RATINGS: 1783   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micieli6000 (27) - New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Fantastic aroma and very nice looking beer. Nice head and a beautiful copper color. Finishes great. Another Founders classic.

CraftyHare (88) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2017
330ml bottle pours dark amber with fine beige head. Aromas of overripe fruit, toffee, molasses and a little oak. Tastes of stone fruit, caramel malt, nuttiness, butterscotch, roasted malt, molasses, brown sugar, pepper and spices. Long finish with spicy wine-like alcohol burn and a little orange peel bitterness. The 9.8% alc vol sits heavy in this old ale and could be toned down a notch as it overpowers the lovey fruit characters. Otherwise, delicious!

Dervock (1365) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle - pours dark copper with a white head. Aroma is all malt, toffee, biscuit and doughy. Taste is sweet up front with a rummy sweet malt finish.

PugUglyBrewer (691) - - AUG 6, 2017
Dark and clean amber color with a creamy sustaining head of light tan foam. Caramel malt base supports light molasses and oak additions. Drinks great at around 55-60 degrees.

jaghana (6107) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle 355ml, a clear amber beer with medium head. Nose is on toasted caramel and spices. Aroma is on blond caramel, toasted caramel, oak notes, vanilla, tannic, sweet finish. Good beer but expected something more complex;

Alpha10 (772) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2017
2017/07/30 - Pours a hazy dark brown cooper colour with a thick, foamy khaki head that lingers and leaves ample, sticky lacing. Aroma is vanilla, sweet toffee, brown sugar, oak and light alcohol. Taste is sweet toffee, toasted vanilla and oak with sweet booze. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with soft carbonation and a sweet, dry, warming finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

circinus (319) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle 33 cl from Systembolaget. Hazy orange/brown with a white head. Fudge, vanilla, sweetness, marshmallows. Alot of fudge and vanilla, sweetness. Full body, low carbonation. Very dense flavour, interesting.

Franzen (610) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2017
Sweet, alcholic, rum-y, fudgy aroma with elements of roasted marshmallows. A bit sweet but with enough balancing bitterness. Roasty finish with lots of roasted marshmallows. The taste needs to develop the finish is as good as the taste.

josanguapo (1726) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2017
From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing 12 Labours of Hercules 4 + Little Big Adventure Enhanced. Very alcoholic in both nose and mouth, and the oak aging seems to make it feel even more alcoholic. Bbf Nov 2016. It has been hard to finish

alex_leit (4385) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle. Amber color, good foam. Good vanilla aroma: sweet, oak, malt, wine, sherry, wood, bourbon. Taste: barrel, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, creamy, soft, a little bit of hops, bitterness.

mjik83 (1593) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2017
30cl van de tap bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 9,8% Uitgetapt in Zeezicht glas Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: neus is zoet rijp fruit, smaak is caramel, bittertje, nootachtig, zoet van kandijsuiker, stroperig, rozijnen Conclusie: heerlijke dubbel

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