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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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BA SCORE
90
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3,382 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,382
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 127
Gots: 608 | FT: 44
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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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-02-2012 17:53:20 | More by Profchaos20
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-02-2012 00:41:46 | More by freewill35
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MrTana

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-01-2012 22:13:59 | More by MrTana
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redblacks75

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-01-2012 13:03:08 | More by redblacks75
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 04/09/11. Almost 1.5 years old.

A: Pours a murky amber with a good sized and fluffy tan head. Fades at a decent rate, leaving moderate lacing behind.

S: Dark fruits, like fig, raisin and perhaps some grape? Decent cocoa presence along with some caramel and maybe a hint of molasses. Touch of vanilla.

T: A nice mix of cocoa and dark fruit up front. Might even get a little cherry. Vanilla in the middle with caramel. Finishes surprisingly bitter with some astringent charred oak and some earthy and herbal hops. Long lingering bitter aftertaste.

M: Fairly heavy but smooth and creamy.

O: Tasty old ale. Good combination and balance of flavors. A little too bitter in the aftertaste. Not sure if it's hoppy or if it's ashy. Hard to say. Otherwise very enjoyable. A sweet and fruity and chocolatey old ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 04:10:35 | More by Dope
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Mojo

Alabama

3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Well this is the first Founders offering I just didn't like. It pours a hazy copper with about a one finger head and no lacing. Smell is apples, other sweet scents and alcohol. Mouthfeel is very thick. Taste is sweet with lots of alcohol on the finish. I don't mind high gravity beers, but I just feel the alcohol could have been better hidden. I felt like I was drinking bourbon. Sorry, but I don't really recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 03:05:07 | More by Mojo
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IPx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-31-2012 06:21:20 | More by IPx
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Savearth

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-29-2012 23:24:27 | More by Savearth
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srv33

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark hazy amber with a quarter inch head and fine lacing. Quite a bit of sediment left floating around. Scents of rosated malts, bourbon, vanilla, and molasses are apparent. Taste follows nose to a T - fantastic malt profile, complimented by a creamy vanilla and then that firey bourbon at the back of your mouth, leaving behind a lingering taste of molasses and a hint of butterscotch. Mouthfeel is medium thick, and a little tacky on the tongue. Really a well done brew, another hit from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 22:54:49 | More by srv33
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-27-2012 15:25:54 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-27-2012 11:14:22 | More by Gehrig13
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-26-2012 22:37:54 | More by BHansen214
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-26-2012 02:21:43 | More by jrohrbacher
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California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-24-2012 20:52:58 | More by 7Durandal7
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-23-2012 14:41:58 | More by Chrixsus
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Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -43.9%

08-20-2012 12:33:17 | More by HopFace
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-20-2012 05:02:43 | More by Localdrinklax
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Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-20-2012 00:11:07 | More by elkinbrown
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-19-2012 22:12:58 | More by JBarx
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-19-2012 19:46:15 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-19-2012 15:44:55 | More by SirIPAalot
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,382 ratings.