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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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905 Ratings
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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 395
Gots: 375 | FT: 17
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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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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Chugger

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-21-2013 03:24:48 | More by Chugger
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-21-2013 02:01:08 | More by ackeeper
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-20-2013 14:29:45 | More by InspectorBob
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-19-2013 01:24:37 | More by kbuzz
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-19-2013 00:38:51 | More by Photekut
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2013 18:23:12 | More by itsthepleats
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myersk27

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-17-2013 03:44:03 | More by myersk27
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gueuzegossage

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-15-2013 05:08:27 | More by gueuzegossage
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-13-2013 17:01:51 | More by BMart
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-13-2013 03:06:35 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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yadehtsiyadot

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +14.8%

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.

05-12-2013 04:43:51 | More by yadehtsiyadot
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stevec32

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-10-2013 00:20:15 | More by stevec32
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-09-2013 05:45:49 | More by beernads
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.4%

05-08-2013 03:28:14 | More by tommyguz
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chrisp450

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-05-2013 14:55:16 | More by chrisp450
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-05-2013 00:31:58 | More by brandoman63
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.