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RATINGS: 1777   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (553) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Nose is english old ale with light raisins, nutty, slight caramel and bready aroma and maybe a slight soft vanilla spice to soften things up. The taste is fairly light with mostly caramel, light dark fruit and again a dry nutty pressence. Finishes malty, well rounded and with a sweet bready aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with fairly soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aherbelste (91) - - JUN 10, 2016
Pretty good ale. Medium body, good aroma, decent overall quality. The roasted malts are dominant, and pretty tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weevo (173) - Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle from beer club. Pours light mahogany with almost no head. Aroma of molasses. Sweetness along with the ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AshtonMcCobb (6258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2016
On keg at Ushers. Appearance - hazy amber with a decent head. Like dark honey. Nose - tonnes of honey and Jamaica cake. A bit Oloroso sherry too. Taste - honey, toffee, figs and brown bread. Nuts. Dried orange peel. Oh and then a layer of marzipan on the finish. Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry rich yet balanced finish. Overall - this is a bit special.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rugamu (169) - SPAIN - JUN 5, 2016
Buena cerveza, con toques bastante dulces mezclado con toques maderosos que hace que te venga a la mente el sabor de las castaas. Entra muy bien y no se nota mucho la graduacin alcoholica. Repetiria una vez ms.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Aroma of caramel and butter. Pours a reddish brown with a small, quickly dissipating head. Overall taste is sweet with pronounced molasses notes. A full-bodied ale with mild carbonation. The finish is bitter but not particularly long.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
In the glass it has a reddish amber color with a small head. Aroma of sweetness like alcohol soaked fruit, raisins and oak. Taste is smooth with molasses, figs, raisins and more alcohol. Big flavor with a good balance that hides the alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DubCInjun (39) - - MAY 27, 2016
Pours a dark amber/brown without much of a head. Has a nice full mouthfeel with flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, a hint of fruit, and a nice bitter finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1604) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Sample at Whole Foods, Auburn Hills. Pours hazy caramel, kind of sedimentous appearance. Off white head. Aroma is caramel, fig, toffee, dark fruits, slightly estery, berry. Flavor is citrus hops, caramel, toffee, fig. Nice. Difficult to describe. Old ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorgosh (466) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
Vissa upplevelser behver ett lexikon fr att uttydas. En krypteringsnyckel fr att frst om det r ett verk av idioti eller geni som ligger uppslaget p bordet - eller i glaset. En arom av russin, kanel och likr frgar ocks av sig i smaken som tyvrr r lite fr st och spritig. Efter en flaska kvarstr frgan - geni eller idioti?


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