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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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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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4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown color with a thin brownish head with short retention.
Aroma of raisins, cherries, wood with a strong malt presence.
Flavor in harmony with aroma. Very malty flavor but not tiresome, hints of raisin and dark fruits.
Full body with low carbonation.
Aftertaste is bitter with a hoppy twist.
Excellent Scotch Ale, great even who does not dig the style. Got balance, character and lots of flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Stone tulip glass.

A: Murky brown with red tints. Slight head that disappeared quickly with almost no lacing.

S: Caramel, roasted malts, honey with some earthy undertones.

T: Sweet caramel, malts, and a bit boozy. A little spiciness but mostly sweet flavors.

M: Medium body with some carbonation.

O: Enjoyable choice. Seemed to get better the more I drank, and the warmer it became. The last few sips near room temperature were the best. Easy drinking beer.

richj1970, Jan 12, 2013
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Tons of malt of course contributing aromas of bread, fruitiness, and sweet caramel. Some alcohol notes.

Caramel, fruits, and a peaty character I guess. Fairly carbonated and medium bodied.

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