Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)

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3,752 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,752
Reviews: 1,111
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 145
Gots: 713 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 7/4/14

A almost clear amber with some fine sediment, thumbs width of tan foam hangs around for ages leaving 4 distinct rings followed by random patches, looks great

S heaps of caramel and toffee, candied cherries, brown sugar, sugar coated raisins, vanilla, leather, just a hint of oak and molasses

T slightly more oak and less of the caramels but still quite sweet, some hazelnut I didn't smell, some spice I can't place, tastes solid but I preferred the smell

M thick and syrupy, low carbonation but to be expected, no heat at all, my lips are stuck together, sweet woody finish

O the booze is invisible, quite drinkable for 10%er, lots of sweet malt and just a little barrel, well rounded stuff

I didn't expect to see this want of mine on the bottom shelf of a random store in Australia. If I didn't need to fly across the Pacific I might have grabbed a few to sit on.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,752 ratings.