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RATINGS: 1802   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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3.2
Idiosynkrasie (7843) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2017
355ml bottle [A big thanks to Maddie!]. Slightly cloudy, dark copper colour with average, sudsy, fairly lasting and lacing, sulphureous head. Oaky and malty aroma, notes of toffee, a touch of vanilla, old walnut. Taste is dry oaky, sweet-ish malty, slightly alcoholic, notes of toffee, walnut; warming alcoholic finish. Oily texture, soft palate. Not my cup of tee.

3.1
Trolle (63) - - JUN 4, 2017
Temmelig sød øl med pæn gylden farve. Fyldig smag men mangler noget modspil til sødmen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Itzjerm (3074) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Sweet warm fermentation flavors. Has medium body for abv. Lots of head. Overall not the best old ale. but not out.

4.1
vinivini (2828) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAY 29, 2017
Draught at Moscow BCD’17. Deep bronze colour, small head. Aroma: oak wood, malts, dried fruit. Full body. Tart oak dominates the taste. Malty, fruity as well. Light to medium bitterness. Well-balanced. Another beautiful beer from Founders.

3.9
SanfordBrewer (1608) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Ruby copper with dense persistent beige head. Creamy full body with moderately high carbonation.

Aroma: rich sweet malt, vanilla toffee barrel character, dark fruit, faint silage.

Taste: charred wood, whiskey notes, vanilla oak, warm slightly fruity alcohol, toated grain, subtle spice notes like cinnamon and nutmeg.

3.6
NordicV (2464) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2017
Kopparfärgad öl med ljusbeige skum. Doften är söt med malt, karamell och kola samt även en del jäst. I smaken märks inte jästen och lakritstoner tillkommer.

3.8
Metalchopz (3474) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2017
Enjoyed in Vermont. Pours a clean, dark amber colour with a frothy light-beige head, good retention and creamy lacing. Slightly sweet malty aromas with some dark fruits, caramel and light oak. The wood shows up more in the taste creating a nice balance with the caramel and the hints of vanilla. Alcohol nicely hidden. Not as rich as expected, but lots going on, well-blended.

3.7
mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
[8956-20161227] 355mL bottle. Mushy banana and raisin grains aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Boozy booooozy bourbon banana mush bread malt flavour. Full body. Wow. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(Vintage 2006; c/o biegaman, w/ him, HogTownHarry, jercraigs, others)

4.3
gripweed57 (2796) - 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 (683) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.


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