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Curmudgeon | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Think classic seafaring ports, local pubs and weathered old fishermen. This old ale is brewed with molasses and an insane focus on the malt bill. Then Oak-Aged. The result is a rich, malty delight that's deceptively smooth and drinkable.

50 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,120
Reviews:
1,347
Ratings:
4,835
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
227
Gots:
1,186
Trade:
50
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Ratings: 4,835 |  Reviews: 1,347
Photo of Eychung
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nruhlig
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Burnt orange in color with a nice light tan head. Update: the 2nd 12oz bottle was much flatter, headless. Pleasant aroma of molasses, plum & alcohol. Taste is bitter sweet. Nice flavor: plum, raisin, molasses,alcohol, brown sugar, oak flavors & malt. Medium viscousity. Excellent.

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Photo of MercInc
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Having lived in Great Britain for 4 years, I have a taste for English and, particularly Scottish ales and stouts. This is a full bodied brew that is very smooth drinking.

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Photo of Djoneil
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught 8oz snifter at the Brass Tap here in Baltimore. Definitely, prefer this to the "...Better Half", and even the Smuttynose "Really Old Brown Dog". Nice color with a head that eventually disapates leaving a nice ring. Malty smell & taste with a smooth feel that hides an alcohol punch.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into Tulip
Bottled on 12/30/16 2 years old
Pours a deep red almost brown with thin tan head
Aroma is caramel, oak, and yeast
Taste follows the nose with a big malty start intense but not overly sweet caramel, golden raisin, yeast undertones, followed by oaky dryness and subtle bitter finish
The feel is medium-to-full bodied, syrupy feel, but has a medicinal dryness as well
Overall, I did not have this beer fresh (only bought it 'aged' recently) but this a super balanced complex easy drinking sipper, I'm really glad to have found this.

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Photo of M_chav
3.29/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gadzook
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottyshades
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SAdamsdrinker
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rarigney
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby orange color . Just above a nedium body , just below average carbonation with an overall nice feel .
Aroma is dark fruit, malty, molasses, a little floral candy like smell.
Taste is definitely dark fruit and molasses first. Mild hoppy bitterness shows up in the middle and lingers in the aftertaste. There's a sweetness that is pleasant and not overpowering that works well with the mild hop bitterness.
Overall a great beer, can only have one at a time but its definitely worth trying

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.77/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NappyB
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours deep rusty burnt amber color with nice tan head, lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma - Big whiff of sweet molasses, big caramel malts, plum, fig, raisin, burnt sugar and oak.

Taste - Nose is much sweeter than the well balanced taste. combination of sweetness from molasses, brown sugar rich maltiness. Nice barrel coming through, great dark fruit plum and fig. Such well balanced flavors.

Feel - Medium bodied, creamy slightly warming feel other than that the alcohol is well hidden.

Overall - Just a well done old ale, great flavors well balanced and really easy drinking.

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Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of s1h
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A month or so ago I had one of the last one of these, aged two or three years. That one held up very well. Further, I remember liking all of the ones I had previously (fresh or aged).

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Photo of Houborg1
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eleimbach
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Curmudgeon from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4,835 ratings