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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

3,473 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,473
Reviews: 1,096
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 135
Gots: 627 | FT: 45
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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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-22-2011 14:06:04 | More by Caterwaul
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Supergenious

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-22-2011 11:26:58 | More by Supergenious
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-22-2011 05:27:48 | More by Mebuzzard
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%

Poured into a flute.

Appearance: A cloudy amber with a 1/4" tan head. Steady bubbles settles quick within a minute or so.

Smell: Weak property of this beer I do mean weak. You smell it then it's gone. I do smell molasses but quickly disappear from the your nose.

Taste: Well in all honesty you have a steady serving of molasses maybe a hint of honey and slight vanilla. Nothing but greatness.

Mouth: Medium carbonation not too bubbly not flat at all. Goes down smoothly but the alcohol is sticky. I am not complaining at all just giving you the warning I was drinking this beer and didn't bother look at the abv level till now 9.8, NICE!

Overall: Smelling this beer might mess up your initial judgement but this beer makes up for it in every other category. It is your "Wee Heavy" type of beer...little sweet but great blend and balance of flavor.

11-22-2011 05:09:49 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-22-2011 03:52:20 | More by captainbearcat
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alalvarez75

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-21-2011 19:34:57 | More by alalvarez75
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-21-2011 02:11:52 | More by PEIhop
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-20-2011 21:14:44 | More by jophish17
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -12.2%

Special thanks to TheSevenDuffs for this.

A- Chill hazed chessnut colored pour. Slight reddish hue. Thin off white. Lacing just sheets the glass.

S- Caramel and toffee with hints of vanilla and brown sugar.

T- Fresh cooked toast, caramel, vanilla with a slight cherry taste. There is a toasted malt dry aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied, subtle alcohol warmth, sticky on the lips.

O- Decent, nothing spectactular. Very solid

11-20-2011 19:50:59 | More by korguy123
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goldenmonkey1

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-20-2011 18:54:33 | More by goldenmonkey1
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Rempo

Indiana

2/5  rDev -50.2%

11-20-2011 17:26:21 | More by Rempo
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-20-2011 16:30:01 | More by nh2032
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rwilde

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-20-2011 14:37:36 | More by rwilde
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stbo101

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-20-2011 02:57:20 | More by stbo101
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-20-2011 02:49:40 | More by bigdaddypolite
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OSUBeerStudent

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

2010 bottle into a glass.

A - Looks like a good, non-fresh old ale. Cloe to opaque deep copper with no real head.

S - Pleasant. Lots of molasses and brown sugar with a definite oak presence. The word I would use to describe it is rich. A blending of semidark fruits come through.

T - Again, rich is the word. Taste is much better than the smell. Plenty of the molasses, much more than the sugar. Even with all the molasses flavor it's not extremely sweet - don't get me wrong, it's not dry, but it's not syrupy. The molasses backs a more fruity body that actually finishes much more dry than I expect. Oak is noticeable on the finish. This isn't as complex as Adam (my standard of comparison for the style) but is extremely tasty and remarkably easy to drink for what it is.

M - Excellent. The carbonation is very low but present. Alcohol not noticeable. The sweet and molasses feel doesn't come through as syrupy. Excellent feel for this one.

Excellent beer. I've had this before but usually fresh, and this is notably smoother and richer after only one year. Great offering from Founders, only lacking in that it lacks some of the complexity of the giants of the style, but still well worth seeking out.

11-20-2011 01:38:35 | More by OSUBeerStudent
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FedExPope

Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-19-2011 18:44:16 | More by FedExPope
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2011 12:46:26 | More by bacher468
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2011 08:56:54 | More by johnhenryconway
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guillemiro

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-19-2011 04:28:57 | More by guillemiro
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-19-2011 04:23:58 | More by brandoman63
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KGarrett

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2011 01:13:47 | More by KGarrett
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,473 ratings.