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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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90
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5,180 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,180
Reviews: 1,592
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 163
Gots: 539 | FT: 20
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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mtomlins

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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Pours a clear mahogany in color with a short tan bubbly head falling quickly with some ephemeral lacing. The nose is big and sweet and opens up as the beer warms. It highlights rich caramel, sticky toffee, some butterscotch and hints of spice (hops and maybe some cinnamon). The taste is very similar featuring heavy sweet malt, caramel, toffee/butterscotch that ends with bit of spice, but also a touch metallic and with a bit of alcohol. This has a nice rich body and medium carbonation. Overall, a very tasty Scotch Ale, rich and sweet.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 19:29:57 | More by mtomlins
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This was a really underwhelming beer for me. I have enjoyed most of Founders' offerings so far, but this one just misses the mark for me. Not an undrinkable beer by any means, just something I won't be revisiting anytime soon.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,180 ratings.