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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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3,874 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,874
Reviews: 1,134
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 156
Gots: 773 | 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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Copper with red-orange highlights. Not quite two fingers worth of foam, while lacing is there but spotty. Malt-forward aroma with pretty good oak character. There's not the big, bold oak and vanilla you get from a Bourbon barrel aged Old Ale, but a woody, oaky character is present. Some cherry and vanilla notes.

Strong, but not boozy; sweet, but still quite balanced. Oak is noticeable on the finish. Mouthfeel is soft without being thin or flat. Very tame carbonation. Toffee, maybe some butterscotch going on. While there's not a lot of flavor complexity, the balance is spot on and the oak-aging shows very well.

A typically strong showing from Founders. Definitely worth a try.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,874 ratings.