Founders Old Curmudgeon

Founders Old CurmudgeonTomorrow is the big pot-luck at work. I volunteered to make my sugar cookies. I got a guilt trip from the organizer for not making a hot dish, so also agreed to make my heart-attack-inducing mac & cheese. God gave me the recipe in a dream…it’s that good. Anyhow, I just got done with all that baking and I’m exhausted.

I’m unwinding with this Founders Old Curmudgeon, and things have started out shaky. The beer poured with virtually no head, despite a vigorous pour. The beer is pungent. I got concerned because the aroma reminds me of the few times this year I’ve started to drink a beer gone bad. I’m going to stick with it though.

The flavor is only barely reminiscent of sour. Malty and fruity for the most part. Raisins for sure, but there is definitely other fruitiness present. Plum or cherry maybe? I dunno. It’s a little odd for me. The beer is jacked up at 9.3% ABV, and you can definitely taste the booze.

All in all, I’m not a huge fan. I definitely don’t hate it, but I also wouldn’t buy any more of it myself.Founders Old Curmudgeon

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

2 thoughts on “Founders Old Curmudgeon”

  1. You should have used a snifter for this one. That was your first mistake.

    I have some aging. When I first tried it fresh, it was way too hot for me. I think the stuff I have is about a year old. I should try a bottle.

  2. If you do, let me know how it was. I'm fairly certain that my bottle had gone bad. My stomach has been turning all night after having this.


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