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RATINGS: 1786   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2017 "this is close to nailing the style right on the head. wonderful complex malty sweet aroma. flavor and feel are very nice, but not quite up to par with the smell due to the alcohol presence. roasted malt, plum sweetness. good brew."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (11422) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Sourced online. Nice bright orange, light amber coloured pour with a lasting halo of white head. Aroma is nice raisin, apple tart, caramelised sugars, little Warming alcohol, Flavour is composed of caramel, toffee, little solvent, spicy apple tart, little tequila, Palate is full bodies, moderate to high carbonation. Hot alcohol in the finish. Decent barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11379) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2010
355 ml bottle. From Kbenhavn, Denmark.
Light amber colour with tiny white head. Yeast, fruits, biscuit and caramel in aroma. Yeast, bitter hops, biscuit and some alcohol in flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle 355ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, raison, plums, dried fruits, wood and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long very smooth, caramel, vanilla and dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle. Peach, barley malt and alcohol aroma. Cloudy ruby-amber color with minimal head. Sweet light peach, barley and moderate alcohol flavor. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (11017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2009
On tap at MBG Summer Festival. Poured a reddish hazy amber with a light brown head. Aroma was sweet throughout with barley notes. Began with sweet malts but dark notes as well as alcohol grew throughout. Quite thick on the tongue,

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2007 Bottle 2006... Mostly clear, burnt orange ale with a small , creamy, khaki head. Malty, woodsy nose with lots of bourbon. Boozy, bitter flavor. Malt sweetness followed by hop and alcohol bitterness. Full-bodied and oily with faint carbonation. Finishes grassy and woodsy. Thanks go out to growler for sharing the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10961) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle. Glorious orangish pour. Very small head. Aroma is very interesting. I got some fruit notes, syrup and good malt. Flavor is very unique with some spices, fruit, sweetness and yeast. Damn good. I would like to be able to drink this on a regular basis.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011
Name: Old Curmudgean
Date: February 18, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: cloudy amber, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet orange aroma with lots of earthy hops, deep rich malt, fruityness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of earthy bitterness, touch of peppery alcohol, fruity sweetness is trying to emerge but needs time to develop

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: Old Curmudgean
Date: April 23, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Prado
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: opaque dark amber, frothy beige head, lotsof lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, brown sugar sweetness
Flavor: rich malty flavor, caramel sweetness, lots of earthyness leaving a long bitter finish, touch of fruityness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10683) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 2, 2009
Botella. Bit unclear deep amber colour. Sweet caramel fruity bit chocolate aroma. Sweet caramel vinious bitter toasty malty flavour. Sweet vinious finish.


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