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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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3,452 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,452
Reviews: 1,095
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 133
Gots: 622 | 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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Ratings: 3,452 | Reviews: 1,095 | Display Reviews Only:
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Huntzor

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-04-2014 04:25:44 | More by Huntzor
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-04-2014 04:25:27 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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DrewRPS

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-04-2014 02:29:10 | More by DrewRPS
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-04-2014 00:23:48 | More by TempeBeerMan
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-04-2014 00:09:26 | More by georgiaboy8686
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leaks

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-03-2014 20:38:33 | More by leaks
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Fr33fall


4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

08-03-2014 20:29:38 | More by Fr33fall
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suckaj

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-03-2014 17:53:40 | More by suckaj
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-02-2014 23:42:05 | More by Giggy
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Dorbeck

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-02-2014 18:45:37 | More by Dorbeck
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elliott1184

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-02-2014 17:56:38 | More by elliott1184
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sebaastionb

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-02-2014 01:23:20 | More by sebaastionb
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MaxPowers

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-01-2014 18:28:13 | More by MaxPowers
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Getalegup

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-31-2014 23:22:02 | More by Getalegup
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Westyn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-31-2014 15:31:19 | More by Westyn
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Thepleasantimbiber

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-31-2014 05:48:03 | More by Thepleasantimbiber
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-31-2014 04:34:18 | More by BarrelAgedG
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justincourts

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

07-31-2014 00:40:48 | More by justincourts
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rhynosorus

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-30-2014 22:56:12 | More by rhynosorus
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-30-2014 21:13:01 | More by brotherloco
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ryanflc

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-30-2014 12:18:28 | More by ryanflc
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illiniipa

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-30-2014 01:45:11 | More by illiniipa
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arizcards

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%

Picked up a single at Total Wine at the end of April for $3.49. Could not determine the bottled date.

Beer poured mahogeny orange with a smallish off white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is malty sweet, hints of molasses.

Taste was alcohol warming right off the bat, huge malt backbone in which the molasses complements nicely. Enough hopping is present to prevent this from being cloying.

Mouthfeel is big and smooth.

Overall this fits the Old Ale style of brew with the big alcohol bite up front and the big flavors as well. A little mis-cast in the spring release mode but tasty nonetheless.

07-30-2014 01:06:26 | More by arizcards
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%

12oz bottle into a snifter
Bottled on: none, must have rubbed off

A: Pours a dark copper, nearly brown with just under 1 fingers width of tan head. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate and leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Tart apples, candied sugar, molasses, subtle caramel. Interesting, but not terribly complex.

T: Pretty big sweetness with caramel, candied sugar, and molasses. Some cocoa and oak notes. Subtle bitterness. Taste is more like an old ale than the aroma, and is quite good.

M/D: Medium bodied, a bit thinner than I anticipated. Carbonation on the heavier end. ABV is very well masked and drinkability is good.

O: Good, not great but certainly worth a drink. And with its mass availability its probably something I will visit a couple times a year.

07-30-2014 00:41:03 | More by zac16125
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styleisking

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-29-2014 14:59:01 | More by styleisking
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,452 ratings.