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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

3,503 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,503
Reviews: 1,099
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 137
Gots: 631 | 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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Ratings: 3,503 | Reviews: 1,099 | Display Reviews Only:
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-19-2011 01:13:47 | More by KGarrett
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adamk1978

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-18-2011 22:12:26 | More by adamk1978
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-18-2011 22:00:32 | More by Gatordaddy
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Warfarin

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-18-2011 20:55:06 | More by Warfarin
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Hoops4life511

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-18-2011 18:49:48 | More by Hoops4life511
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darklord2011

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-18-2011 15:40:58 | More by darklord2011
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keanex

New Jersey

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
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-18-2011 03:02:44 | More by mmcnaughton
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raindogx

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-17-2011 20:56:45 | More by raindogx
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-17-2011 15:10:17 | More by thewimperoo
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pest

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.2%

11-17-2011 05:29:54 | More by pest
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-17-2011 02:22:04 | More by dwaz
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tclapper

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-17-2011 02:20:13 | More by tclapper
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-17-2011 01:32:08 | More by BierBliss
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sobeleg

New York

5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-16-2011 23:37:06 | More by sobeleg
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jag21

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-16-2011 22:26:13 | More by jag21
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randomdanger

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-16-2011 19:42:57 | More by randomdanger
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GoldenChild

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-16-2011 17:21:20 | More by GoldenChild
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-16-2011 15:33:11 | More by Gtg642
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RichBeer

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-16-2011 08:58:22 | More by RichBeer
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-16-2011 06:38:38 | More by ej285701
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iDrinknewglarus

Wisconsin

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
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-16-2011 03:38:44 | More by virinow
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-16-2011 02:22:13 | More by victory4me
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,503 ratings.