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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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3,608 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,608
Reviews: 1,105
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 140
Gots: 680 | FT: 47
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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Photo of brewcrew76
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.

brewcrew76, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of JonIrabagon
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

JonIrabagon, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of whodeyvols
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

whodeyvols, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of bluesplit63
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

bluesplit63, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of sitarist
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.

sitarist, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of DennyCrane
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

DennyCrane, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of JPortillo
4.25/5  rDev +6%

JPortillo, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4/5  rDev -0.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
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.

TheMultiYeast, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of fitrock2112
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

fitrock2112, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of dsuedbeck
4/5  rDev -0.2%

dsuedbeck, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Pinche_Oso
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Pinche_Oso, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of krazybartender
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

krazybartender, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev -0.2%

HumphreyLee, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of wesley14
4/5  rDev -0.2%

wesley14, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of MN_Beerticker
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

MN_Beerticker, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of kb2250
4/5  rDev -0.2%

kb2250, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of vicsju1991
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

vicsju1991, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of strohme2
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

strohme2, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
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.

macrosmatic, Sep 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

bradfordjohnson, Sep 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

stouts4me, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

csmartin6, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jnardone235
4/5  rDev -0.2%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,608 ratings.