Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon

Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon

Rated 3.638 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Style:  Old Ale

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Maple-syrup barrel aged Old Curmudgeon.

ID: 43595 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank1547
Overall Percentile97
Style Rank22 of 220
Style Percentile90
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.020
Weighted Score3.638
Standard Deviation0.517

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  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 4.2 4 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Hot dang I sure liked this but after 2 bottles it's just to sweet to drink 3. Without a doubt the first beer that I've liked with Maple syrup in it.The molasses that are in this brew must be very expensive to buy because the flavor was out of this world.

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle pour is ruby hued with a quick burst of carbonation. Aromas of dark fruits - raisins/dates with a strong malt tone, very similar to (surprise!) Old Curmudgeon. This bottle is over a year old, and sadly the maple has faded quite a bit. Smooth tastes of prunes, raisins, slight vanilla/oak. This is much better on draft, as there is practically no barrel presence in the bottled version. It tastes like a cellared version of old curmudgeon.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Had as 'Better Half' .. . Pours a deep gold amber .. white foam, low strength lacing .. . lots of sweet honey wine, maple syrup and golden booze .. . wow, so out of whack, very boozy .. this needs at least 3-5 years to be great and i think it has the potential .. . . PMS jokes aren't funny, period.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Bottled as Curmudgeons Better Half. Great Label. Beer 3k! Looks deep chestnut, similar to the base brew. Great head for a bareled brew. Wonderful aroma of diverse malts, maple, bourbon, (vanilla and oak). Feel is smooth as expected (I'm a big fan of KBS and Backwoods Bastard which seem to use the same bourbon barrels). The flavor is just fantastic. The old ale, bourbon, and maple syrup, which I thought may be oversweet, blend together perfectly. Soooo stinkin delicious. The only "flaw" of this beer, and I'm really nitpicking here, is the 11.9% shows a little. Not too much, but a little less bozze and this is a 4.7 or higher. Glad I picked this beer for the "milestone".

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Growler from a local source, good score as this blew my mind. Old Curmudgeon is a wonderful beer as is, but the wood, vanilla and whiskey influences from the barrel were great and the maple syrup is noticeable and melds well with the other flavors.

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