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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,098 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,098
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 158
Gots: 509 | FT: 19
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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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.50):
Caramel red to brown colour with a thumb sized, creamy, foamy head that holds well.

A rich and deep aroma with a complex blend of darker fruits and some alcohol alongside some brown sugar, caramel and toffee notes. Some darker malts too with some dates, plums and raisin coming together to make up the rest of the nose.

Darker fruits that included plums and some figs among others. There is a caramel malt taste backed up by plenty of sweetness from the fruits as well as some brown sugar.

Medium to full mouthfeel with mild carbonation and faint hints of alcohol and plenty of sweetness. The balance of this beer is also excellent and the beer is a smooth and creamy feeling one that goes down well.

A very nice beer, one of the best I've had in the last few weeks and one that I wouldn't mind picking up again considering it wasn't the most expensive. A very nice and wonderfully complex aroma that fades slightly in the taste but in nonetheless still an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 20:11:08 | More by flyingpig
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,098 ratings.