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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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Ratings: 3,755
Reviews: 1,112
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 145
Gots: 714 | FT: 45
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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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought at Spartan Spirits for around 2.5-3 bucks

A&S: Very sweet bready tones with hints of marshmallows. Dark translucent orange colored beer with and not so impressive off-white colored head.

T&M: Not very intense upfront. Very consistent tones in the mid-taste taste and the smell but also including some toffee like flavors. Spicy clean alcohol finish. extremely smooth, medium bodied with low carbonation (but still has a relatively apparent presence).

Overall: I found this beer pretty tasty and quite easy to drink for the style and for the alcohol content. Not something I would be interested in buying a four pack of but something I could see myself getting yearly as a single.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, dreamy, reddish brown. Very dark...

Smells of malt, hops, and molasses.

First sip nods to everything I love about Founders KBS - The bourbon oak is distinctive. Add caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and hops, and you have an exceptional flavor that drinks far milder than you'd imagine from a 9.8% ABV. At the tail-end of the beer, I even noticed hints of banana and Irish creme. The flavor certainly evolves as you drink it.

Smoother and silkier than a 'breakfast stout' but just as satisfying without the motor-oil density. Finish is hefty and fulfilling. It's a meal substitute.

Theres a lot of depth and complexity to this Old Ale. Despite its mixed reviews, it's a great beer for someone who likes a dubbel with a bit more punch.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,755 ratings.