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RATINGS: 1783   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4417) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2016
7 May 2016, tap. Ruby/pink/orange. Nose is very soft, maybe bubble gum. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Reminds me of pumpkin pie. Doesnt taste like a pumpkin but has some similar spicing. Sweet, malty, mild alcohol. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a dark amber. Aromas of malt, caramel, fruit. Flavor is kinda sweet, fruity, mildly spicy, with a nice hop background.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darla70 (30) - - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Boozy and sweet. Little head, amber in color. Dark fruit. Nice end to.tge evening.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (913) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
Flaska frn SB. Kopparrd/mrk brnstensfrgad, klar med grddbeiget, krmigt, fingertjockt skum som lmnar lngs sidorna. Riktigt tjusig. Stor malttyngd i doften; molass, torkade plommon, seg kola, russin, kakao, chokladpraliner, krsbrslikr, kakdeg, fikon. Anar en ltt syra frn ekfat och en ngot spritig ton. Riktigt stor och maltdominerad kropp. Alkoholen mrkbar, men p ett bra stt. Nra doften i smaken, men med en strre, vrmande alkoholton som br upp den tunga kroppen fint. ven hr mrks av en viss syra och strvhet frn ekfatet som grs snyggt ihop med den annars oerhrt maltdominerade kroppen. Riktigt bra!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seffle (455) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from SB 160429. Pours a beautiful clear red copper with a dirty beige sticky and lacing head. Heavy bready and malty nose with some dried fruits. Sweet molasses and toffee in the palate with raisins and dried prunes. A bit too much ethanolsweetness to be well balanced. Interesting but not my absolute favourite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dahlstrom (372) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 APPEARANCE: copper red with a large sticky head. AROMA: molasses and caramel. TASTE: reflects the aroma, but more "malty". PALATE: medium bodied; low carbonation; and medium bitterness. - not my cup of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (756) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 26, 2016
Redbronze, clear, with yellow coarse foam. Malt, molassis, and alcohol in the aroma. Malt, caramel, alcohol, raisins, with alcoholic aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pedro_Pinho (233) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2016
Copper red with off white/yellow head. Really nice malt and syrup aroma. Well balanced taste with a hint of chewing gum at the end. Hoppy and freshly bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
abergdahl (177) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
A cool leathery aroma, pours clear with minimal head. A very complex taste, the leather from the aroma is there, but there is so much flavor here, some sweetness, tobacco, oak... Very nice.. Smooth oily feel with some fizzy tingle at the end.. Really nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (4321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Aroma: caramel, toffee, molasses, dark fruits. Appearance: hazy, dark amber, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, fortified wine, alcohol, caramel, molasses, dark, ripe fruits, prunes. Overall: very nice Old Ale, very rich and complex. Bottle at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.


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