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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,100 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,100
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 158
Gots: 511 | 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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kemoarps

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a muddy caramel/chocolate brown. Minimal head, no retention or lacing.

A sweet and malty nose, with notes of gingerbread.

Major malts. Primarily Brown sugar, some caramel, a little yeast. Some dark fruits.

Bittering finish, fairly smoothe throughout. Decent, but not up to the standards of other Founder's stuff I've had, or other Scotch Ales I've had. Check it, but don't rush out to get it.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 22:38:12 | More by kemoarps
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,100 ratings.