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RATINGS: 1805   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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4.8
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2010 Bottle. 12 oz. (2007 Vintage) Split with Vin. Pours a sick, deep, opaque shiny brown with a one finger, thick, creamy tan head. Body is filled with snowflake chunks of pale sediment. The aroma is sneakily smooth and engaging; notes of vanilla, oak, roasted malts, buttery biscuits, bourbon, cream, toffee, and tons of caramel. Medium bodied with a gooey, round, sticky palate. The sweetness of the malts and bourbon really surface in the front, with a huge, warm boozy finish. This fucking beer is amazing. Just get a bottle and drink it. It’s like a warm hug from an old, dear friend.

3.7
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Alex. Pours reddish amber with almost no head. Nose is cherry, oak and medicine. Taste follows suit but is quite pleasant.

3.7
larsga (7656) - 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
Cakes (476) - 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
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
jb (3405) - 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
SHIG (4964) - 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
italianjohn (3251) - 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
TaxiDriver (1830) - 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
Cybercat (6121) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Comes out of the tap a bubbly semi-transparent dark honey golden - the way it was poured I wasn’t 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.


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