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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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Ratings: 3,836
Reviews: 1,129
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 152
Gots: 750 | FT: 48
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-31-2005

Old ale brewed with molasses and oak-aged.

50 IBU
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is another one that was just consistent in all the five categories. Think "old"..."curmudgeon"....and "delicious". Founder's, as always, really nailed it with this one - the name and the five "senses" really matched up. Smell of biscuit, must, leather, sweat from the collar?...taste is just ....fantastic, very little sweetness that I prefer, but makes up for it with tangy, woody, bourbon-like feel. Not a heavy mouth, solid, but not heavy at all. For me, I didn't taste the alcohol at all, although the 9.8% indication made me hesitate to drink this at 5pm. Try it!!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber brown with a decent head, but very weak on the retention. Slight lacing.

The aroma is of candied sugars and raisins.

The taste lives up to the smell, but there's also a slight grassy and spicy hop presence. When fresh it tasted supremely balanced and smooth. After a little bit of age, it's even smoother, but it leans towards the sweetness a bit more. It almost tastes like honey with some age.

The mouthfeel is Medium full, and medium heavy, and fairly creamy on top of that. The finish is moderately dry and sticky.

Overall, this is one of the most smooth drinks I've had yet. The blending was done very tastefully. I prefer it fresh due to the more noticeable hop presence, but it's still a treat aged.

Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,836 ratings.