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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

3,635 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,635
Reviews: 1,107
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 139
Gots: 685 | FT: 47
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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Still a 4, based on my previous rating... but with some notes. Poured a deep, transluscent amber, virtually no head, noticeable carbonation. Molasses, raisins, some wood, and a bit of booze on the nose. Really came together in the taste department. Dark fruit, oak, super clean and smooth, not overly sweet/molasses, etc., overall a really nice balance. The bitterness cuts in nicely without being overpowering. Medium body, covered the palate nicely, and had a really smooth finish. Just a strong example of a sipper that will put you in a luxurious state of mind. Get some.

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Dark brown in appearance with some light getting in around the edges. Less than a finger of head even with a vigorous pour, and it fades rather quickly. The nose is rather imposing with molasses, sweet malt, burnt sugar, coconut, toasted oats, and oak. The same profile comes out in the taste along with some raisin and fruity esters. It's reminiscent of a Belgian dubbel but overly boozy. Not much of a hop presence here: this is all malt. Carbonation is low and the body is medium.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,635 ratings.