Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Pellinore1:
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours deep, cloudy amber, producing minimal head, which quickly fades to some light lacing.
The aroma is all malt, and makes me think of bread, fruit, and honey.
I taste all of the sweet malt foretold by the smell. Fruit, caramel, and biscuits are all here, followed by just a touch of alcohol warmth.
This beer is thick and smooth, with a bit of carbonation to lighten things up. Reasonably drinkable, considering the ABV, but I wouldn't want to have too many.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2011 04:16:21 | More by Pellinore1
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3.96/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
UPDATE: I'm having to downgrade my quick rating of 7/13/12 (4.25).
Pours a brandy brown , with a nice off-white head that sticks around pretty well.
The aroma seems to really hold back. What little one gets is sweet malt and dark dried fruits, prune in particular. A whiff of banana taffy.
Definitely the best old ale I've tried, though I think I've now determined I don't like old ales. This beer approaches the general vicinity of sweetness. But other flavors dominate: wet cardboard, mild leather, rum. Hop bitterness? I think so, though certainly a refracted hop flavor. And what sweetness there is is of the cloying variety.
Great mouth feel. Smooth, well-carbonated, viscous. The abv definitely introduces itself.
I can intellectualize the quality of good old ales. But I think I just don't like them. This one definitely carries a much less offensive combo of cardboard and leather I've seen in others, like North Coast Old Stock or Anchor Old Foghorn (wait, that's an English barley wine). I actually love Bell's Old Ale, so, what're ya gonna do?
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 01:11:35 | More by martyl1000
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,861 ratings.