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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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90
outstanding

3,344 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,344
Reviews: 1,084
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 125
Gots: 597 | 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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New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-18-2014 01:17:37 | More by mmmbeerNY
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California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-17-2014 23:59:55 | More by RobJohnstone
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-17-2014 21:50:30 | More by Hendrick24
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EmptyPockets

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

07-17-2014 17:47:47 | More by EmptyPockets
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WiscoTerr

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-17-2014 12:54:33 | More by WiscoTerr
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19%

07-17-2014 01:21:02 | More by hmmmbeer10
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SlothB77

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-16-2014 23:57:55 | More by SlothB77
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Desimoaj


4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-16-2014 17:26:09 | More by Desimoaj
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Vivs85

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-16-2014 10:54:59 | More by Vivs85
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PseudoBen

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-16-2014 08:32:36 | More by PseudoBen
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-16-2014 04:24:27 | More by Michaeldmanley
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Jordanmtate

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.7%

07-16-2014 02:28:16 | More by Jordanmtate
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-16-2014 01:02:20 | More by Kegatron
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ninaturner

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.2%

07-15-2014 23:51:28 | More by ninaturner
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ZCW

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-15-2014 20:49:49 | More by ZCW
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

BOD 4/13/13. Pours a deep amber with a heavy deep dark ruby hue. Weak head and lacing due to the alcohol content. Heavy nose of dark malt (caramel), molasses and dark fruit sweetness over alcohol with bourbon and oak notes. Light carbonation. Almost full bodied with a nice smooth creamy texture. The complex flavor profile is well balanced. It begins with sweet dark fruit flavors (fig, plum and raisin) which flow into a significant bourbon element. As the bourbon fades, oak and vanilla present themselves over a molasses note. The finish is smooth and leaves you with a light alcohol burn and a touch of hops. This is the Olde Ale standard, IMHO.

BOD 4/13/12. Similar head, but hazy with flocculants. The nose is similar, but quite subdued. Bourbon is the most prevalent while the dark fruits have receded. Same body and carbonation. Like the nose, flavors have also gone downhill. Age has decomplexed the flavor profile. While still outstanding, it just doesn't reach out and grab you. Everything is there, but in a subdued fashion and more of a blended presentation rather than a progression on the palate. On it's own, I would give the aged version a 4.1.

Serving type: bottle

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jeffaroo95

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-15-2014 06:06:04 | More by Mykey259
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-15-2014 04:27:58 | More by Dexterityviking
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Stillyman11

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-15-2014 04:23:28 | More by Stillyman11
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Juuroumaru

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.2%

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Ohio

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Geekly

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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_morandi_

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-14-2014 21:14:27 | More by _morandi_
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-14-2014 19:36:16 | More by atlbravsrno1
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,344 ratings.