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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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Ratings: 3,834
Reviews: 1,128
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 151
Gots: 751 | FT: 48
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-31-2005

Old ale brewed with molasses and oak-aged.

50 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

As I'm working through all the beer that Founders has to offer in my first year of craft enjoyment, this is one I really wanted to try. I have never had anything out of the "Old Ale" style, so it was new to me.
This beer pours a dark amber color, with not much of a head at all to speak of. Even the aroma was slight.
High malt to this beer, and goes down smooth despite the high ABV.
Overall, I liked this beer, but to be honest, it didn't meet the satisfaction level of the excitement I had to try it.
Myself, I probably won't spend the money on this again, it was quite pricey.

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Many thanks to Dan!

Pours a decent bubbly head, with an amber, rubinred color.

Aromas of caramel malts with a lot of toffee and a small raisin infusion, while cane sugar and molasse build the foundation with hints of vanilla and rum on top.

Begins sweet, with bready hints, which get swallowed by even sweeter sugar and molasse. These stay in balance with wooden, leathery, heavy malts, wrapped up by a slick bitterness. Has an oily, spicy maltiness to it, with vanilla and cream underneath, which defines the character of this brew. It is still pretty sweet on the palate, but without loosing its balance, as it finishes with a gentle, hoppy bitterness of matured hops and oaky hints. The alcohol gets perfectly hidden by the sweet malts, creating a smooth mouthfeel with a slick finish, while being medium-bodied.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,834 ratings.