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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)
4,768 Ratings
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Ratings: 4,768 |  Reviews: 1,325
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

bored with very little leasing slightly amber and cloudy notes smell is lately muted in glass with hints of cinnamon brown sugar and bread some tropical notes are found. Overall it is a white tropical compared to the aged old curmudgeon that I sat on for 2 years ahead papaya and mango now it's definitely better in the bottle but worth a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pretty brownish/red copper color

S: Caramel and molasses. Almost like a fruitcake. Ripe bananas.

T: The molasses and wood age come through great. Taste like you're eating a piece of grandmas banana nut bread.

M: Very full mouth feel with just the right amount of carbonation.

O: Another solid seasonal from Founders. Never tasted a beer with these specific traits. Excellent. Plus, it helped me pick out a new nickname for the old lady.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of larryarms847
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark and slightly rusty copper orange with a fair amount of airy carbonation that dissipates quickly.

Dates, raisins, caramel, toffee, and other dark fruits. A bit too much fruit for my taste.

The caramel and toffee sweetness stands out more in flavor than aroma, there is still a good amount of plum, raisin,and maybe some cherry, and oak flavors.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, bitter, slightly chewy, very sturdy.

Overall, this was very tasty, but this style is just not my cup of tea.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Fireworks Pizza

A-Brown appearance with a small tan head and light lacing.

S-Aroma of caramel, molasses, dark malts, chocolate, earthy hops, oak, dark fruit, toffee and licorice.

T-Similar flavor, rich and malty with medium sweetness and minimal to light bitterness.

M-Full body, slick and smooth with soft carbonation.

O-Pretty surprised, very enjoyable, great sipper.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 4,768 ratings
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