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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
outstanding

3,533 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,533
Reviews: 1,103
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 135
Gots: 652 | FT: 48
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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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.

Dope, Sep 01, 2012
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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.

Mojo, Sep 01, 2012
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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.

srv33, Aug 27, 2012
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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,533 ratings.