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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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4.3
gripweed57 (2310) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Copper red color has a small dense creamy beige head. Nice clinging lace. Faint boozy toasted malt aroma has a hint of oakiness. First sip yields notes of bittersweet malt that conjures flavors of dried fruit, dark sugar, roasted walnuts and oak. Rich and flavorful, with a warming alcohol nuance in midtaste. Chewy, bitter notes help to finish this ale with wonderful balance. The oak is always present, yet is is nicely understated.

4.3
beton (603) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

4.1
swesson (441) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2017
From a bottle. Four words: beer candy malt bomb. Pours a rusty brown and makes a medium tan head. Aroma is of molasses, brown sugar, and yeasty, malty amazingness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
ManVsBeer (10272) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Keg @ Tapped Leeds, Leeds. Copper-red with a thin head. It’s very strong with a spirit-like hue and taste. Sticky-sweet in its texture and very sweet tasting.

4
cglans (214) - - APR 28, 2017
35.5cl bottle. clear amber color. medium light beige head. malt, caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, liquorice, low to medium bitterness. great beer.

4.5
bpreo (2832) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2017
Great malty aroma. Terrific flavor and nice strong alcohol content! It’s a good beer!

3.8
WABeerFiend (413) - - APR 26, 2017
Bottled 01.27.17. A: Typical barleywine apple cider quality. Syrup is there too. A: See through dark red body. T: Follows the nose. Molasses and slight oaky woodiness mix on the back end. P: Mostly smooth with a bit of oiliness. O: The acidic edge that you often find in barleywines/old ales seems softened by the sweetness of molasses. It’s balanced too, which seems to be a Founders standard.

4
meccahh69lol (194) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2017
Normally I would expect a beer like this to be super saccharine syrupy and a punch in the face of alcohol. Surprisingly, this beer is somewhat light and almost like a barleywine. The aroma is pretty sweet, and the color is a nice dark red. The taste is oaky, coconut-y, but not without its hops and malty flavor. Overall a nice one! Good for getting home late and making garlic fries before watching Grace and Frankie (rightttt?) with your love.

3.8
Iznogud (3710) - CROATIA - APR 16, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml, courtesy of JFK10000. Shared with him and Max. Pours copper to amber with beige head. Average to heavy malty, toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, nutty. Moderate to heavy sweet with some light bitterness in finish. Medium to full bodied.

4
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2017
12 oz bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a medium light tan head that retains. Aroma is vanilla, toffee, touch of oak. The taste is similar, oak, toffee, vanilla, raisins, dry bittering from a fair amount of hops. Solid beer, doesn’t taste like almost 10% alcohol.


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