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RATINGS: 1800   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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3.7
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Sampled at WBF. Pour: amber and orange. Head: creamy and light beige. Aroma: sweet, a lot of malt, hops, bourbon. FLavor: alcohol, sweet, strong malt, bourbon. Palate: THick bodied. FInish: warm.

3.1
joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Draft @ Lazy Boy Saloon, White Plains, NY. Poured a clear, amber body with almost no head, this beer doesn’t just taste like it was aged in whiskey barrels, rather it tastes like it is mixed with whiskey. Too much whiskey in my beer, but worth a try.

4.5
craftbeersweden (675) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2015
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 I just LOVE this beatiful beer!

I pours hazy, dark amber/mahogny with a one finger high, beige head.

Nose: Caramel malt, brown sugar, syrup, fudge, biscuit, plum, molasses, oak and dried fruit. A really peasant nose!
Taste: Caramel, sweet cookies, malt, syrup, molasses, oak and plum.
Mouth: Full body and complex texture. Medium to high carbonation.
Smooth taste!

As I said - Beatiful!

4.4
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Pours a red-brown with a fluffy beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, vanilla, some citrus. Taste is creamy, sweet, bitter, dark fruit, bitter orange peel, vanilla, a hint of liquor and a touch of wood. Incredibly smooth and drinkable; velvety. I’m a little freaked out by how good this is. There’s really nothing I would ask to have changed about this beer. I’d be interested in the barrel-aged version but it’s really near-perfect as it is. Wow.

3.3
Acid303 (674) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - NOV 6, 2016
35.5cl bottle. Pours amber/brown with very small head. Aroma is caramel, licorice and fruits. The flavour is very similar, I would say dark ripe fruits along with caramel and licorice. Sweet on the palate, not cloying. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent, nothing remarkable though.

3.7
OminouSC2 (672) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Hazy amber color. Aroma has yeast, spice and some hops. Dominated by a malty taste, it has a nice layer of sweet caramel and a slight bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced.

4.1
Brentv (672) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2014
From bottle. Pours a clear copper orange color with a small yellow-tinted head. Almost no lacing. Aroma is caramel and dark sugars. Taste is sweet and malty, with dark sugars. Very smooth. The alcohol is hidden well. Medium mouthfeel and a sweet finish with a hint of bitterness. A very nice old ale.

2.2
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
Nose is intense plum/prune/vinous/synthetic cherry. Flavor is same... Oddly fruity for the style with caramelized/burnt sugar in background. Caramel cough syrup? Wtf

3.8
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark copper with a thin white head. The aroma is initially full of earthy hops, but the malts scream throgh with bread dough, caramel, and toffee. On the palate, the beer doesn’t feel sticky or thick, it actually finishes pretty clean. Starts out sweet, but soon after the bitterness of the hops comes in to clean it all up. Nothing overly spectacular, but a nice example of the style.

3.9
Voodoo (667) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pours a red hued amber with loose white head which disappears quickly......aroma of honey, raisins.....taste is thick mouthfeel with raisins, figs, caramel, booze, slight bitterness in the end and slightly metallic.


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