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Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half - Founders Brewing Company

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916 Ratings
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Ratings: 916
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

dnb128, Jun 08, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: it pours a burnt orange color with a small head that dissipates quickly. nice lacing. I had a lot of sediment in my pour.

S: Maple syrup, then bourbon. heaven. It smells exactly as you would think. everything blends together perfectly.

T: maple sweetness up front followed by a light bourbon in the end. Hints of caramel. nothing is overpowering. every flavor compliments the other. its not over sweet at all and the maple is fantastic.

M: Totally smooth, kinda slick like syrup. light carbonation. kinda coats the mouth.

O: Just a great beer. Def worth trying to score a bottle.

Spaten454, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

mikeincharleston, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

dcloeren, May 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Chugger, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

itsthepleats, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

myersk27, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

gueuzegossage, May 15, 2013
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BMart, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, May 13, 2013
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4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This forest is immensely dense. Foilage brushes against my legs as I make my way inward. I am at peace in this place. Light from beyond gleams through the trees, enveloping every blade of grass and every loose stick.

"This way", I hear a voice from the distance. Following it, I come across a great old maple tree. "What do you wish of me?" I question. "Share what I create by drinking from me", the old tree replies.

Reaching into my boot, I extract my pocket knife. Gently impaling the bark of the living wood, I open a prosperous floodgate. Scents of bourbon and maple encompass the forest. Pouring from the puncture is a beautiful, brown liquid.

"What is this?", I ponder. Reading my thoughts, the great maple replies, "This is you". "But I am me", I argue. "How can this be?" The old tree continues, "You are everything. But you divide yourself. You cut yourself in half, then quarters, then eigths, sixteenths, etc...forgetting what you truly are".

Confused, I bend down and take a gulp of the nectar. Everything is understood. This is me. This is my Better Half.

yadehtsiyadot, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

chrisp450, May 05, 2013
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 916 ratings.