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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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3,503 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,503
Reviews: 1,099
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 137
Gots: 631 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-10-2013 18:38:02 | More by DersOne
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-10-2013 16:42:36 | More by AngusOg
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sunofneurot

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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jw1978

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Gasc0igne

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Pennsylvania

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12-07-2013 05:39:47 | More by Ian_Alexander
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Michigan

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Michigan

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CloudStrife

New York

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled 01/18/13.

A: Pours a hazy amber ruby with a mostly white head. Too opaque to see any visible carbonation. Leaves some spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Malt forward beer with a nice oak quality. Sweetness from the molasses. Roasted malts give off some fruit like qualities.

T: Mellow brew with a well balanced flavor. Starts off with some sweetness, then the malts come in to say hello. Still a touch of alcohol on the backend after 10months.

M: Medium body with a creamy aspect to it. Low carbonation with a smooth finish. Can be a bit hot fresh.

Overall a solid beer that can be enjoyed by all types of beer lovers. Molasses adds some sweetness to counteract the bold malt flavor while oak comes in to mellow it all out.

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Illinois

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ADZA

Australia

3.56/5  rDev -11.2%

I've come a long way and looking at the other reviews I thought I give this guy another go and it pours a reddish copper hue with a creamy one finger head,the smell is quite sweet it's molasses,honey,oak and hidden underneath there is a piney hop bitterness,the mouthfeel is full bodied with minimal carbonation and could use just a touch more I feel and on taste it's definitely an old ale with hints of molasses,caramel,bitter old hops,a residing pine bitterness and finished with nice hit of oak that is quite subdued and works well and overall it's one of those beers that's nice but not something ill come back and revisit like breakfast stout or all day IPA cheers.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,503 ratings.