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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,522
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 180
Gots: 686 | 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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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark brown with a little red tint. Creamy 1 finger head slow to dissipate. 4.25/5

S - Mainly toasted bread with a hint of chocolate. Nutty. Somewhat subdued. 3.75/5

T - Light caramel sweetness. Dark toasted bread. Chocolate. Bit of espresso bitterness. Sweetness and bitterness both linger for a bit. A hint of vanilla. Grassy and herbal hops. 4/5

M - Finishes very dry. Easy to forget that I had something in my mouth. 4/5

O - Very good ale. Great with or without food. Typical Founders complexity. 4/5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: This is the right color for a true scotch ale. Although there was some head, I find myself wishing there was a little more

S: it smells like toffee sweet. That is pretty much it. Not very complex lack of a peat smoke in this particular rendition of a scotch ale. Nonetheless it is very enticing for a dessert beer.

T: very sweet with little to balance it out. There also isn't a smokey flavor that is present in most other beers of this style nor is there a metallic taste that comes with some in this style. It mostly is a very sweet toffee flavor just like the smell, plain and one note. This isn't a bad thing for me. It is what makes this such a great dessert beer.

F: very sticky and kind of hot. True to the style!

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A great, rock solid beer. Predominantly malty as should be expected. Aromatic, tasty as can be. I tend to be a hop-head but this is a solid go-to when I need a malty break. Compares really well to other American Scotch Ales. It is the signature beer of one of America's greatest craft breweries. Be warned though, the alcohol effect is definitely wee heavy, but does nothing to detract from the overall taste and mouth-feel. And lastly, if you should be lucky enough to land a sample of Backwoods Bastard, bow down and pay homage to the beer gods, for you will be blown away.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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