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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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3,475 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,475
Reviews: 1,096
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 135
Gots: 627 | 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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Ratings: 3,475 | Reviews: 1,096 | Display Reviews Only:
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-16-2012 07:43:06 | More by Anonymous1
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Goobastic

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2012 03:12:23 | More by Goobastic
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VernonKell

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2012 22:26:46 | More by VernonKell
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HoppyPeteSkolnik31

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2012 19:34:12 | More by HoppyPeteSkolnik31
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sneaks2210

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-15-2012 03:19:26 | More by sneaks2210
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avschmitt

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-14-2012 20:49:07 | More by avschmitt
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TreLey

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-14-2012 03:18:24 | More by TreLey
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robmoak

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-13-2012 17:05:55 | More by robmoak
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felixljr

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-13-2012 03:42:48 | More by felixljr
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MCBrigno

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-12-2012 02:34:25 | More by MCBrigno
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Boilerfood

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-11-2012 23:21:43 | More by Boilerfood
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Rupert50

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-11-2012 17:13:30 | More by Rupert50
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-11-2012 09:00:04 | More by SourAddict
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-10-2012 04:16:53 | More by JeffTheJuice
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-09-2012 15:03:15 | More by tbone1384
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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-09-2012 03:16:41 | More by RandyKemka
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DouglasChasse

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-06-2012 23:32:57 | More by DouglasChasse
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axeman9182

New Jersey

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
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Auztan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-06-2012 18:12:37 | More by Auztan
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outdoor7or24

Georgia

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
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BrettD

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-06-2012 05:18:46 | More by BrettD
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Beer_Runner


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
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-05-2012 17:20:14 | More by oldp0rt
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trixdout

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-05-2012 05:28:23 | More by trixdout
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-05-2012 05:13:15 | More by JJWIGHT
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,475 ratings.