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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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3,271 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,271
Reviews: 1,083
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 122
Gots: 583 | FT: 42
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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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.4%

12-09-2012 19:12:26 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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travismiller80

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-09-2012 03:26:45 | More by travismiller80
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-08-2012 06:00:44 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-08-2012 01:23:12 | More by ystazi
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-07-2012 05:13:46 | More by tobelerone
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Imacopyouidiot

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-07-2012 02:45:14 | More by Imacopyouidiot
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jayp82

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-06-2012 21:59:06 | More by jayp82
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mellowmark

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-05-2012 23:40:39 | More by mellowmark
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kizyle

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-05-2012 20:20:27 | More by kizyle
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TribeBeerDrinker

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-04-2012 20:21:00 | More by TribeBeerDrinker
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Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged bottle with a date of 4/26/12.

A - Poured out a one finger off white head that dissapated fast. Appears well carbonated with small bubbles streaming up. It is a reddish brown color that really looks lovely when held up to the light and gets a nice reddish dark ruby color. Slight lacing left behind on the glass.

S - Can you say malt bomb with sweet caramel, butter scotch, vanilla, and oak barrels. Not detecting alcohol at this point on this one.

T - Taste follows the nose pretty well with tons of malts - starting with caramel sweetness, vanilla, alcohol, toffee, and slight oak barrels. Still a little more boozy then I would like at this point being 7 months old. Leave an aftertaste of the alcohol, might be better in another year or so. However, still a rather pleasant beer.

M - This one is full bodied and really soft in the mouth with a good amount of carbonation to keep the flavors moving through your palate.

O - This is probably my least favorite beer from Founders, in yet I still enjoy it. I just wish it was slightly less boozy in the aftertaste. I will age some more of this for another year and see if the alcohol dies off. Could be an awesome beer with a couple of years on it, we shall see. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 00:51:31 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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Wisconsin

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Illinois

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Maryland

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,271 ratings.