Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half - Founders Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
4.15/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
04-17-2013 05:31:07 | More by pmarlowe
4.24/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
04-12-2013 03:23:38 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.63/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours copper with suspended solids and a razor thin head. Smells of bourbon, brown sugar and maple. Taste is bourbon heavy and sweet with mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation. Aftertaste is lingering bourbony bitterness.
This is a fantastic beer. The original is very good, and the bourbon aging just puts it over the top.
03-30-2013 02:58:18 | More by JohnQVD
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.