

3.6
jandd1983 (4690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2011
It poured a dark color with a tan head. The aroma was toasted biscuit malt with a little carmel and toffee. The taste was very bitter with a strong bitterness.

4
mikesaum (712) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2011
pours a dark amber with small off white head. aroma is faint but my nose may not be working right at the moment. the molasses comes through alot in the taste very malty with some hops, but you really gotta look for them. good brew and my first from founders, not sure it was worth the 14 dollars for a four pack, but worth trying atleast once.

3.4
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Poured into a Duvel glass. Very limited hear. Hops were very evident but not overpowering. Not bad, but nothing writing more about. Perhaps after paying $14 for a 4-pack I was expecting something a little more special.

4
mansquito (7148) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Whole Foods Market, DC 4-pack ($10.99): Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Dark fruits, toffee, hops, roasted malts, and sugar are all present in the aroma. A little like a barley wine it is, but it is really its own beast. Properly bitter, but also sweet, but fortunately not cloyingly so. For the ABV and the grumpy demeanor, one would think that this is a hard to drink beer, but it is actually quite quaffable. It leaves some aftertaste, but not so much as to deter future drinking. A pretty excellent brew.

3.6
blipp (9929) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Bready sweet toffee aroma with some lighter fruity notes. The flavor has sweet toffee, toasted bread, and light fruity notes. Pretty good.

2.9
Koelschtrinker (22090) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2011
Dickflüssig wirkender Antrunk, der fast überladen würzig ist. Sehr süß, leicht herb. Hellmalzig, klebrig. Weiterhin überladen, deutliche Kräuternoten sind vorhanden. Rabbiat! 8/8/7/9/11/9

3.7
Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Pours amber brown with thin white head. Aroma is caramel, nutty, dark fruit and a faint hint of peach. Taste is sweet with caramel undertones, finish is light acidic bitters. Has an oily mouthfeel that is somewhat sticky on the back end.

3.7
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is dark amber color with light, beige head. Aroma is of malty sweetness, toffee, dark fruits, and a slight boozy-ness. Taste is complex - it started off with a heavy character of toasted malts, sweet bread, and caramel. As the it warmed up, there was more and more strong dark fruit flavors especially plum, which combined with the alcohol gave it a somewhat boozy quality. As my palate grew more accustomed to the heavy malt bill, I noticed more of the subtle hop bitterness that was lying underneath. Palate was full-bodied, thick in texture sitting heavy in the mouth, light and soft carbonation, and a bitter finish.


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