Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 938
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 405
Gots: 375 | FT: 15
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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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Sexy. Delicious. Aggressive. Had several fresh bottles and aged a bottle for my anniversary (I'm the curmudgeon, he's the better half). Wish I could have some more.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Two years old. Almost a mead, getting lots of honey and sorghum

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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.14/5  rDev -3.9%

@ Sam’s

Getting one of the last pours, my glass was on the murky side, but still retained an attractive creamy froth on top. Interesting mélange of aromas: bourbon barrel, coconut, warm toasty malts, vanilla, caramel, maple, fruit esters, and licorice. Surprisingly smooth, even flavor that stays out of cloying territory. Only a slight maple presence ties things together…bourbon, tea, figs, dates, and a surprising green sort of character that’s hard to pin down. Smooth and chewy, drying out into the finish. I think this must be in its sweet spot right now. No overt booziness, super smooth and even flavors, just a very pleasant experience all around. I only wish I got there a half hour earlier so I didn’t get the last glass, but I’m just glad I got to try it.

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

I enjoyed this beer on tap at Founders in 2012. Simply sublime. Perfect. It was the most delicious and complex beverage I have ever consumed...and I have tried virtually everything Founders has produced in the last three years.

Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 938 ratings.