Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) | Founders Brewing Company

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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled April 6, 2012. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber orange color with less than a finger of an off white, cream colored head. Head dissipates quickly to a thin collar. Body is very hazy with epic amount of suspended sediment floating in the glass.

Smell: Dark fruit, caramel, toffee, bourbon, oak, butterscotch, figs, vanilla and booze.

Taste: Follows the nose, with caramel, bourbon and oaky vanilla notes being the most present. Dark fruit and a toasted breadiness come out more in the finish. From start to finish there are lots of sweet malts which are balanced nicely by a noticeable, but not overpowering alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slightly syrupy, sticky mouthfeel. Medium carbonation is just right.

Overall: Some age (1+ year) mellowed this out quite a bit, but this is still a sipper for sure. As far as old ales go, this isn't the best but it's a damn good one.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 4,736 ratings.
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