Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A: Clear deep amber with red tinges. No head to speak of and very little signs of carbonation.
S: Sweet and oaky with a smell of alcohol on the nose, perhaps some dark fruits.
T: Very sweet, almost like maple syrup with an oaky flavor to it. Slight fruit hints, but I can't pick them out.
M: Thick and creamy with little signs of carbonation.
O: Interesting beer, I like it, but I don't think I will buy it again, it's very sweet though not in a sickening way.
11-18-2011 06:39:56 | More by keanex
4.43/5 rDev +10.5%
A: Pours a murky red-orange. Really interesting to look at, no other beer I know of looks quite like this. The small, slighty tan head does not stick around too long after it is poured, but never disappears completely. It does lace somewhat for a high alcohol brew.
S: A total malt overload with alcohol to cut through the sweetness. It smells a lot like raisin bread. There is a bit of spice and bitterness coming through as well. Quite earthy, woody, and complex.
T: Not nearly as sweet as I thought it was going to be. You do get a distinct raisin bread taste just like you smell. And the alcohol is actually really well hidden for a malt forward beer. I think dirty bastard has more sweetness and alcohol than this one (although they are two different styles). The hop bitterness is pleasing and helps to clean off the palate. It really is quite enjoyable, quaffable, and hard to put down as it is a very interesting and pleasing taste.
M: Medium body. Sticky. Decent carbonation.
Overall I really enjoyed this offering from Founders. It is much more complex that I can put into words, and it is not at all alcoholic like the other reviewers have said. Beautifully crafted and the quality is outstanding, as always.
11-16-2011 06:06:18 | More by iDrinknewglarus
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,503 ratings.