Monday, June 9, 2014

Founders Brewing Curmudgeon

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Founders Brewing Curmudgeon - Old Ale Brewed With Molasses And Oak Aged. I picked this beer up in Texas at Grapevine Beer & Wine (here).

From the Founders Brewing website: “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 strong, rich, malty delight that’s deceptively smooth and drinkable.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours the color of caramel with a thin almost non-existent off-white head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, molasses, caramel, toffee, raisins, oak, brown sugar and cherries.
Taste: Molasses, caramelized brown sugar, sweet malts, raisins, toffee, vanilla, honey, oak and a slight bit nutty.
Overall: Delicious and smooth, Founders Brewing Curmudgeon is extremely drinkable despite the fact that it is 9.8% ABV.  With its mildly bitter finish and low alcohol burn I could see putting a couple of these away in a night (maybe a few) and I would want to…this is a great beer!


Mark Harvey

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