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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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90
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3,372 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,372
Reviews: 1,086
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 126
Gots: 606 | FT: 44
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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jaycar06

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-02-2013 15:43:05 | More by jaycar06
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-02-2013 05:37:11 | More by lonewolfcry
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hoptician

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-02-2013 03:35:00 | More by hoptician
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-31-2013 05:48:59 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
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
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-30-2013 00:28:41 | More by Moses_Malone
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Chegui

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-29-2013 20:34:59 | More by Chegui
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BSuter

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-28-2013 16:32:37 | More by BSuter
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-28-2013 02:38:18 | More by DelicateDelirium
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-25-2013 00:06:59 | More by jryanj927
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-24-2013 17:55:10 | More by BEERschlitz
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LanceRobbins24

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-24-2013 02:11:02 | More by LanceRobbins24
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TPONY51

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

10-23-2013 04:57:49 | More by TPONY51
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mlhyatt

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

10-23-2013 03:18:34 | More by mlhyatt
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stencom1

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-22-2013 18:29:53 | More by stencom1
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +6%
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
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-21-2013 20:49:39 | More by DantheMan75
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-21-2013 15:06:53 | More by FrankHammer
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-20-2013 00:43:13 | More by Dreamer
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tsauce2

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-19-2013 20:13:45 | More by tsauce2
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-19-2013 03:31:19 | More by cardsfan
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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hikeeba

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Rasmon

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-16-2013 04:45:35 | More by jegross2
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,372 ratings.