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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: 3,872
Reviews: 1,134
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 156
Gots: 771 | FT: 46
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Deep burnt orange color. The pour dropped a great two finger head that left nice lace.

A: Very interesting. I get notes of oak, cane sugar, caramel, vanilla, and dirty muddy water. Earthy hops and grapefruit notes as well.

T: Caramel, vanilla, and oak. It is very sweet, and almost has a belgian quad sugary flavor. I get a touch of molasses but the flavor is dominated by sugar and wood. Very noticable alcohol heat.

M: Pretty heavy body, good amount of carbonation.

O: I am really on the fence with this one. I loved the way it looked and smelled, but the flavor fell a little short for me. Can't say anything bad about the beer, just not my cup of tea. Cheers.

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

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Appearance: A beautiful amber. White head dissipates to a thin layer with poor lacing. Not really what I expect from the style.

Smell: Its sweet, a little fruity perhaps pear? Sort of like a Belgian yeast? Not sure. The oak comes through a lot. The molasses is in very good balance with the oak. Just how it should be for this beer imo. For the style this is pretty good.

Taste: Follows the nose. More sweet than oak which is disappointing.

Mouthfeel: Light, sweet, low carbonation, low bitterness, goes down quick. Not what I would expect from the style so I'm going to score it lower. However, I find it very drinkable for the ABV, wow.

Overall: Not something I'd go out of my way for. However, if you haven't tried it before then don't pass it up!

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
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