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Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon
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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 22
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Rebranded as Curmudgeon's Better Half.

(Beer added by: TCgoalie on 07-10-2010)
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4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at founders day. Keg dated 20?? (not kidding)

Great appearance for an old ale. A Little lighter than I thought but very thick and syrupy. Smell is huge bourbon with a little of the Carmel coming through. Taste is amazing...follows the nose with the bourbon first and the carnal again right behind. Can taste the "old" flavor as well. Very boozy for being at least 2-3 years old. Mouthful is where this feel short. Good but not as thick as the look appeared. Overall a great beer and glad I finally got to try it. Wish they would bring this out again!

cardsfan, Aug 18, 2013
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tdmccarthy, Feb 21, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very excited to have a shot at this one. 2010 keg tapped at Kelleher's for the Barrel Aged event on February 16th, 2013. 12 oz. served in a goblet.

A - Extremely murky, toffee-brown color. Looks like a slightly thicker Bruery anniversary release, akin to Cuir or Coton. Marginal retention or lacing.

S - Damn goblets mute everything. Caramelized sugar, allspice, and honey cake.

T - Holy caramel batman. This exudes Werther's originals. Huge molasses and maple chips. Underlying oak and further toffee through the backend. Really whoops regular Curmudgeon's ass.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, lightly-dry barrel finish.

D - I've still not come across a chance to try Curmudgeon's Better Half, but I imagine that Founders stayed true to the original recipe. If so, it's as east a recommendation as this is. I doubt I'll try it again, and that's a bit depressing.

Auracom, Feb 19, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a keg of 2011, tasted in April 2012.

Half a finger of offwhite head, and ahazy medium brown body. Decent lace.

Nose drips with malt, bourbon, and a trace of maple syrup.

Magnificent bourbon taste with maple richness. The base is so sweet, it's the booziness and the tang of the maple that offer balance, but it's still quite sweet and rich. The only bitterness is maple wood. Maple syrup finish works well while still being super rich.

Mouthfeel is big and thick, like pancakes.

Really pretty great, but *very* sweet and rich.

zaphodchak, May 09, 2012
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Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.