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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
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3,388 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,388
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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Kaveman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-26-2013 02:31:00 | More by Kaveman
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mc4z

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-25-2013 21:43:47 | More by mc4z
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Roberto11232

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-25-2013 19:22:00 | More by Roberto11232
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RinZo

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-25-2013 00:42:40 | More by RinZo
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-24-2013 20:46:10 | More by Lamdawg420
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OptionParalysis

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-23-2013 18:28:30 | More by OptionParalysis
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

3-4 year old bottle, not much head or lacing. Muddy, tudor brown body. Aroma includes brown sugar, raisin, date, vanilla. Taste includes all of these flavors and a slight hint of alcohol heat. Delicious in every way, one of the best old ales I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 00:55:07 | More by KickbacksSteve
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wd40

New York

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reddish orange color. Smells sweet with a bit of hop. Definitely different than an English style old ale, but very good. Taste is surprisingly bitter. Ends up being like a barelywine. Very good taste. Just not what I expected from my experience drinking English style old ales. Mouthfeel is fantastic. The carbonation is really where this beer shines. It gives it a creamy and viscous feel. Overall it's good!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 03:31:56 | More by wd40
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detrockcitey

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-22-2013 00:20:31 | More by detrockcitey
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

08-21-2013 12:18:54 | More by MightiestBeard
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-19-2013 21:19:43 | More by mtbdonn
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-19-2013 14:16:43 | More by dcguitar
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-18-2013 22:36:56 | More by chrishensley
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TysonA

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-18-2013 14:52:55 | More by TysonA
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dharmabum1102

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-18-2013 03:49:44 | More by dharmabum1102
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-17-2013 23:33:03 | More by BigTrubble
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-17-2013 20:58:30 | More by StubFaceJoe
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speak72

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-17-2013 14:23:56 | More by speak72
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-15-2013 23:21:56 | More by VBWharfRat
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-15-2013 15:31:22 | More by jgunther71
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Dracarys

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-15-2013 14:38:53 | More by Dracarys
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allenson21

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-15-2013 14:04:29 | More by allenson21
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is reddish-brown in colour, with a small to moderately sized off-white head. Head fades quickly, but good lacing.

Nose contains molasses, oak, malt, toffee and a bit of dark fruit. The molasses and oak are strongest.

Taste also strongly contains molasses and oak. Burnt toffee, herbal flavours (I want to say juniper). Very "tree-like". Some booziness.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Astringent and a bit oily.

Overall, good, though not great. The molasses is a bit strong for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 01:32:34 | More by jrenihan
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Have had a few bottles of this already, but am just now getting around to putting my thoughts into bytes.... 12 oz bottle, into a small tulip...

A hard pour into the glass produces a deep mahogany hued bier. It has a little bit of haze, and the head is quite creamy, fine, and light tan in color. It sits at about 1/4" before ebbing to a thin layer, and lacing is good. It smells fairly boozy, along with some toffee and bourbonish qualities. It is silky-smooth, and the body is medium-plus.

The flavor has a good amount of malty sweetness, with caramel, toffee and molasses quite noticeable. You can also get a taste of what the wood contributes here, too. I also get intimations of rum-soaked brown-bread. There is earthy hoppiness here as well, while the finish exhibits some alcoholic heat. Pretty good, in small doses! Prosit!

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1588

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 21:53:06 | More by Bierman9
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-14-2013 20:39:31 | More by closisinthehouse
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,388 ratings.