Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by DrinkMoreBigBeers:
3.88/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aged bottle with a date of 4/26/12.
A - Poured out a one finger off white head that dissapated fast. Appears well carbonated with small bubbles streaming up. It is a reddish brown color that really looks lovely when held up to the light and gets a nice reddish dark ruby color. Slight lacing left behind on the glass.
S - Can you say malt bomb with sweet caramel, butter scotch, vanilla, and oak barrels. Not detecting alcohol at this point on this one.
T - Taste follows the nose pretty well with tons of malts - starting with caramel sweetness, vanilla, alcohol, toffee, and slight oak barrels. Still a little more boozy then I would like at this point being 7 months old. Leave an aftertaste of the alcohol, might be better in another year or so. However, still a rather pleasant beer.
M - This one is full bodied and really soft in the mouth with a good amount of carbonation to keep the flavors moving through your palate.
O - This is probably my least favorite beer from Founders, in yet I still enjoy it. I just wish it was slightly less boozy in the aftertaste. I will age some more of this for another year and see if the alcohol dies off. Could be an awesome beer with a couple of years on it, we shall see. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2012 00:51:31 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
More User Reviews:
4.6/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
This beer... this is something special. Just cracking the bottle, I could sense fruits, malt, & hops. Nose was the same on the pour, wth a finger-width head that dissipated to a thin film after a minute or so. The first sip... it was like Bacchus poured his best beer right in my mouth himself. The first thing that hit me was dark fruits, fig & plum and dark berry. Then, vanilla and molasses rush up on the palate, with the whole thing finishing with both malty sweetness and a slight hoppy bite.
This beer is amazing... truly a well-crafted and nicely balanced (for a sweeter beer) beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 03:43:24 | More by slym
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,354 ratings.