Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev -7.7%
Not too sure how many Old Ales I have had...
Looks good, deep copper body, one finger head... Immediately into sweet aromas and taste, almost like a cross between a Quad and an English strong ale. Lots of brown sugar and malts and yes molasses. Really quite sweet overall. The alcohol comes thru... Was not aware of the high ABV but on drinking port notes are evident, as is alcohol burn. Unwelcome slightly astringent note on back palate.
Odd in some ways, tho, almost like a base strong beer had a ton of sugar added. Very late.
One to cellar methinks.
01-25-2014 10:46:19 | More by heygeebee
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]
The pour was a murky caramel brown with a slight reddish hue and an average (1-2 fingers) off white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit (raisons & cherries), oak cask and a little above mild scent of alcohol.
The taste was malty sweet with a decent touch of caramel and toffee early on, and then progressed with a mild yeast presence, a light fruitiness, a hint of oak and had a sweet alcohol finish. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, with the malty sweetness and a slight alcohol warming left to linger on the taste buds a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and syrupy in texture with a nice soft carbonation.
Overall what is there to be said but 'This brewer does it again". This is a really good brew, with a great balance and awesome taste...
01-23-2014 19:02:41 | More by KajII
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,482 ratings.