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Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Curmudgeon's Better HalfFounders Curmudgeon's Better Half

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904 Ratings
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Ratings: 904
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 392
Gots: 374 | 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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bespin15

Washington

5/5  rDev +16%

06-23-2013 00:57:47 | More by bespin15
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alex021224

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-17-2013 18:09:27 | More by alex021224
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-16-2013 04:20:03 | More by anhigdon
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-16-2013 01:03:30 | More by BarrytheBear
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-15-2013 04:19:05 | More by ElGallo
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-13-2013 20:17:07 | More by djre4orm
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-13-2013 06:46:00 | More by HopsMatt
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-12-2013 16:44:56 | More by Gotti311
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-12-2013 01:26:22 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.59/5  rDev +6.5%

A: Tawny caramel hue with a thin film of a head and okay lacing considering the style

S: A lot of anise and bourbon and oak and maple syrup; this is boozy and malty and sweet and I cannot wait

T: This is brilliant: dark fruits, maple, anise, oak, bourbon, damn this is so so good

F: Creamy, medium body--such a good mouth feel

O: This is so damn good: bourbon in the finish and a ton of maple and just a bit of anise which strangely brings it together; God, I really love this

06-11-2013 18:40:03 | More by dbossman
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goblin7704

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-11-2013 17:06:11 | More by goblin7704
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-09-2013 18:40:05 | More by DanGeo
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%

Bottle from burg. Thanks! Pours a hazy dark reddish brown with minimal cream colored head. Big bourbon maple vanilla aroma, some interesting spice notes, and sweet sweet malt. Flavor follows with a sweet vanilla maple and very subdued bourbon. Again an unexpected spicy kick toward the end here. This seems to have held up well (though did not have it fresh). Very smooth with a nice alcohol warmth. Medium low carbonation, and really drinks like a barley wine. This is excellent, despite not being a huge fan of the regular curmudgeon. I would probably take this over Sucaba. Yum. Now I just need to find a Blushing Monk to complete the set!

06-08-2013 22:39:50 | More by BMMillsy
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dnb128

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-08-2013 14:37:28 | More by dnb128
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riemster

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-04-2013 04:47:20 | More by riemster
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Spaten454

Louisiana

4.73/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

06-04-2013 04:46:38 | More by Spaten454
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-04-2013 02:08:19 | More by OleDixie
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Rihup

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

06-04-2013 01:28:55 | More by Rihup
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Lucho

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-28-2013 06:14:47 | More by Lucho
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Valleyview06

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-24-2013 23:00:23 | More by Valleyview06
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bkonk10

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16%

05-22-2013 01:54:22 | More by bkonk10
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-22-2013 00:56:09 | More by mikeincharleston
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dcloeren

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-21-2013 21:32:35 | More by dcloeren
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-21-2013 02:01:08 | More by ackeeper
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 904 ratings.