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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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6,008 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,008
Reviews: 1,641
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 207
Gots: 916 | 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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A: Dark ruby red with a tan small head.

S: Peat moss, raisins, and malt.

T: Strong scotch character, raisins, plums, dates, cinnamon, peat, and a nice hop kick in the back.

M: Medium heavy and creamy. The mouth feel is good on this one especially for the style!

O: An awesome beer! Reminds me of Old Scotch a lot akin to the flavor profile with some slight deviations. Awesome brew by Founders.

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Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into one of my tulip glasses. This beer pours a semi hazy/cloudy deep amber/copper color with a tan head about an inch thick when poured. Head eventually settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Not much foam on the surface of the beer or lacing on the inside of the glass though. Aromas of caramel malt sweetness along with hints of spice and a lot of dark fruits such as raisins, plums, dates, etc. Alcohol and even a bit of toffee too. The taste is pretty much the same as the smell, being that it too consists of some toasted caramel malt sweetness and fruit flavors of raisin, plum, dates, alcohol, some subtle spices, and toffee that is all rounded out with just a slight touch of hops on the back end. Great mix and balance of flavors. Much more dark fruit than I am used to in a beer of this style, but incorporated very well here! I feel that the fruit profile helps this to stand out in a good way from most other beers of this style. Has a crisp and prickly, yet smooth and frothy, bready, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very good drinkability, especially considering the fact that the 8.5% ABV is not well masked at all IMO.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,008 ratings.