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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,547 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,547
Reviews: 1,103
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 135
Gots: 656 | FT: 48
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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A: Amber copper cloudy with half centimeter chunks of off white and other particles floating within, a finger of creamy yellow tinged head, a fair amount of super fast rising small bubbles.

S: Glue, caramel, barley wine like alcohol quality, toffee cake, light fruity banana bread.

T: Banana bread, floral, reminiscent of barley wine, thick and bready, definite alcohol presence on the back of the tongue, light bitter hopping. Carnival like caramel and floral like candy floss.

M: Thick syrupy and bready body, medium low carbonation.

O: More thick and syrupy than I like, and reminds me of a barley wine which I am no fan of. Well done, but in my opinion not the best Old Ale out there, a little thick and overly sweet. Even so, has some good old ale qualities of maltiness, light colour, etc. Drank on June 14, 2014.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

This reminds me a lot of the Arrogant Bastard Ale, or at least, the way Arrogant Bastard used to be - a little on the harsh side, except that this beer suffers from a startling lack of complexity and interesting flavors.

Appearance: Medium cloudy, brown

Smell: Primarily caramel with some hops

Taste: Bitter molasses and caramel with a slight medicinal aftertaste. Molasses less pronounced than I thought it would be. Perhaps this style just isn't for me, but I'm not the biggest fan of the taste here. Mainly I just don't like the aftertaste, it tastes like the beer is immature or too much bittering hops were added.

Mouthfeel: Doesn't go down easy. Pretty harsh.

I'm a big fan of Founders but I gotta call it like it is. This brew just isn't that great. It would be one thing if suffering through the harsh mouthfeel and weird aftertaste led to something great, but this beer is pretty one-dimensional.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,547 ratings.