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RATINGS: 1774   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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3.6
   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 (315) - - 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 (723) - 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 (1308) - 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 (661) - 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 (642) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle - Clear ruby-brown colour, medium stable beige head. Sweet aromas of caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar and raisins. Taste is heavily sweet with a lot of dried fruits, some dates, raisins and caramel, a touch of honey and some spices. Full body, soft carbonation, sticky mouthfeel, sweet finish, alcohol is well hidden. Great strong ale with rich maltiness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
badonkadonkaus (3) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
Easily one of my go-to beers of all time. Like having a home-cooked meal and dessert all in one

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBrain (161) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle to snifter. Sweet bourbon oak aroma. Clear ruby amber, small head. Sweet roasty very oaky flavor. Medium thick, low carbonation. Lingering sweet woody with modest bitterness .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (1068) - MOROCCO - JUL 23, 2016
Pours a clear, deep amber with a creamy, quickly diminishing head. Nice aromas of malt and dried fruit. Great malt backbone with dried fruit. Another good Founders brew, one of my favorite Old Ales.


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