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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
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3,387 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,387
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 128
Gots: 609 | FT: 44
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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Ratings: 3,387 | Reviews: 1,088 | Display Reviews Only:
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weezarc

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-26-2014 21:24:32 | More by weezarc
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danmouer

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Curmudgeon is a beautifully richand balanced example of the old ale/barleywine class of big brews. This is a beer to share with someone special on Christmas Eve. The ony things I feel might improve it a bit would be a touch of Brett and/or a few years of cellar aging.

Sweet, rich, aromatic, hugely malty but balanced by a generous spine of 50 IBUs of hops. I really plan tbo lay several of these down and drag them out in deep winter to warm my soul.

I am not a big fan of this style of beer, but this one is remarkable. Founders has done it right.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 20:13:29 | More by danmouer
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MIbeer27

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-26-2014 19:17:58 | More by MIbeer27
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Lorihall1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-26-2014 18:09:48 | More by Lorihall1
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-26-2014 05:04:02 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Chilly_E

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-25-2014 19:50:06 | More by Chilly_E
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Thereformedtheo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-25-2014 18:44:01 | More by Thereformedtheo
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Tyecko

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2014 15:52:48 | More by Tyecko
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Fellysmarts

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2014 10:44:26 | More by Fellysmarts
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Will_Rivera

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2014 08:13:01 | More by Will_Rivera
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slym

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This beer... this is something special. Just cracking the bottle, I could sense fruits, malt, & hops. Nose was the same on the pour, wth a finger-width head that dissipated to a thin film after a minute or so. The first sip... it was like Bacchus poured his best beer right in my mouth himself. The first thing that hit me was dark fruits, fig & plum and dark berry. Then, vanilla and molasses rush up on the palate, with the whole thing finishing with both malty sweetness and a slight hoppy bite.

This beer is amazing... truly a well-crafted and nicely balanced (for a sweeter beer) beer.

A must-buy!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 03:43:24 | More by slym
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-25-2014 02:39:23 | More by Kevinpitts
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2014 02:13:06 | More by ToddBeans
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LostHighway

Maine

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2014 00:07:57 | More by LostHighway
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jds16

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-24-2014 02:38:43 | More by jds16
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atorres

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-24-2014 00:40:51 | More by atorres
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Omar32


4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-24-2014 00:15:07 | More by Omar32
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split_element

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-23-2014 23:24:45 | More by split_element
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Links41

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-23-2014 19:50:32 | More by Links41
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SoxFan

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-23-2014 14:51:55 | More by SoxFan
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-23-2014 13:45:08 | More by Chuffbomb
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BuzzFee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-23-2014 13:21:29 | More by BuzzFee
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cruzmissile72

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-23-2014 13:14:58 | More by cruzmissile72
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wakeuptothesun

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-23-2014 04:33:41 | More by wakeuptothesun
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-22-2014 22:23:54 | More by ralphw56
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,387 ratings.