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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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5,496 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,496
Reviews: 1,607
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 179
Gots: 677 | FT: 23
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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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mobil station in Jupiter Farms carries this and other good selections of ales

price about going rate for this type of Ale $10.59

poured into a large malt glass , large head which settles down quickly, appears naturally carbonated.

appearance- hazy dark amber ( real beer :) )
nose - malt/hop nose barley malts hops in the background
taste- small hop bite at first taste , amber/roasted barley malts , shwartzweiss ? not noted as mentioned in other reviews, no wheat , barley and then some. Hop finish, possibly goldings/hallertau hops but not overwhelming just enough to let you know its there.
no odd synth beer or cheapo yeast infusions ...good stuff and would cellar well i'd think and try 8-9 years later ha! A keeper

they put alot of thought into replicating a Scottish Ale and will purchase this again. I find it considerably better than Oskar Blues artifically carbonated Scottish ale which we had last eve.

ale1, Dec 14, 2013
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I've had six of these now, very good fresh not so great with six to eight months of age.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,496 ratings.