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RATINGS: 1803   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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3.8
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Aromas of caramel and nuts, with alcohol. Appearance is dark reddish gold and a mall off white head. Taste is malty, caramel, and alcohol. Palate is thick, but good. Overall, not a bad version of the old ale style.

3.5
lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2010
355 ml bottle @ Konttori.
Pours a dark amber colour with a minimal beige head. Medium sweet on the nose with a fair amount of toffee, honey, caramel malts and rye. The taste is medium sweet with caramel malts, light hoppiness, citrus and barnyard notes. Medium bodied, slicky to oily mouthfeel and low carbonation. Alcohol coming through in the end. Decent old ale.

4.5
foundersfan (30) - Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
What can i say, molasses and coffee and a boozy, tasty dark beer! Its a wonderful combo of all things sacred. DEFINATELY try this one if you like rich and meaty, but if you like mich ultra........ be VERY afraid of this one!

3.5
b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Nice amber color with no head. Weak aroma, just a little malty and light vinous notes. Extreme malty flavor makes this one okay.

3.8
Hansen (8615) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Lovely colour, copper-red-brown and clear. Has a light creamcoloured head, mosty lasting. Aroma has clear notes of malt, crisp and nice. Flavor is nice and sweet, reveals clear noes of cocos af some wine-barrels, surprising pure notes of the bourbon. Creamy texture.

3.8
Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
caramel, bread, chocolate,orange/red, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish.

3.7
arkurzynski (2456) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 Pours deep amber orange with trub and yeast. Light carbonation. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, mango, a little alcohol, and wood. Flavor is smooth malts, citrus mango, peat, with dry wood finish. Jello-like heaviness on the palate. Well-blended with a late hint of alcohol that is a bit too noticeable. After sipping awhile at near room temp, roasted malt character lingers. Quite good and worth a repeat. Additional tasting (10/8/11): 2009 version on tap at the Sugar Maple. Wow. Talk about mellow. Still has the nice fruit complexity, but way mellow. All hints of alcohol absent, Pillowy malt consistency...a real treat! +3 Re-rate: fresh, this can be a boozy, caramelly mess at times. -6

2.8
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Not my style of beer. Had a bottle that had been cellared for 4 years and preferred it to fresh.

3.5
naivepegasus (388) - 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.


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