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Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half - Founders Brewing Company

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917 Ratings
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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 405
Gots: 377 | 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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1/5  rDev -76.8%

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1/5  rDev -76.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -47.8%

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2.6/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I had such high expectations for this one. It looks exactly like Curmudgeon, but thats where the similarities end. Curmudgeon had a nice balance, but Better Half goes over the top with sweet. Theres way too much maple syrup for my tastes. I couldnt get past the sweetness, its so sweet its dry like rock or candied sugar.

I wish I had more to say, and the hype should be great, but not so much.

VncentLIFE, Apr 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.95/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Old Curmudgeon aged in maple bourbon barrels. 750 from 2012 release split among three. Thanks Dan!

Clear dark amber with not much of a head or retention. Weird aroma dominated by cough syrup, cloying sweetness, rose water and spice. Tastes sweet, slightly bitter and boozy. Silky and coating with a medium body and medium carbonation. Very very meh.

4, 2, 3, 4, 3

tewaris, Apr 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.