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Monday, March 13, 2006

Beer Tasting: General Lafayette Olde Curmudgeon

Olde Curmudgeon Old Stock Ale is brewed by General Lafayette Inn & Brewery. This was poured from a growler Bryan shared with me. Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability. Appearance Adam: murky brown, no ring, not much head (remember its a growler) Bryan: pours like muddy water; thick consistency; barely any head Smell Adam: smoky, but, that's all Bryan: good roasty aroma with a bit smoke; though, nothing overpowering Taste Adam: taste better paired with smoked meat, slightly bitter Bryan: much smokier than the nose implied Mouthfeel Adam: on the thinner side for an old stock ale Bryan: medium-body; substantial enough malt presence to hold up to cheeses and spicy food Drinkability Adam: needs a little refinement, probably better with food Bryan: yes, smokiness is interesting, but not all night Seconds? Adam: probably not Bryan: Just one more, then I'm moving on

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