Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by GRPunk:
4.1/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Older twist-top bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A- A normal pour left a 1/2 finger, tan head that drops to a thin foam leaving good spots on the glass. The body was a murky, brown-red with some sediment floaties.
S- Boozy goodness. Raisin and caramel aromas initially. There was almost a warming sensation in the the aroma alone. The complexity left something of tobacco, spices, and vanilla at different times. With a little warmth, the caramel became more of a maple scent.
T- Much as the aroma suggests, I got a complex combination of raisins, caramel, and a boozy burn in the finish. Lighter hopping gives something of a citrus and pine quality. There's some maple as the beer warms slightly.
M- It's nicely viscus with low carbonation. There's a little hop bite with a good dose of alcohol at the back of the throat.
D- It has great flavor and makes for a nice winter sipper. It's very nicely done.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2010 22:09:26 | More by GRPunk
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4.6/5 rDev +14.4%
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 3,358 ratings.