Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company

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

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Ratings: 3,755
Reviews: 1,112
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 145
Gots: 713 | FT: 45
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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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VTR
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The smell on this was very nice. Malts, whiskey, oak, sweet smelling molasses, and some dark fruits. The taste somewhat followed the nose but in my opinion was a lot better. It is definitely an old ale. The strong ale hits you first followed by the oak/whiskey flavor but then fades quickly into a kind of sweet aftertaste. I think the molasses helped balance it out. This is not a sweet beer it is dry and kind of bitter but I thought the bitterness subsided as the beer warmed. This is definitely a sipper beer with some good friends or some good old alone time. I do not think it would be enjoyed with food. Overall, I have purchased every bottle I have seen and can not wait to seek this out again in the spring. I still have two bottles in my cellar from this year. I was fortunate to drink more than my fair share this year! Seek this out I can not see how you could be disappointed.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.24/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

355ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with a moderate densely packed, tan head. Excellent retention and good lace. Aroma of malt, caramel, raisins, oaky whisky. A lot going on in this one. A nice level of sweetness with some dry bitterness in the finish. Full body, soft carbonation, smooth yet sticky texture and soothing level of alcohol warmth. Grab a good novel, your smoking jacket and relax in comfy chair with this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
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