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RATINGS: 1799   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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3.5
naivepegasus (385) - USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thin film of off-white head. Notes of caramel and some toffee in the odor. Caramel in the taste, with some bread in there as well that fades into a hoppy bitterness, with some woody notes. I love Founders, but this is not my favorite to be honest. It’s alright.

3.9
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Is this liquor or beer? The faint aroma of alcohol belies its strength. Complex blend of malts, toffee, cinnamon, and a hop kicker on the finish. Wonderfully smooth feel and a nice bite on the tongue. A fitting tribute to the living legend Robert D. Raiford.

3.7
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled. Deep copper coloured, small head. Aroma is fruits, some hops, mild burnt sugar, some slight alcohol as well. Flavour is fruits, wood, nectar, honey and some red berries. Finishes hoppy, caramelly and berryish.

4.6
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Now this is a sipping beer! Fantastic aroma, almost a charred wood smell to it with a sweetness rivaling a barleywine. Pours a dark amber with lots of sediment floaties (this was sitting in my beer fridge for a while I must admit) Personally I find this one best after sitting out in its glass for about 10 minutes so it warms up a tad.

3.7
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Pours amber with a fully receding wispy tan head. Notes of thick toffee, caramelized wort, bourbon, raisin, plum. Heavy bodied, sticky and alcoholic with soft carbonation. Quite a nice sipper.

4
nwiseman (202) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle from VBS. Pours a deep ruby brown with almost no head. Sweet malt with obvious molasses aroma. Rich and full-bodied with a kind of burnt sweetness. Alcohol is very noticeable. Another very solid offering from Founder’s and a great way to end the night.

3.4
Ron (3922) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
It poured a very thick and hazy dark dirty amber liquid with lots of stuff floating around in it. A very strong ale with a heavy sweetness and intense flavour of caramel, malt, leather, dried fruit and hops. I did not read the ABV until after after I started it. It did not taste that strong, but I felt it fast. Thanks for the trade JB.

4.5
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2010
Low carbonation. Dark amber color. Fruity sweet aroma. Fruity tase. Aged in wooden barrels. Bourbon I guess. Nice bitter aftertaste.

3.6
j12601 (11000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
On tap at Founders while in town for RBSG. Pours a clear ruby orange with a thin white head. Soft alcohol on the nose, sweet fruit. Medium bodied, caramel and booze. Long slow bitterness on the finish. While not bad at all, I was surprised how I got more alcohol in here than in the barrel aged treatment I had earlier, which had a higher ABV.

2.9
AskForJenny (1085) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
12oz - gift bottle - Red/orange liquid, no head. Pine and sawdust on nose, some cream notes on plate.


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