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RATINGS: 1806   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.
Editor’s Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

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4.2
TheGuy (920) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 Now this is a ale to rave about 12 oz. bottle bought in 2008 no date so i went to founders web site and it read cellered for 2 years so that makes it 2006 when brewed, aged in bourbon barrels and explains the nose and flavor of this beast a cousin of the barley wine.pour was deep copper in color and hazy with floaterswith a nose of bourbon,malts and fruits taste was of of sweet malted grains,oaked bourbon and a mild hop accent balened to perfection fantastic beer

4.1
ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy mhogany color with a small tan colored head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, caramel, tofee. Flavor is bourbon, oak, dark dried fruits, caramel, toffee. Palate is full bodied, mild carbonation, finishe sweet and boozey! Awesome stuff, I find this to be way more balanced than the Backwoods.

3.6
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Hazy brown pour. Aromas of leather, toffee, brown sugar and grapefruit. Flavours the same with a fading citrus and piney bitterness. Oak, lightly oxidized but good.

3.3
ffaoe (917) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2017
light malt aroma. red and clear in color with nice log lasting head. taste is initially richly of malt followed by oak flavor

4.3
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 18, 2010
09 vintage, slightly hazy crimson hued pour. aroma of sweet caramel, butter, scotch, butterscotch, oak, bourbonyness. the taste is sweet, hot and spicy, the barrel shows up more, very warm, thick and sweet. nice smooth body for the abv, just a touch of proper warming heat, a nice butterscotch sundae aftertaste.

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CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Had the bottle in my fridge for a good while. Poured small, smooth tan head that mostly diminished, no lacing, minimal carbonation, semi-transparent, and an orange brown hue. Aroma was of oak, caramel,vanilla, malty, sweet, alcohol, and earthy. Flavour was malty, caramel, vinuous, vanilla, and sweet. Dangerously smooth, tasty beer. Too bad I only had the one.

2.7
LetsGoState (910) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Appearance is small white head with hazy orange color. Aroma is sweet with some of that oak aging. Taste is spice with sweet malt with hints of the oak aging. Overall pretty good, but not great.

3.7
MattH (910) - 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.

4.2
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Aroma’s of sweet malt and a slight alcohol.Pours a murky brown with a reddish tint.Get some sweet malts in the flavor.Full mouthfeel with a nice alcohol finish.

3
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Pours a hazy mahogany with a thin creamy off white head. Aroma is small cramel malt. Flavor is small lighty roasted malts with a note of bourbon on the finish. Rather thin in the body. A pretty decent brew but a little one dimensional.


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