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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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3,875 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,875
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 156
Gots: 773 | FT: 46
Brewed by:
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,875 | Reviews: 1,135
Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a transparent, crystal clear amber color and has nearly no head at all. Much lighter in color than I was expecting.

A fruit-like, maybe even wine-like aroma leaps out of the glass at me.

Flavor is immensely rich and strong. Malty characteristics combine with a sweet, almost syrupy flavor (not feel) and is flanked by a supreme bitterness on the sides of my tongue. That bitterness quickly gives way to a wine-esque alcohol warmth. Lingering sweetness and a mild bready flavor continue after tasting.

The mouthfeel is a little bigger than this beer's appearance leads on. And its nearly perfectly carbonated.

Photo of johnpalisi
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nathan401
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ghirsh
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of todbell
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap at long wells nebr. Nice color with creamy white head. Oak barrel taste really comes out. Bitter bite at the end.

Photo of OGShotzy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpamMusubi
4.98/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A near perfect beer. Body was a little lighter than I expected it to be. Felt like it should have been a little richer in mouth feel.

Photo of Flamefireorange
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anaids
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BColton1
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of thetimhortonsman
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PVMT
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sandalwood
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy brownish red color with a small off white head and good carbonation. The odor is sweet, candy like, malty, dark fruits, berry, plum, raisin, vanilla, dry wood, oak, rich, slightly floral. The taste is woods, oak, dried fruits, plum, malty, sweet, spices, grapefruit. Bitter dry throughout.

Photo of ajm5108
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Biscuity feel, very chewy, definite sense of the molasses and some dark fruit, has a scotch ale linger, with a oak aged flavor as well.

Photo of tmcarter23
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrSkwurl
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MadLatvian
4.76/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thecrankin
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tvghost
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,875 ratings.