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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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90
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5,210 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,210
Reviews: 1,593
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 165
Gots: 548 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is an old favorite of mine. I haven't had it in three years though and perhaps my palate has changed. Here goes:

A: A dark reddish-brown. It's very opaque and little light gets through. While the head was rather small, the lacing more than made up for it.

S: OK, neither good nor bad. Actually smells quite like a barleywine. There's a lot of caramel and amber malts, and these impart a very sweet-smelling character. Can detect lots of dark fruits such as figs, raisins and plum. English hops are somewhat apparent, but these are dominated by the malty smell.

T: Very good. The taste follows the nose. The malt is very sweet, and in it I can taste lots of figs, plums, raisins, raspberry and cherries. Almost too sweet, but I suppose this is a style issue (Scotch ales are brewed at very low temperatures and this winds up leaving a lot of residual sugars, as the yeast aren't as active).

M: Very good. Thick and creamy. It glides down the throat rather well.

O: A very solid beer. Goes well with fruit-flavored cheesecake and chocolate fudge.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,210 ratings.