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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company

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

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Ratings: 2889
Reviews: 1040
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%


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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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with Bottled 04/19/12 on the neck. Pours a rusty brown color with a thin layer of head. Some lacing. Aromas of booze, cherries, vanilla, and oak. A bit sweet. Taste is boozey oak up front with the cherries and vanilla. Some malts and breadiness. Boozey, oaky finish. Lightly carbonated. Overall, this is a solid Old Ale with nice Oak flavors to it. Well made.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 02:11:23 | More by PicoPapa
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S - Cranberrie, raisns, Dark fruits, Caramel, syrup, yeast. Sweet, sugar

T - Raisins, malt, oak, Dark fruits, Tea.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
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