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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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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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MrBluto

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was anxious to try this ale not only being a newly discovered Founders fan, but also because I have never had an old ale.

A - Murky copper color with huge head (I may have over poured) that dissipated slowly. Good lacing.

S - Light aroma but definite touches of alcohol, malt, molasses and even some citrus sub tones (orange?)

T - Sweet start with definite maltiness. Almost too much, but I didn't mind it. Alcohol comes through noticeably as well, but similarly not overpowering. Molasses, caramel and hint of citrus again. Moderate bitter finish.

M - Medium carbonation with oily mouthfeel. Not bad but would have liked a little more body to compliment the sweet maltiness.

Overall a very, very nice ale. Very drinkable. I want to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 01:56:21 | More by MrBluto
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Sweet, rich, aromatic, hugely malty but balanced by a generous spine of 50 IBUs of hops. I really plan tbo lay several of these down and drag them out in deep winter to warm my soul.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,377 ratings.