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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1866) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
From bottle. Pours a clear orange with a small off white head. Aroma has oak, caramel, toasted malts, vanilla, earthy old hops. Taste is sweet, oaky vanilla spice, bitter hoppy finish. Low carbonation full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (432) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle - Pours a deep amber to ruby brown, soapy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, fermented breads, raisins, plums. Tastes of ripe plums, raisins, rum raisin bread, other fruits (medley), spices, rich malt though, and a hops presence. Raisin bread aftertaste. Alcohol detected.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Robeperse (68) - - SEP 15, 2016
Birra alla spina. I Fondatori della micro birreria (USA) ha chiamato questa birra Old Ale con il 9,8% di alcool e ABV e lamarezza di 50 IBU, lo stile un invecchiamento allinglese in barrique il colore di questo stile di colore ambra a ramato intenso, il intensit del colore legato alla ossidazione di malto dallinvecchiamento. La prima impressione una schiuma beige persistente perle di ritenzione biancastre, cappello di schiuma compatto e basso, liquido ambrato chiaro con lampi di arancio e torbidit significativo, bassa carbonatazione e il corpo coerente. In aroma complesso, non i grani di malto tostato, melassa aroma biscotti, si sente albicocche e fichi secchi uvetta e prugne, c una nota discreta di prodotto agrumi possono essere utilizzati luppolo, sapore di caramello. Al gusto dolce, con malto consolidata dando crosta di carattere di pane o biscotti inglesi, melassa, leggermente acido, nocciola, caramello, uvetta, prugne albicocche e fichi secchi, retrogusto lungo discreto, di agrumi alla fine e caramelle, una birra equilibrata, anche se forte non riesce a saturare il palato, ottima birra di natale, da abbinare al panforte al panpepato o ai cantuccini e pasticcini secchi in generale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yased (177) - MEXICO - SEP 13, 2016
De la micro cervecera Founders(USA) esta Old Ale de nombre Curmudgeon con 9.8% ABV y 50 IBUs de amargor, el estilo es una Ale inglesa envejecida por algn tiempo considerable, puede o no estar fuertemente lupulada dependiendo la edad ya que el amargor y el carcter del lpulo es afectado por el tiempo disminuyndolo, generalmente el contenido de alcohol es de 5.5 a 9%, no son tan complejas en sabor como lo es una Barleywine, el color de este estilo es de mbar a intenso cobrizo, la intensidad del color esta relacionada a el nivel de oxidacin de la malta por el envejecimiento, no es un estilo tan comn y reproducido en cerveceras estadounidenses, tampoco es un estilo que yo conozca bastante, la pagina Ratebeer la califica con 96 en estilo y 98 en el general. En primera impresin es una cerveza de corona de espuma mediana, de tono blanquecino, perlas compactas y baja retencin, liquido ambarino claro con destellos naranja y considerable turbiedad, poca carbonatacin y cuerpo consistente. En aroma es compleja, hay aroma a granos de malta, melaza, galletas, algo de frutosisdad como; uvas y ciruelas, hay una nota discreta de ctricos posiblemente sea producto de los lpulos empleados, sabor a caramelo. El sabor es dulce, con la malta bien cimentada otorgando carcter a corteza de pan o galletas inglesas, melaza, ligeramente acida, sabor a nuez, tofee, uvas pasas, ciruelas, caramelo discreto, ctrica al final, es una cerveza equilibrada, que aunque es fuerte no llega a saturar el paladar y se pueden disfrutar todas las variantes que ofrece,Founders a sido de las mejores cervezas que e probado.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Served at room temperature. Pours amber with a slight haze. Head is medium sized, dense, beige and lasts wonderfully. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of earthy/resinous hops; fruit cake spices. raisins, overripe peaches, dried apricots, golden syrup, vanilla, smokey oak and pouch tobacco. Flavour is a firm earthy hop bitterness with notes of roasted rye bread; bourbon, sultanas, overripe nectarines, toffee, biscuits, tree sap, aniseed, and notes of smokey vanilla oak in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a long, warming finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehaak26 (188) - - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Copper color with light tan head. Aroma is malts with stone fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (614) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear amber with one finger beige head. Aroma of wood, molasses, mixed bread spices, vanilla, brown bread, toffee and light roasted malts. Taste is wood, molasses, toffee, mixed bread spices, light vanilla, roasted malts and warming alcohol. Medium to filling mouthfeel, initially strong but after a while medium carbonation and warming aftertaste of toffee, molasses and wood.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (969) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
A Big Beer. Soviel steht fest! Der eine wrde Whiskeybier sagen und der andere weiss es besser. Komplexe Braukunst wird hier kredenzt, sicherlich tief verwurzelt im Bourbonfass, aber auch mit vielen Schlenkern versehen. Hier ein bisschen Honigse, da ein wenig Vanille und obendrauf ordentlich Bitterness. Klasse wie das alles durch ein extrem malzbetontes, volles und samtiges Mundgefhl abgerundet wird. Nach dem ersten Schock erweist es sich auch noch als gefhrlich gut schlrfbar....Bottle 355ml/6 aus den CRAFT BEER STORE HH.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
knasputte78 (644) - SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad med ett litet skum. Söt doft smaken är också rätt söt men alkoholen tar snabbt över. Lite bitig, nja sådär ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kingi (630) - - AUG 11, 2016
Muddy brown, tan head. Aroma has a bit of alcohol, raisin, caramel, bread. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, alcohol. Finish is mostly alcohol warmth.medium body, sticky, average carbonation. Maybe just not my style. Alcohol feel ruins the otherwise pleasant notes.


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