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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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RPH2327

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-18-2014 20:15:50 | More by RPH2327
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PG2G

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-18-2014 02:45:59 | More by PG2G
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NorCalAussie

California

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

08-17-2014 18:14:55 | More by NorCalAussie
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mjforres

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

08-17-2014 11:55:59 | More by mjforres
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McBraniel

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-17-2014 03:41:47 | More by McBraniel
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PonyUp

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

08-17-2014 03:28:51 | More by PonyUp
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bet1212

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-16-2014 15:26:14 | More by bet1212
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-16-2014 04:55:54 | More by jjwisenheimer
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domfreego

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

A great beer that gets better with age, so cellar a few if you can.

Spice, fruit, and oak wash over you palate and very well balanced in this beer.

As other have mentioned the carbonation level is surprising low, the best thing I can compare its level to is that of a firkin aged beer.

08-15-2014 16:51:52 | More by domfreego
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ComatoseGI


3.84/5  rDev -4.2%

08-15-2014 03:34:51 | More by ComatoseGI
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KevinL

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-15-2014 01:20:29 | More by KevinL
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Rothobinide

California

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

08-15-2014 00:24:18 | More by Rothobinide
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Benh777


4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-14-2014 23:08:16 | More by Benh777
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nightfly9


4.76/5  rDev +18.7%

08-14-2014 02:29:59 | More by nightfly9
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19%

08-13-2014 15:13:19 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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JeffONeal

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

08-12-2014 19:41:00 | More by JeffONeal
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aklude

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -19%

08-12-2014 10:53:50 | More by aklude
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-12-2014 04:44:15 | More by CDCNAM
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-12-2014 03:04:07 | More by bump8628
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%

A wispy tan head covers this brown brew and some orange hues peek through.

Aroma is rich with brown sugar, cherry, and spice. Just as expected, and just right so far.

So flavorful with an abundance of ripened dark fruits, yeast, candy and spice followed by a striking alcohol heat, supporting bitterness and fleeting notes of vinegar in the end.

A potent, full-bodied, creamy sipper for finishing things off (whatever those things may be) on the right note.

08-12-2014 01:10:57 | More by stephens101
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spoony

Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%

From a 355 ml bottle into a snifter.

A-The beer is a reddish copper hue. There is no head, just a film of nearly-white foam and a spotty collar. The beer is still in appearance with a slight chill haze. Looks good.

S-The aroma is sweet with some apple juice complementing the malty caramel and toffee flavors. I can detect a bit of vanilla as well. Hops provide a bit of citrusy twang, but they are mostly background noise. Alcohol is well hidden here.

T-The taste is also sweet with golden raisin, apple juice, caramel, toffee, and vanilla. There is a bit more leafy, hoppy bite on the middle of my palate than the smell would indicate. The taste is a touch boozy with spicy, warming alcohol providing a nice long finish.

M-The feel is medium in body with a slightly syrupy taste and below-average strength carbonation.

O-This is a very solid old ale. The smell is plain, but the taste is more complex and provides more depth thanks to the more assertive hop flavors and kick of alcohol spice. The sweetness levels are high here, so I don't think I could drink a lot of this, but it makes for a fine dessert-type beer.

08-11-2014 04:03:59 | More by spoony
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goochpunch

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours out a deep reddish caramel with a thin ring of bubbles around the top of the beer. Smells strongly of brown sugar and dried fruits. Lots of fig and date. Flavor is big on brown sugar, dried fruits, cinnamon, vanilla, with a touch of coffee. Carbonation is soft. Body is full. This is delicious and very British.

08-11-2014 02:06:14 | More by goochpunch
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vickival

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-10-2014 21:58:03 | More by vickival
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ReadingRambler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-10-2014 18:03:14 | More by ReadingRambler
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BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-10-2014 00:21:59 | More by BraveMountie
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,503 ratings.