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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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3,286 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,286
Reviews: 1,083
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 123
Gots: 582 | 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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Chugger

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-27-2012 00:55:39 | More by Chugger
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

09-26-2012 00:32:41 | More by carteravebrew
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MrBluto

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was anxious to try this ale not only being a newly discovered Founders fan, but also because I have never had an old ale.

A - Murky copper color with huge head (I may have over poured) that dissipated slowly. Good lacing.

S - Light aroma but definite touches of alcohol, malt, molasses and even some citrus sub tones (orange?)

T - Sweet start with definite maltiness. Almost too much, but I didn't mind it. Alcohol comes through noticeably as well, but similarly not overpowering. Molasses, caramel and hint of citrus again. Moderate bitter finish.

M - Medium carbonation with oily mouthfeel. Not bad but would have liked a little more body to compliment the sweet maltiness.

Overall a very, very nice ale. Very drinkable. I want to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 01:56:21 | More by MrBluto
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled April 2012

A - Hazy amber with little head.

S - Boozy with wet oak and a hint of molasses.

T - Sweet malt with wet oak and alcohol.

M - Light carbonation, thick and almost syrupy.

D - This one needs some time. The wet oak is currently a little overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 01:00:20 | More by brewcrew76
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JonIrabagon

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-24-2012 21:09:42 | More by JonIrabagon
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whodeyvols

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-23-2012 22:48:13 | More by whodeyvols
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

09-22-2012 17:32:52 | More by bluesplit63
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sitarist

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber color, almost ruby. Short khaki colored head falls to a ring that leaves quite a bit of lacing.

I smell caramel, burnt brown sugar, pecan, some allspice, syrup, and flap jacks. Its aroma is strong, yet balanced; it tickles my nose with each whiff.

Burnt brown sugar, raisins, toffee, caramel, tea, with a bitter nut flavor. Well done!

Sticky, but nut too much! Pretty heavy, quite astringent, its like a nuclear assault on my tongue.

Another great beer from Founders! Perfect beer on this cold, rainy evening.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 03:46:01 | More by sitarist
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DennyCrane

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-22-2012 00:32:36 | More by DennyCrane
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JPortillo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-21-2012 23:03:11 | More by JPortillo
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-21-2012 19:52:09 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/12/12

Hazy murky brown with lots of sediment in there Big bubbles around the edge of the glass. Very still beer.

Smell is sweet, molasses, woody, honey covered biscuits.

Taste is pretty well...tasty. More sweetness and oak then light bitterness, sweet black tea, hints of vanilla bean, slight warming booze.

Light carbonation, thick, delicious.

Good old Old Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 01:00:08 | More by TheMultiYeast
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fitrock2112

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured Curmudgeon Old Ale into a 9oz snifter

A - Dark reddish hue or burnt orange

S - Candied fruit with sweet booze, some malty goodness on the back end

T - Smooth refined maltiness, some dark fruits , maybe some liquor with wood

M - Again smooth beer with a little alcohol on the mouth but very tasty

O - My go to Old Ale, just awesome beer that I highly recommend on any occasion

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 00:44:31 | More by fitrock2112
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-14-2012 02:54:19 | More by grumpygerman
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-14-2012 00:53:39 | More by dsuedbeck
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Pinche_Oso

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-12-2012 15:45:55 | More by Pinche_Oso
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krazybartender

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

09-11-2012 06:56:51 | More by krazybartender
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-10-2012 05:12:29 | More by HumphreyLee
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-10-2012 02:59:55 | More by wesley14
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

09-10-2012 01:54:11 | More by MN_Beerticker
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kb2250

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-08-2012 22:16:34 | More by kb2250
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

09-08-2012 01:42:52 | More by vicsju1991
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strohme2

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

09-07-2012 01:41:30 | More by strohme2
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to dujayhawk for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: A deep copper, moderate haziness. One-half finger's worth of white head forms, and only a bit of visible carbonation.

S: Caramel roasty malts, some oak-iness, some vanilla in the background.

T: Roasted malt and its accompanying sweetness, oak, molasses, a bit of caramel. Then a boozy, sweet/sticky hang.

M: Medium mouthfeel, low carbonation, and it is a bit boozy.

O: Pretty good old ale, but nothing spectacular. I wouldn't refuse another, but nor would I seek one out.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 22:09:35 | More by macrosmatic
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-04-2012 22:53:56 | More by bradfordjohnson
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,286 ratings.