Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half - Founders Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a deep, dark burnt orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger, frothy yellowish-beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet boozy aroma with a pretty strong barrel presence. Lots of earthy oak, maple and bourbon along with some leathery malts, toffee and hazelnut. Oak is strongest element which is surprising. As it warns, the molasses character comes out and meshes nicely with the maple. Still, the nose is surprisingly a bit bland with too strong of an oak presence for my liking.
Medium bodied with lots of boozy heat and a strong barrel presence. Dominant dry oak flavor with booze and sweet maple notes. Underneath, there is some more booze and leathery malt. Sweetness kicks in as it warns with hints of toffee, caramel and hazelnut. Dry and spicy with subtle molasses. Still pretty hot however and a bit harsh. 6oz is plenty.
Serving type: on-tap
06-25-2012 19:57:59 | More by corby112
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.