Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Curmudgeon's Better HalfFounders Curmudgeon's Better Half
BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Old ale aged in bourbon barrels previously used for Michigan maple syrup.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
977
Reviews:
237
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10.93%
 
 
Wants:
423
Gots:
356
For Trade:
13
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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -36%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Very, very special.

Thick, with little white beads all through out the ale, sweet, sweet and boozy. Absolutely perfect. RIP

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4.3/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Bottle: Poured a hazy light dirty brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet sugary notes with some vanilla and bourbon notes clearly identifiable. Taste is a mix of heavy caramelized malt notes with quite a dose of residual sugars and molasses with some vanilla and bourbon also noticeable. Body is quite full with medium carbonation with some wearing alcohol easily identifiable. Interesting experience for sure but maybe a bit too sweet for my taste.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.51/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Sexy. Delicious. Aggressive. Had several fresh bottles and aged a bottle for my anniversary (I'm the curmudgeon, he's the better half). Wish I could have some more.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.45/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.6/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Two years old. Almost a mead, getting lots of honey and sorghum

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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +6%

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4.14/5  rDev -3.7%

@ Sam’s

Getting one of the last pours, my glass was on the murky side, but still retained an attractive creamy froth on top. Interesting mélange of aromas: bourbon barrel, coconut, warm toasty malts, vanilla, caramel, maple, fruit esters, and licorice. Surprisingly smooth, even flavor that stays out of cloying territory. Only a slight maple presence ties things together…bourbon, tea, figs, dates, and a surprising green sort of character that’s hard to pin down. Smooth and chewy, drying out into the finish. I think this must be in its sweet spot right now. No overt booziness, super smooth and even flavors, just a very pleasant experience all around. I only wish I got there a half hour earlier so I didn’t get the last glass, but I’m just glad I got to try it.

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Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half from Founders Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 977 ratings.
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