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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

3,348 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,348
Reviews: 1,084
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 125
Gots: 599 | 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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Ratings: 3,348 | Reviews: 1,084 | Display Reviews Only:
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bhir

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-20-2012 20:57:39 | More by bhir
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Romulux

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-20-2012 20:57:23 | More by Romulux
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wibrewer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-20-2012 18:46:48 | More by wibrewer
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larbush

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-19-2012 18:10:45 | More by larbush
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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -19%

05-19-2012 15:11:28 | More by getbehindthemule
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-19-2012 03:36:58 | More by bigbeerfan
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40451

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-19-2012 00:54:24 | More by 40451
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M1A2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-18-2012 23:05:09 | More by M1A2
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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-18-2012 19:24:59 | More by Jsmitty1967
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Deivos


5/5  rDev +24.7%

05-18-2012 18:04:57 | More by Deivos
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Maple syrup color with some floatys that don't seem to settle to the bottom. The head forms up golden and big.
S: Great smell, I could get a good wiff before I was finished pouring the beer. Smells sweet and oaky. No bad odors and very complex.
T: Sweet maple with a good amount of oak flavor. The alcohol comes through a lot at the end but it isn't off-putting. Tastes good but the flavors seem to come together dare I say a little too well. I'm having trouble identifying one individually.
M: Sits perfect. Carbonation is perfect and some flavors really start to develop.

Overall another really great showing from Founders. I was a little disappointed by the taste which didn't really bring any identifiable flavors. The alcohol really plays a good role in this beer and the mouthfeel and smell are really spectacular. Definitely a beer to drink slowly.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 16:09:03 | More by Jamesthebrit
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-18-2012 14:52:31 | More by baybum
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-18-2012 13:38:53 | More by DCgolfpro
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-18-2012 01:02:54 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-18-2012 00:02:55 | More by Evan
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-17-2012 23:48:47 | More by mfigueroa713
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lbriones5


4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-17-2012 22:25:01 | More by lbriones5
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Davit

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-17-2012 18:42:11 | More by Davit
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buddyvelt

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-17-2012 05:04:45 | More by buddyvelt
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jcmkr


3/5  rDev -25.2%

05-16-2012 19:36:19 | More by jcmkr
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Beer_Geek

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-16-2012 07:08:03 | More by Beer_Geek
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a clear medium to dark amber color with a half finger of white head. Head recedes fairly quickly to just a ring around the beer.

S: Citrus and caramel are most evident, lemon and orange zest oddly showing above all else. I get some bready malts as I keep smelling. Spicy oak and booze are also evident.

T: Lots of spices, I still get quite a bit of lemon and orange zest with nutmeg and spicy oak. Some caramel sweetness, but well balanced.

M: Thick bodied with light but smooth and adequate carbonation.

O: Not what I normally expect from an Old Ale, quite spicy and fairly dry. I'm really not sure what to make of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 03:09:40 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-16-2012 00:26:17 | More by ejimhof
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cradke

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Lighter brown and amber. Very thin head.

Smell: Sweet. Brown Sugar. Has some interesting plums and dark sweetness to it. Certainly some alcohol present. Kind of funky. Interesting, but I dig it

Taste: Sweet alcohol comes right up front. Some funky brown sugar and molasses comes up front. The alcohol is there. I'm grabbing some caramel. Almost kind of tart. Again, interesting with a bit of a weird aftertaste.

Mouthfeel. Thin with a mild lack of carbonation.

Overall: I'm going with the word funky on this. It's got a interesting sweetness to it with a very present alcohol to it. Lots of brown sugars and molasses to it. Not my favorite beer in the world but it's an interesting take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 05:07:43 | More by cradke
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Christov

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-15-2012 03:02:02 | More by Christov
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,348 ratings.