Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
4.16/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle obtained on trade (thanks, Greg Radawich!)., poured into my Ghandi-Bot snifter (again, thanks, Greg Radawich!), 2012 vintage but dates obscured on bottle, drank 10/9-10/13 over several hours while homebrewing.
A: 2/3 - ruby-red-to-brown coloration, solid clarity for such high ABV (but cannot see or read through), poured with a frothy white head that resolved into glass lacing; moderately carbonated with moderate alcohol legs
S: 9/12 - plums, raisins, figs, alcohol...nice!
T: 16/20 -up front, I picked up mostly complex malt flavors that accompanied the nose; in the middle of the mouth, there is some balancing bitterness and alcohol flavors to prevent the beer from venturing into too-cloying land; little aftertaste, invited sip after sip
M: 4/5 - big, chewy old ale character; moderately bodied and carbonated as expected
O: 8/10 - really nice old ale/barleywine from one of the best breweries in the country; will certainly improve with age, as the complex malt character would really start to pop even more at years 2+; recommended and for trade if you cannot get it in your region
TOTAL = 39/50
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2013 04:20:05 | More by MNishCT77
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,390 ratings.