Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy glass.
Appearance: Beer pours a dark copper color bordering on brown. Head is a light tan color, and very foamy. It recedes to a pangaea-like formation on the surface of the beer.
Smell: Hawaiian sweet bread, some gentle molasses. Great malt character. Some subtle purple fruit. What surprises me is that the extremely high ABV is virtually undetectable in the nose. I'm intrigued.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Crazy thick maltiness, with some nearly-cloying sweetness which is nearly balanced by the ester character of the brew. I can imagine myself in some 1700s pub on the shoreline, barking about the weather. This is heavy-duty. Finishes pretty wet, but the aftertaste is a gentle, beautiful sweetness. Undeniably well balanced for the strength.
Overall: I like it! It dances on the edge of Cloying Cliff but never crosses the rim. Any sweeter and it would have been terrible...as it is, amazing.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2011 00:26:02 | More by Lauthaha
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 3,353 ratings.