Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half - Founders Brewing Company
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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
4.56/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
04-26-2013 00:42:17 | More by mnphish
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.