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RATINGS: 1758   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7332) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2010
Big beigeish head. Deep red body with yeast fragments. Strong raisiny malty smoky aroma with meaty linoleum notes. Dry-sweet malty smoky meaty taste with roasty cinnamon and chocolate notes. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Full-bodied. Sweet grassy roasty malty aftertaste with spicy cinnamon notes. Excellent! Dangerously harmonic and drinkable. (0.33l bottle, I forget from where.)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (414) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
16 oz glass. Old style ale. Slight head, bitter taste. Amber brown. 9.80% ABV Relatively low carbonation meant there was less than a thin cap of head. The aroma is very malt based, sweet with a honeyish background and just a bit of hops present here.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle, pours a hazy amber w/ a resilient rimy head, light aroma of raisins and rum, sweet and juicy w/ a hop bitterness that cuts in like a blade and finishes in a large wave, smooth, delicious, and unique, another stellar offering from Founders

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3010) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Orange beer with a soapy looking head, not a lot of retention. Very malty sweet nose, cookies, butterscotch, a bit earthy. Grainy mouthfeel with lots happening at once. A bit of a boozy feel, thick, powerful, some balance to it, but almost a bit overpowering. I still liked it however.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4722) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle at Tampa Tasting 26 May: Poured a orange copper color with light head. Aroma is fermented fruit and malt. Taste is a sweet boozy fruit and malt, very similar to a barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2929) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Amber pale pour with some orange tint off white head ...... spicy, sweet malty and earthy aroma .... taste of vanilla, sweet malts/syrupy and slight alcohol with earthy/spicy notes as well .... pretty thick ... finishes dry and malty .... a very nice sipping old ale a big beer with lots of flavor

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle. A bitter and light sour smell, light alcoholic. The head is very small, beige and fizzy, fast disappearing. The body is brown. A taste of spices, some chocolate, malty, a very own taste. The body is heavy, oily with a soft carbonation. A very interesting beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5241) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Comes out of the tap a bubbly semi-transparent dark honey golden - the way it was poured I wasnt able to comment on the head. Malty aroma has a honey-sweet overtone. Malty, lively flavor has hints of spice, a nice alcohol bite and a hoppy undertone. Edgy, fizzy texture has a fierce, brandy-like bite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12145) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 31, 2010
from erzbierschof.ch - hazy reddish-amber colour with a poor head retention; hoppy aroma with lot of fruity notes (strawberries marmalade, prunes) and notes of alcohol; full-bodied and a bit sticky, thick and solidly bitter; quite dry with long fruity hoppy notes in the finish along with a warming touch

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2010
2009 bottle. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Nose is malt malt and more malt. Caramel, some vanilla bourbony notes, slight alcohol. Smooth and quite drinkable for the strength, sweet with another heavy dose of caramel malt, bourbon.


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