Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by oracle:
4.4/5 rDev +8.6%
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
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: it's a pretty deep auburn color with a transient, thin white head and little lacing
S: sweet malts, slightly nutty, fragrant fruits like cherries, perhaps candi sugar?
T: really liked the taste here, it's a balanced sweetness with slight hops in the after taste. I was hoping for a bit more peat flavor or nose, but I'm not disappointed. Lots of sweet malts and fruits.
M: slightly effervescent but a good complement to the sweetness
O: a really good beer. I could have a few of these in an evening. Good for dessert in the springtime
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 01:11:40 | More by MaillardRx
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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