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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard

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Ratings: 4674
Reviews: 1568
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%


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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle in to a thistle/tulip glass resembling and looking identical to characteristics of it's Backwards Bastard cousin, dark nut brown with red hues, almost guinness like bubbles of tiny quality. Minimal lacing, with possibly being slightly darker than Backwoods.

Smell is quite closed and muted. Not much going on, clean though, and a faint first whiff mostly of grass and a soapy quality. That seems odd for a scotch ale? There is some malt, but then also strangely enough some cumin.

Taste is alright, slight fainted smoke, tobacco and ashen in the finish. No biscuity chew, and little malt on the taste to speak of it seems.

Not that keen on having another one, but I know I've had worse scotch ales...

I am actually re reviewing this because I've had this with a cleaner palate without tasting another beer (Backwoods) before hand. My grade is definitely too low on this for this one, and I found other things on it after trying it again without tasting it's Backwoods cousin first. I could drink this no problem anytime.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 05:42:52 | More by smakawhat
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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