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RATINGS: 1798   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Pours medium brown, with dark ruby tinting. Minimal head forms and quickly dissipates. Lacing is thick and fairly sticky. Big malty sweetness. Slight buttery smell with a touch of vanilla. Somewhat bourbon or scotch like. Mild hints of dark fruits. Mild fusel alcohol. Big malts dominate here, also. Sweet and rich. Dark bread notes. Raisins. Nice caramel notes. Alcohol presence cuts the sweetness and offers a very nice amount of balance. Full flavored and not for the weak. For those who like scotch ales, or just plain scotch whiskey, for that matter, this is highly recommended. Thick, viscous and oily. This one definitely qualifies as ’chewey’. Yet still smooth. Very low carbonation levels. This one is a good example of why I like Old Ales so much. Also, why Founders is becoming one of my favorite breweries. So much of their line is just damn tasty. I could drink alot of these.


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

3.8
wojanex (315) - warszawa, POLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Swietnie ukryty alkohol, ciekawe piwo w niepopularnym stylu, do degustacji dla poszukiwaczy zaginionej warki.

3.9
bbaird (15) - - 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 (133) - 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 (195) - 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.

3.2
HULK777 (626) - - SEP 25, 2017
Sweet smell. Honey, caramel. Much honey. Strong honey taste. Very smooth and sweet. Candy.

3.6
gr_pa (802) - siemianowice, POLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Nice head, quite dark. Aroma: carmelish, woody, chocolate , bit like tmave. Full body, sweet, lots of wood.

3.3
Scipio (1175) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Pours a cloudy caramel color with a full, thick, off white head. Whiskey and oak jump out from the nose, while earthy malt, molasses, and light toffee are found as well. The taste is sweet, though not overly so. Whiskey dominates all flavors here. As the bottle boasts, secondary impressions are molasses and oak. Its still earthy, but I find much more floral elements than earthiness. Vanilla and raisin round this one out. Whiskey finish. Medium in body, thick in texture, and more soft in carbonation. I like whiskey and I like the taste of whiskey in beer. But as this is the main theme, I don't think enough was done to curb the big whiskey taste that this one pushes.

4.1
murzyn (426) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Barwa brązowa, piana średnia. Aromat karmel, skórka od chleba, winogrona, drewno i lekka wanilia. W smaku przypieczony chleb, toffi, melasa, czerwone owoce i dębina. Jest delikatna wanilia od beczki. Pifko wytrawne, alko totalnie niewyczuwalne. Bardzo dobre pifko.

3.2
oberschlesier (120) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - SEP 16, 2017
Aromat słodowy, melasy, smak taki sam. Beczka prawie niewyczuwalna. B. klarowne. Dla miłośników.


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