Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,483 | Reviews: 1,098 | Display Reviews Only:
3.84/5 rDev -4.2%
12oz bottle into a snifter
Bottled on: none, must have rubbed off
A: Pours a dark copper, nearly brown with just under 1 fingers width of tan head. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate and leaves a good amount of lacing.
S: Tart apples, candied sugar, molasses, subtle caramel. Interesting, but not terribly complex.
T: Pretty big sweetness with caramel, candied sugar, and molasses. Some cocoa and oak notes. Subtle bitterness. Taste is more like an old ale than the aroma, and is quite good.
M/D: Medium bodied, a bit thinner than I anticipated. Carbonation on the heavier end. ABV is very well masked and drinkability is good.
O: Good, not great but certainly worth a drink. And with its mass availability its probably something I will visit a couple times a year.
07-30-2014 00:41:03 | More by zac16125
4.35/5 rDev +8.5%
Curmudgeon is a beautifully richand balanced example of the old ale/barleywine class of big brews. This is a beer to share with someone special on Christmas Eve. The ony things I feel might improve it a bit would be a touch of Brett and/or a few years of cellar aging.
Sweet, rich, aromatic, hugely malty but balanced by a generous spine of 50 IBUs of hops. I really plan tbo lay several of these down and drag them out in deep winter to warm my soul.
I am not a big fan of this style of beer, but this one is remarkable. Founders has done it right.
07-26-2014 20:13:29 | More by danmouer
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,483 ratings.