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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,092 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,092
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 157
Gots: 505 | 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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micromaniac129

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3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep auburn brown ale thats well carbonated. Not much in line of a foam head just some surface foam.
A good fine malt aroma.
A sweet malty taste with hints of roasted malts a wee bit smokey. Some bitterness from hops I guess, I didn't investigate this beer too much to say otherwise. I also taste low levels of diaceyl.
Mouthfeel is thick and sticky with an abundance of alcohol.
The presence of high ABV would prevent me from drinking more then say two at any one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 19:55:51 | More by micromaniac129
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,092 ratings.