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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,514
Reviews: 1,608
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 180
Gots: 685 | 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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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Look: dark brown almost root beer color, poured with a nice head that lingers, about 2 fingers thick.

Smell: toasted malt with a hint of caramel.

Feel: nice silky feel, a little thick, finishes clean.

Taste: bitter malt taste, almost tastes like soggy corn flakes. You can taste the hops with slight notes of caramel following.

Overall, it's not a beer I would drink all the time, but if it was paired with the right meal it would be a good sipper for dinner, I will get it again though, it's worth a try, buy it with a six mix.

Xalkalinex, Nov 02, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass from a bottle.

Appearance: Rich dark-brown body with a slight red hue. It glows when it is held up to light but it is not transparent. The body is topped by a fluffy light-brown head. Thin, creamy lacing forms.

Smell: Toasted malts dominate the nose. Sweet notes of caramel and chocolate stand out as well.

Taste: Sweet caramel notes are countered with bittersweet notes of cocoa. Toasted malts carry the overall flavor. The alcohol is present in the aftertaste. It is sweet at the first sip and tangy as it goes down.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, enough to make the hops and alcohol stand out. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: To the best of my knowledge, this is my first Scotch Ale. I alternate between stouts in the cold months and IPAs in the warmer months. This almost strikes me as a lovechild of an IPA and a Stout. It is incredibly creamy, yet is finishes with a similar mouthfeel on an IPA. I was very impressed by this beer and I am very excited to explore other Scotch Ales as well.

Bottom Line: Do yourself a favor and try this, you will probably be satisfied.

Chiefy770, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Fantastic dark reddish brown in color. Not a lot of light gets through this one. A half inch layer of foam rests on top. I get some caramel malt and honestly not a whole lot of aroma. The flavor is caramelized malt and it hits hard and quick on the front of the palate. Mouthfeel is bit thick and substantial. You get a nice malt fade at the back of the palate with a warming from the alcohol in your throat.

Franziskaner, Oct 27, 2013
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,514 ratings.