Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) | Founders Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)
4,767 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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 4,767 |  Reviews: 1,325
Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KFrank729
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jsavoie604
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Amanspearfishing
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jucifer1818
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of remy4x6
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of BrewsforBreakfast
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of mattreitz49
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of babaracas
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MrWilliams
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of basickness
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of shredder83
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MarkGutz
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikus
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Still a 4, based on my previous rating... but with some notes. Poured a deep, transluscent amber, virtually no head, noticeable carbonation. Molasses, raisins, some wood, and a bit of booze on the nose. Really came together in the taste department. Dark fruit, oak, super clean and smooth, not overly sweet/molasses, etc., overall a really nice balance. The bitterness cuts in nicely without being overpowering. Medium body, covered the palate nicely, and had a really smooth finish. Just a strong example of a sipper that will put you in a luxurious state of mind. Get some.

 575 characters

Photo of Bridog57
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of rudabegga9
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ZepHead80
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.69/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Thedrizzle
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Danobold
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of LehighAce06
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Newbiebeer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 4,767 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.