Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +4.5%
Pours out a deep reddish caramel with a thin ring of bubbles around the top of the beer. Smells strongly of brown sugar and dried fruits. Lots of fig and date. Flavor is big on brown sugar, dried fruits, cinnamon, vanilla, with a touch of coffee. Carbonation is soft. Body is full. This is delicious and very British.
08-11-2014 02:06:14 | More by goochpunch
3.43/5 rDev -14.7%
Pours a murky bronze color with a modest cap of khaki froth. Malty aroma smells of molasses, caramel, booze, and hint of milk chocolate.
The taste is on par with the aroma, with caramel and molasses up front, warming alcohol, raisins, and earthy, herbal hops. There's also a bit of cough syrup to be found as well. Some wheat/grain husk comes through in the finish. This beer is not short on flavor, that's for sure. Mild carbonation gives it something of a stagnant, oily mouthfeel despite the medium body.
This is the only "old ale" I've ever tried, but as far as I can tell, it's pretty similar to a Scottish ale. If you like sweet, malt-forward beers, this should be enjoyable. That happens to be a little skewed for my tastes, but it's still another engaging offering from Founders nonetheless. I'd be curious to try it with a year or two of age under its belt.
08-05-2014 02:04:20 | More by MaximalC
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,452 ratings.