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Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Curmudgeon's Better HalfFounders Curmudgeon's Better Half

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905 Ratings
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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 394
Gots: 375 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

Old ale aged in bourbon barrels previously used for Michigan maple syrup.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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4.14/5  rDev -3.9%

@ Sam’s

Getting one of the last pours, my glass was on the murky side, but still retained an attractive creamy froth on top. Interesting mélange of aromas: bourbon barrel, coconut, warm toasty malts, vanilla, caramel, maple, fruit esters, and licorice. Surprisingly smooth, even flavor that stays out of cloying territory. Only a slight maple presence ties things together…bourbon, tea, figs, dates, and a surprising green sort of character that’s hard to pin down. Smooth and chewy, drying out into the finish. I think this must be in its sweet spot right now. No overt booziness, super smooth and even flavors, just a very pleasant experience all around. I only wish I got there a half hour earlier so I didn’t get the last glass, but I’m just glad I got to try it.

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Virginia

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.