Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half - Founders Brewing Company
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4.56/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
On tap in MPLS at Pracna on Main on 4/25/13. Reviewed from fresh memory and a few notes.
It pours a very appealing caramel orange with little to no head, relatively hazy, just a very bright and warming hue.
It smells of tamed down bourbon and maple, followed by oak, vanilla, brown sugar, booze, and sweet dry fruit. Very inviting.
The taste follows nicely with a huge malt body, and sweet sugar fruits. The maple and bourbon aren't perhaps as big and dominating as i'd like, although it allows for more base beer flavor. Very impressive.
Medium body, light carbonation, massive oak, and light warming. Although the consensus is that this beer is on the downslope, I think it's drinking fantastic now and I bet it still tastes amazing in a few years.
Serving type: on-tap
04-26-2013 00:42:17 | More by mnphish
District of Columbia
4.15/5 rDev -3.7%
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
4.24/5 rDev -1.6%
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
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
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