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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)

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90
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3,377 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,377
Reviews: 1,086
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 126
Gots: 607 | FT: 44
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
50 IBU
Old ale brewed with molasses and oak-aged.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-31-2005)
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HarrySTruman

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper/rust colored with a very small head and no lacing.

Smells sweet and malty.

The taste is strong of molasses and alcohol. Very strong malt flavors, but not so overbearing that it's hard to drink. It's very sweet and easy to drink for such a high ABV.

Seems like medium to low carbonation. Finishes sweet and smooth.

A really good Old Ale. High ABV, easy to drink, complex smell and flavor. Hard to say anything but this is a very high quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 09:15:53 | More by HarrySTruman
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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,377 ratings.