Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - Founders Brewing Company

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

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3,754 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,754
Reviews: 1,112
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: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in appearance with some light getting in around the edges. Less than a finger of head even with a vigorous pour, and it fades rather quickly. The nose is rather imposing with molasses, sweet malt, burnt sugar, coconut, toasted oats, and oak. The same profile comes out in the taste along with some raisin and fruity esters. It's reminiscent of a Belgian dubbel but overly boozy. Not much of a hop presence here: this is all malt. Carbonation is low and the body is medium.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a snifter.
Nice medium copper color, clear and with moderate head. Solid lacing.
Aromas are mild, sweet, some alcohol and decent malt backbone present.
Taste is nice. Definitely a good deal of molasses flavor but without being too sweet. Lots of good oak in here as well. Alcohol is there but much less than I was expecting.
My favorite part of the beer was the mouthfeel, a touch syrupy, a touch chewy. Perfect carbonation.
Overall, this was a much easier drinking beer than I was expecting! :)

Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,754 ratings.