Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +4.5%
Served in a tall thin glass at the Cloverleaf Tavern for their Founders event.
Curmudgeon Old Ale pours an opaque amber, with some scattered straight orange highlights. A bit more than a finger of bone colored foam caps the beer. Head retention is alright, and there's just a little lacing left behind. Caramel, oak, and biscuity aromas all leap out of the glass towards my nose, with none dominating above the others. There's a prominent note of very caramelized brown sugar in the flavor profile. Waves of toffee, toasty bread, vanilla, and oak fall in to create a very layered flavor profile. The body is full, though not quite chewy, and well short of cloying. The carbonation is on the muted side, completing the picture for a solid malt forward mouthfeel. Curmudgeon is just another entry in Founders' impressive stable of malt forwars beers.
11-06-2012 23:20:46 | More by axeman9182
4.43/5 rDev +10.2%
Would buy again.
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A: autumn caramel brown, one finger head that dissipates, carbonation, sediment
S: wow, caramel, malt, biscuit, spice (heat)
M: medium and creamy, covers the tongue with a sticky malt
T: caramel malt, salt, dark fruit, spice (heat)
O: great beer for the cooler days
11-06-2012 11:34:45 | More by outdoor7or24
4.2/5 rDev +4.5%
Bottled on 04/19/12. Aged 6 months before opening.
A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass produced about a quarter-finger of head that was a khaki color. The head dissipated to a collar in a few minutes and left a small amount of lacing. The brew is a reddish/copper color, very cloudy, and just barely translucent.
S: The aroma is very mild. It consists of malt sweetness, some fruitiness of pears and apples, and just a little bit of floral, too.
T: The taste started with malted barley and caramel-like sweetness with roasted grains. Next, just a touch of earthy and floral hops joined in for a touch of balancing bitterness for the sweet malt.
M: The body is very smooth, full, and just to the heavier side of medium.
O: This is a very good old ale style beer. It is bold and smooth. The sweet malt and roasted grain flavor was very strong and soften just enough by the mild hops. This is a good, basic, straight-forward old ale; and, it is this bold simplicity that makes this beer so appealing to a fan of the old ale style. Also, for almost 10% ABV the alcohol is very well hidden. It is a smooth and easy drinking beer. So be careful, and enjoy.
11-05-2012 23:30:44 | More by Beer_Runner
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
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