Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)
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4.03/5
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4,789 Ratings
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-31-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,115
Reviews:
1,330
Ratings:
4,789
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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217
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Trade:
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A clear orange-red body showing ample carbonation fueling a thick and lacy off-white head.

Rich sweet aroma going on. Vanilla oakiness, caramel, toffee, raisins.

Those big malt characters from the nose come along in the flavor with big sweetness and caramel/toffee. Lots of oak and vanilla. The alcohol heat is present and warming.

Big smooth body helped along by the hefty carbonation.

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Dark Caramel color with very little foam.

High alcohol level smell.

Caramel, milk chocolate like, nice after taste.

Feels kind of weird on the mouth, kind of carbonated with a very nice aftertaste.

I believe this beer is kind of over-rated . Not what i expected.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4,789 ratings
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