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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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896 Ratings
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Ratings: 896
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 383
Gots: 372 | 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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LockeSD

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-25-2013 20:53:26 | More by LockeSD
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supa0525

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-21-2013 16:08:13 | More by supa0525
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swtchuck

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2013 15:25:15 | More by swtchuck
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Scoot1969 for this. Tulip glass.

A: Barely a shimmer of tan colored head, leaving just a thin ring over a deep caramel body. Very good clarity, no lacing, and decent retention.

S: Dark fruit and spice, this smells like Christmas. Herbal, grassy honey, mint, caramel. Loads of syrupy molasses. A little alcohol burn. The barrel character is quite tame, but the nose exhibits excellent complexity.

T: Sweet, syrup-like molasses, vanilla, rich caramel, a bit of alcohol and bourbon, Andes candies, with a little hop bitterness on the finish. Lots of chocolate mint… interesting.

M: Full bodied, medium-light, soft carbonation.

O: The overriding flavor is very prominent vanilla-infused, minty syrup. Pretty unusual and good complexity, which makes this good slow sipper, but probably limits how much of this you could drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 05:31:07 | More by pmarlowe
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-16-2013 18:58:51 | More by cadaugherty
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jpatton0127

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-14-2013 15:12:09 | More by jpatton0127
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Dyalango

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-13-2013 05:35:14 | More by Dyalango
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 3.29.13

A - Pours a dark carmel brown with a small light tan head with good retention.

S - Bourbon, maple, molasses. As advertised.

T - Rich carmel and toffee, then some licorice, bourbon and oak in the finish.

D - Heavier body with good carbonation.

O - Lots of bourbon and molasses make this a sweet carmel bourbon delight.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 03:23:38 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-11-2013 02:13:40 | More by Atomicskis5
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-08-2013 23:48:49 | More by Kerrie
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claaark13

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-07-2013 23:31:16 | More by claaark13
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-05-2013 23:07:05 | More by Pinknuggets
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vthippie

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-04-2013 03:40:43 | More by vthippie
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2013 17:54:00 | More by fredmugs
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azdback

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-01-2013 03:03:46 | More by azdback
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2013 00:59:00 | More by CB_Crowe
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Summer78

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-31-2013 22:07:06 | More by Summer78
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brendan4532

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-30-2013 06:46:26 | More by brendan4532
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JohnQVD

New York

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper with suspended solids and a razor thin head. Smells of bourbon, brown sugar and maple. Taste is bourbon heavy and sweet with mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation. Aftertaste is lingering bourbony bitterness.

This is a fantastic beer. The original is very good, and the bourbon aging just puts it over the top.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 02:58:18 | More by JohnQVD
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kell50

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-30-2013 02:07:31 | More by kell50
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rhoadester69

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-25-2013 21:55:38 | More by rhoadester69
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jsteele

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-25-2013 12:06:52 | More by jsteele
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-23-2013 20:21:19 | More by JamesShoemaker
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-23-2013 19:18:00 | More by Sparky44
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-22-2013 02:30:55 | More by AndrewKroll
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 896 ratings.