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RATINGS: 1767   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2010
Big beigeish head. Deep red body with yeast fragments. Strong raisiny malty smoky aroma with meaty linoleum notes. Dry-sweet malty smoky meaty taste with roasty cinnamon and chocolate notes. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Full-bodied. Sweet grassy roasty malty aftertaste with spicy cinnamon notes. Excellent! Dangerously harmonic and drinkable. (0.33l bottle, I forget from where.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Alex. Pours reddish amber with almost no head. Nose is cherry, oak and medicine. Taste follows suit but is quite pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 rerated 4/16/2011. 3.7 ---> 3.7 .... one thing stood out to me tonight... perfume.. smelled and tasted perfumy. this was a drinkable beer but it had an odd aftertaste. subtract that aftertaste and youd have a decent looking beer that was lacking in overall oomph.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle - Pours a dark amber. Very minimal white head. Strong spicy aroma of cloves. Sweet malty caramel flavor with strong alcohol notes in the background. Very smooth and drinkable. Medium palate. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. A strong offering from Founders

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Dark copper brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty toffee and vanilla aroma and taste with some fruity candy sugar notes to the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1086) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
A highly malted and sweet ale that I enjoyed. My preference would be to reduce the sweetness, but thats what you get with this one. Very close to being a barley wine style that Im not usually happy with, but this was enjoyable. Probably because Founders is so good at what they do.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
sampled on tap, poured dark with tan head. Aroma is toasted biscuit malt with a little carmel and toffee but mainly roasty toasty. Taste is very bitter with a strong bitterness. Body is medium to full with a thick feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2010
12oz btl. Pours a clear copper with a minimal white head. Great unique aroma of strong dark fruit, caramel malt and spice. Huge dark fruit notes and candied caramel sweetness. Has a nice spice laden hoppiness towards the end and a kind of boozy finish.Smooth fruit and candy sweetness. Another solid founders brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange color. Nearly no head to be seen upon pouring. Smell is sweet and malty, nothing to particular. Taste is as it smells, with a little bit of booze. Drinkable with just enough complexity to make it enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16029) - DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
355 ml bottle. Dark amber/brown with small beige head. Flavour is malt, sweet, fruit, caramel and smoke.


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