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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,243 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,243
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 167
Gots: 556 | FT: 22
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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oracle

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle served in a chalice (the closest thing I have to a thistle glass)

The beer poured a reddish copper with a half-inch crown of foam that showed little staying power, although this may have been due to pouring too soon after coming out of the frigde. This beer really needs served at slightly chilled, not cold temperatures for the flavors to fully develop.

Smell was slightly sweet and slightly spicy. Faint traces of hops. there was no dectectable alcohol in the nose, which I find unusual in a 8.3% beer.

Taste was simply marvelous, leaning heavily towards carmelized malts and hints of toffee and a very mild fruitiness to round out the flavors. Sweet finish but so much that it gets cloying. Goes down very smooth. and easy. You get a ton of flavor in every sip with this one. Many beers this flavorful seem to deaden the tastebuds after a while, so that each sip is less intense than the last one. That didn't happen with this beer.

Would never guess that it's a 8.3% abv beer from the taste Drinks much easier.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

A real delight and very much recommended

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2005 03:29:30 | More by oracle
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,243 ratings.