Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)
4,758 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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Appearance: Deep amber with a very thin, light tan head that dissipated after not much time. Slightly hazy.

Aroma: Very malty, with a hint of spiciness (closest to resembling either allspice or cinnamon). The molasses and oak are both present, though the oak only slightly.

Taste: Definitely on the sweeter side, with notes of caramel, molasses, and a rum-like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Above average thickness, but not overwhelming. Surprisingly high carbonation for something that tastes so syrupy, but it's soft, not harsh.

Overall: Makes for an excellent sipping beer, and reminds me of a Belgian Dubbel without that distinct Belgian yeast character. My first experience with the style, but I will definitely seek out more to try. I could see this pairing very well with a sweet, creamy cheese like brie, or with anything gingerbread to bring out the molasses flavors in both.

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Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 4,758 ratings
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