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RATINGS: 1805   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
marv3mania (195) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle poured into pint glass. This is a dark copper beer with essentially no head. The aroma is incredibly rich with caramel malts and a slight toffee scent. The taste is similar to the nose, with an earthy quality to it. It doesn’t taste as strong as I expected, and there’s a unique sweetness to it. It also feels lighter than I thought it would. Overall, I approve.


3.3
elosop (463) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 Mahognyfärgad med tjockt beige skum. Doftar lite syrligt, melass, sirap och torkad frukt. Smaken fyllig, söt, ganska besk. Eftersmaken lång med sötsyrliga toner av honung och cognacspraliner, ganska besk.

3.8
peponi (2011) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Aroma: melanoidins, molasses, roasted dark malts, caramel, oak notes. Appearance: clear deep amber color and creamy head. Taste: low bitterness, melanoidins, roasted dark malts, caramel, molasses, warming alcohol, bourbon barrel notes, semi-sweet/semi-dry. Palate: full body and medium carbonation. Overall: really good BA old ale, complex and intensive, only slightly warming alcohol.

3.6
Calisky (3059) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 20, 2017
Couleur cuivrée, légère mousse beige. Nez caramel doux et chêne un peu vanillé. Gout sur le caramel, chêne et vanille, doux sucré, amertume avec note herbeuse, corps bien onctueux. Assez simple et classique mais vraiment pas mal et intense sur ce qu'elle sait faire!

3.3
fidgetymidget (452) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 20, 2017
Dosy? s?abe, szczeg�lnie por�wnuj?c do ocen. Ma?o intensywne, troch? karmelu, chmielu, ?rednio s?odkie, lekko gorzkie. Meh

3.9
Nordcore (1641) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2017 Bottle 33 CL. Amber, hazy with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, spices and hops. Sweet taste, light bitterness with a warm sweet malt and caramel end.

3.8
pawos (274) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Uzupełniane z innego serwisu... Piwo bardzo pełne, słodkie; bliskie barey wine'om.

3.8
wojanex (400) - warszawa, POLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Swietnie ukryty alkohol, ciekawe piwo w niepopularnym stylu, do degustacji dla poszukiwaczy zaginionej warki.

3.9
bbaird (20) - - OCT 13, 2017
I’m normally an IPA guy, but this is a very enjoyable beer. Definitely heavy on the malt and has an early sweetness and a very smooth finish. Does not drink like a 9.2% ABV ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
ChrisOfstad (334) - Hamar, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 0,3 litre Bottle from systembolaget Karlstad, at home. Dark Golden with medium head. A bit Sweet, not bad.

3.6
SebBrews (205) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - OCT 1, 2017
Dark amber pour with small, beige head. Caramely malts, whiskey, oak and dried plums jump in the nose. Taste is malty and sweet, with slightly smoked whiskey upfront, followed by medium sweet molasses, raisins, vanilla and dried dark fruits. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation level. A bit too centered in profile on the malty sweetness, with no particular complexity beyond.


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