Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 12 oz bottle, which I am guessing is a 2012 bottling, so 1 year old
A - Deep amber, with some clarity. Murky looking. Takes on the color of the molasses. Small amount of lace left on the glass, looks delicious
S - Brown sugar, malts, almost bourbon aroma, from the barrel aging.
T - Fairly sweet old ale, oak, brown sugar, very good!
M - Full bodied, well carbonated.
O - This one is a slow sipper, and its damn good. Well done Founders. Would like to age this one for a few years
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2013 00:59:26 | More by BeerDawgs
4.26/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - Tawny ruby color with a medium sized, smooth, creamy, off-white head. Fairly tight head that disappears fairly fast. Leaves a nice thin layer of lacing.
S - Starts out with a heavy dose of dark fruit. Mostly date and raisin with some dried fig. Subtle dried cherry but nothing too strong. Strong amount of molasses and brown sugar with a slight burnt aroma. As the beer opens up, the aroma get slightly sweeter with a syrupy/maple sweetness. Caramel and a slight butterscotch aroma also comes out. Faintest hint of oak/cask.
T - Compared to the nose, there is a bit stronger dried/dark cherry flavor. Very strong molasses and brown sugar base. Dark fruit jumps off that base. Date, raisin, and plum all present with a slight tartness that wasn't in the nose. Notes of leather in the background. Slight oakiness coms out at the finish. Nice kick on the finish of slight alcohol and slight barrel. Overall, it's like an rum-soaked fruit cake.
M - Medium, bordering on full body. Pretty smooth and surprisingly well carbonated.
D - Very nice sipping beer. Strong flavors and it has a slight kick of alcohol but not overpowering. Quite sweet but not cloying. Overall a nice example of the style.
Notes: Review on 5/2/14. Bottled 4/19/12. Overall this aged pretty well. I think it has a very slight edge over fresh. The flavors mellowed out a bit, the oaky flavors dropped off a bit. It seems like it is in a good balance with the sweetness, the woodiness, and the alcohol right now. Overall this is a great example of the style. Not overpowering wood aspects but it provides a nice extra note. Molasses on the other hand really comes out. Good fresh and aged and worth picking up and stashing a few away.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2013 15:12:04 | More by FreshHawk
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,378 ratings.