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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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893 Ratings
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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 384
Gots: 371 | 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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New York

4/5  rDev -7.2%

12-14-2013 14:45:04 | More by sfr26
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -47.8%

12-12-2013 14:06:22 | More by Sarge3130
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

12-10-2013 23:13:02 | More by threedaggers
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

12-05-2013 23:53:40 | More by Beerandboards
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Rion

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

12-04-2013 22:04:57 | More by Rion
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

12-04-2013 17:47:14 | More by pearljam118
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13%

12-04-2013 15:54:43 | More by ToddThompson
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

12-02-2013 14:58:11 | More by pisano
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bound4er

Wisconsin

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
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cogitodp

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-26-2013 00:47:58 | More by cogitodp
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Troville1990

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-25-2013 02:33:39 | More by Troville1990
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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-24-2013 16:11:55 | More by Jaysmittyland
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-23-2013 23:14:01 | More by BColton1
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-22-2013 00:38:44 | More by bcrossan
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-16-2013 07:44:33 | More by rab53
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-12-2013 00:40:11 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-12-2013 00:39:51 | More by Lare453
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-04-2013 01:47:20 | More by jarrgal
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

11-02-2013 23:40:27 | More by ChrisMon02
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-26-2013 03:52:45 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-21-2013 15:11:16 | More by FrankHammer
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bevoduz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-14-2013 03:20:37 | More by bevoduz
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kevwcamp

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-13-2013 18:39:52 | More by kevwcamp
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-29-2013 03:04:22 | More by BAsbill
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
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