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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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90
outstanding

3,452 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,452
Reviews: 1,095
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 133
Gots: 623 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-13-2014 20:19:44 | More by PopnLoads
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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DrewSimm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

01-11-2014 06:53:22 | More by DrewSimm
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tviz33

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-10-2014 22:42:19 | More by tviz33
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bauermj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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jscheuf

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.64/5  rDev +15.4%

Poured into tulip; translucent orange red with a moderate white head that fades quickly into a nice layer of foam with a bubble ring.
Smells of nutty sweet malt, raisins, sweet bread, chocolate, molasses, oak, light bourbon, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla.
Taste is soft sweet bread malt, barrel character of oak, bourbon, and vanilla...molasses, brown sugar and some earthy hops ghosting in at the end.
Mouthfeel is smooth and thick and sticky.
Overall, very nice brew as I'd expect from Founders. Malty, los of barrel character, and you'd never know it's 9.8%.

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New York

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New York

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Maryland

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California

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Alabama

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,452 ratings.