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RATINGS: 1794   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (3260) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle from ales by mail I think. Light hazy red, copper, brown color. Thin beige head. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, balanced. Medium body. Dry finish. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, spices, herby, malt, tobacco. Pretty good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jury (271) - RUSSIA - OCT 27, 2016
В аромате сладост& и карамел& вкус мощный и алкогол& пиво красиво& цвета. Срок годност& до 21.01.18. (Bottle 0,355/ 9,8%)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (1436) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle @ home. Aroma of vinous, malty, dried fruits, caramel. Clear reddish brown with lasting off-white head. Taste is heavy sweet and light+ bitter. Full body, oily feel and sweet malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (848) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Twelve ounce bottle from Bottles N Bins in Monterey, Ca for 3.29. Light amber pour with a lot of carbonation bubbles visible. Aroma is molasses. Flavor is sweet and includes molasses and malt. I did not get any oak character. Pretty easy to drink considering the 9.8 abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theprof (880) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle. Aroma rich caramel, vanilla oak and spiced dark fruits. A potent beginning for a dark amber ale with thin broken lace top. The taste is perilously close to barley wine in my view. Densely dark sugared and fruit packed. A fruitcake in a glass but wonderfully smooth. I suspect its an ale that is drunk solo and not simply because of its 9.8% kick. Theres a lot left on the palate un terms of malty complexity. It is getting a high rating from me but also a health warning. Probably the best thing to come out of Grand Rapids since MSUs first class.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1462) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, brown sugar, wood, vanilla, dried fruit, bread and spices.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque dark orange/brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, brown sugar, wood, vanilla and dried fruit; ends slightly dry with bread and spices.

Overall:
This beer is intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. The aroma could have been intenser and the appearance and palate are good. Had a really old bottle (around 4.5 years), so that might be the reason for this all. Really reminds me of kerststol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (2086) - 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 (531) - 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 (85) - - 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 (236) - 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.


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