Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half - Founders Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A. Cloudy, amber appearance with some noticeable floating pieces of gunk. Off white, fast breaking head.
S. Barrel influences of oak, vanilla, caramel, spice and pitted fruit. Very nice.
T. Potent stuff - oak, vanilla, caramel malt, alcohol - everything you'd expect from a barrel aged old ale. Finishes with a cherry infused, lingering bitterness.
M. Medium body with minimal carbonation. I would have liked a little more mouthfeel from this beer.
O. This is a strong effort from Founders though I am not a big fan of this style beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2013 22:25:44 | More by bound4er
4.19/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
so much flavor in this beauty from founders, the reigning king of huge brews. this takes the best features of the old ale, the molasses, the warming quality, and the depth of the malt bill, and amplifies it enormously. the bourbon does its typical thing, charcoal and vanilla and sweet booze, predictable. what isn't predictable here is the maple aspect. no I may personally be extremely partial to anything maple, but what it does to this beer is divine, that thin distinctive sugary flavor that is so unique really melds with the molasses flavors of the old ale and the vanilla from the bourbon. it is hotly alcoholic though, which hurts it for me, I want to pound on this and I cant or I will fall asleep or worse. still, its nicely carbonated and feels lighter than it is. classic depth of flavor, especially the maple, it adds an entirely different vibe to what was already a very good beer. this needs to be copied by other brewers, there is a lesson to be learned from this. its a landmark beer really. I could see it aging longer and improving further too.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2013 22:55:39 | More by StonedTrippin
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.