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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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3,357 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,357
Reviews: 1,085
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 125
Gots: 602 | 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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StoneTSR

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Pours a murky, hazy, brown color with a very thin head that vanishes quickly.

SMELL: Delicious. A lot of molasses with a little cinnamon and spiciness as well.

TASTE: Wow. I saw that someone had mentioned this was an easy-drinker given the ABV. I'd have to disagree, there is a lot of heat on this one. The flavor, though, is solid. A lot of spiciness up front with the molasses flavor lurking behind it. Some raisins close it out.

MOUTHFEEL: Somewhere between medium and strong bodied and very sweet. The carbonation is stronger than expected as well and the heat gives it a bite.

OVERALL: Great example of an Old Ale and it gets better after warming up for a few minutes.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 07:20:03 | More by StoneTSR
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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,357 ratings.