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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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3,283 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,283
Reviews: 1,083
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 123
Gots: 582 | FT: 42
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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tweenDhedges

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-22-2012 00:27:17 | More by tweenDhedges
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dav

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-21-2012 02:46:04 | More by dav
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McCafferty

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-21-2012 02:34:59 | More by McCafferty
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cynical1027

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-20-2012 18:37:57 | More by cynical1027
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-20-2012 13:58:50 | More by olympicgatorade
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hefehead12

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-20-2012 03:53:30 | More by hefehead12
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. 2011 edition.
Poured into dimpled mug a cloudy dark amber with very little head retention. Smells clean, light citrus scent, very complex mix of sweet, dark fruits, malt and a bit of hops. Taste is a nice blend of the aforementioned smells with the 9.8% abv adding a nice warming presence to the very nice complexity of the flavors and a velvety burn on the finish, but very good, very drinkable even for a sipper. Another solid Founders beer that I will happily purchase more of in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 23:28:29 | More by Blueribbon666
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bdkucharski

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-18-2012 17:07:17 | More by bdkucharski
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ehammond1


3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, NoSignsOfPain!

Slightly hazed amber/ruby/brown with a moderately sized khaki head atop that leaves dots of stick to he glass. Pretty.

A somewhat sweet and boozy aroma, with notes of brandy certainly present, along with dark fruits, and sweet caramels and toffees. While this sounds particularly potent, it also seems even subdued and faraway. What's here is pleasant, I just wish there was a bit less alcohol and more fruit/caramel/malt character.

The flavor is nice, though not particularly aggressive or bold. There's very little alcohol presence, which is a nice surprise after I found some in the aroma. Sweet caramel, toffee, hints of brandy, and dark fruit (cherry and raisin) complement each other nicely.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

One of the easiest to drink old ales I've yet to have.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 20:41:30 | More by ehammond1
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Kgristoff

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

02-17-2012 19:44:16 | More by Kgristoff
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/09/11

A: Thin, just off-white head, deep orange hazy color, decent carbonation, not much for lacing

S: Molasses sweetness, sweet fruits, sweet malts, vanilla, touch of earthiness

T: Sweet molasses and malts up front, caramel, oak, bitterness at end and warming

M: Smooth and creamy, medium-bodied, lower carbonation, the low-point of the beer for me

O: Good stuff, really hope I can get my hands on some more this year to try it fresh and as it ages

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 07:36:19 | More by derkfromwi
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FunkyFibes

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-17-2012 06:12:03 | More by FunkyFibes
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-17-2012 02:14:10 | More by uvm2003
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kennethkearns

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19%

02-16-2012 13:15:02 | More by kennethkearns
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jdprmd

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-16-2012 06:04:31 | More by jdprmd
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-15-2012 01:50:05 | More by Rollzroyce21
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SuperNova777

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-15-2012 00:13:43 | More by SuperNova777
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: The beer poured a hazy amber orange with no head and slight signs of carbonation. Sediment floating around in the beer does not really look so good either.

Smell: caramel sweet malts, vanilla, raisins, bananas, and some spiciness.

Taste: vanilla, molasses, caramel, toffee, coffee, oak, slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little dry and boozy, and easy to drink.

Overall: Not too shabby for being bottled on 4/9/11. Could only imagine how much more mellowed out this beer could get if it were aged properly. Still very delicious and now I will look out for his better half.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 07:42:46 | More by Flounder57
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-13-2012 00:35:08 | More by Neffbeer
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-11-2012 16:22:00 | More by Tyrawlings
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hays99

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-10-2012 17:02:48 | More by hays99
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-09-2012 03:38:51 | More by hippityhophead24
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bcostner1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-09-2012 02:43:20 | More by bcostner1
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jhb138

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-08-2012 14:54:26 | More by jhb138
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LJWalker

Alabama

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-08-2012 03:28:27 | More by LJWalker
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,283 ratings.