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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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90
outstanding

3,269 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,269
Reviews: 1,083
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 122
Gots: 583 | FT: 42
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: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled April 6, 2012. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber orange color with less than a finger of an off white, cream colored head. Head dissipates quickly to a thin collar. Body is very hazy with epic amount of suspended sediment floating in the glass.

Smell: Dark fruit, caramel, toffee, bourbon, oak, butterscotch, figs, vanilla and booze.

Taste: Follows the nose, with caramel, bourbon and oaky vanilla notes being the most present. Dark fruit and a toasted breadiness come out more in the finish. From start to finish there are lots of sweet malts which are balanced nicely by a noticeable, but not overpowering alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slightly syrupy, sticky mouthfeel. Medium carbonation is just right.

Overall: Some age (1+ year) mellowed this out quite a bit, but this is still a sipper for sure. As far as old ales go, this isn't the best but it's a damn good one.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,269 ratings.