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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

3,527 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,527
Reviews: 1,102
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 136
Gots: 648 | 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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Appearance: Deep amber with a very thin, light tan head that dissipated after not much time. Slightly hazy.

Aroma: Very malty, with a hint of spiciness (closest to resembling either allspice or cinnamon). The molasses and oak are both present, though the oak only slightly.

Taste: Definitely on the sweeter side, with notes of caramel, molasses, and a rum-like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Above average thickness, but not overwhelming. Surprisingly high carbonation for something that tastes so syrupy, but it's soft, not harsh.

Overall: Makes for an excellent sipping beer, and reminds me of a Belgian Dubbel without that distinct Belgian yeast character. My first experience with the style, but I will definitely seek out more to try. I could see this pairing very well with a sweet, creamy cheese like brie, or with anything gingerbread to bring out the molasses flavors in both.

Arch578, Aug 31, 2014
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Aroma: Caramel sweetness, booze, metallic grains, hops, a fruity note as well, maybe purple figs?

Taste & Mouthfeel: Malty sweetness upfront then the alcohol jumps in to coat your taste buds. Next comes the bite of hops. Silky yet viscous mouthfeel. More hops on the backend. Finishes with a pleasant malt sweetness.

This is one of those beers that you can't help but look at the bottle after your first sip. It isn't as solid as North Coast old stock ale but it sure is a more than suitable alternative. Very much recommended!

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,527 ratings.