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RATINGS: 1817   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours a deep, coppery orange with practically no head. Looks just beautiful in the glass. Minimal lacing. A sweet, aroma of brandied fruit, oak, vanilla, and leather. Taste is quite sweet, with an even mix of maltiness and alcohol that does call bourbon to mind (albeit far more drinkable). Mouthfeel is slightly thick with a light, fizzy carbonation. Despite the high alcohol content, there is a rather tame finish to this beer, deceptively masking its potency. In sum, a fine beer that will appear to those who love scotch ales, old ales, and barleywines due to its oak-aged nature and alcoholic sweetness.


4.2
ZodiacM (1360) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2018
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Heerlijk! Bitter, zoet, moutig, caramel en eik. Prachtig bier derhalve!

4.3
hitemwitthehein (45) - - JAN 7, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 ABV - 9.8 .Appearance: Dark reddish brown, loose tan white head. Very hazy, some sentiment visible. .Aroma: Rich, malty characteristic. Slight fruitiness. Notes of reason, caramel, oak, and nice amount of vanilla coming through. .Taste: Vanilla, oak, and very sweet with a slight alcohol booziness. Bitterness very noticeable on the finish, providing a nice balance. Very pronounced flavor. Delicious and different. .Palate: Full body, very creamy, dry finish. .Overall: A. .Bottom Line: Another well made Founders beer. So much flavor and easy to drink.

3.6
mbgrayson (818) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Pours a clear deep red, with a whitish tan head. Aroma is malt and wood. Tastes a rich maltiness, quite drinkable, with notes of oak. This one gets a 'thumbs up'.

4.2
Maarten1993 (1408) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2018
Drank with Tijs @ Piet Huisman 05-01-2018. Very good. Thick, malty, rich sweet taste. Reminds me of a barley wine.

4
buddybutch (135) - Nantes, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle 335ml. Fast disappearing white head. Poors beautiful amber. Aroma are mid/heavy malty, caramel, bread, liquorous. Mid sweet, mid bitterness. Alcoholic finish. Taste like a light scotch

4.1
Berech (13) - Casatenovo, ITALY - DEC 14, 2017
Dark ruby red with a spoongy light brown persistent foam. Aroma of wood, alcool, roasted malt. It tastes first of smoked wood, then come out the malts, with sweets, caramel, red fruits and a more sour close up. Interesting.

3.3
GregMooreNH (262) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Pours dark, ruby amber with a thick, dense head. Aroma is roast and molassas. Taste is bitter toffee at first, before opening up to a sweet malt finish. A good and interesting beer.

3.5
ShivanDragon (4704) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2017
helder rood/amber/koper met licht getinte kraag. aroma van mout, toffee, en caramel, smaken van graan, alcohol, redelijk zoet, matig bitter, toffee, mout, overall erg veel graan, hout, beperkt.

3.2
tricksta_p (5351) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2017
Bottle from Beer Republic. Aroma is barley malt, caramel, toffee, lots of wood, vanilla, sweet grains, alcohol, bourbon, butterscotch, marzipan. Flavour is sweet and moderate bitter with some booze. Body is medium to full. Quite heavy on the sweet barley malt and booze, Bourbon with toffee, vanilla and thick oak. I get why this is popular but it's a bit too much for me.

3.9
PabloZab (1751) - Wroclaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2017
Tap (Kontynuacja, Wrocław). Miedziane z drobniutka, bardzo trwałą pianą w kolorze ecru. Ciemne owoce, karmel w aromacie. W smaku rządzi słodka wanilia ale tylko na początku i dopiero gdzieś dalej pojawiaja karmel i owoce. Na finiszu delikatny, drewniany posmak beczki, przyjemnie ściągający z wyraźną nutką alkoholu ale wpasowywujaca się w piwo.


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