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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,328
Reviews: 1,711
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 239
Gots: 1,215 | FT: 24
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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003

Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU
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Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Nearly clear dark ruby, a 3/4 inch beige head receded slowly to thick surface foam and extensive patterned lacing. The moment you pour this out you can see the quality.

s: Caramel malt and pine hops in balance.

t: Rich malt under moderate hops bitterness. High ABV is virtually unnoticeable.

m: Good body, quite smooth.

o: An easy-drinking, satisfying brew, enjoyable all the way through.

UPDATE 12/27/13: Had two more from a sixpack I purchased, bottled 10/08/13, probably much fresher than the one reviewed last May, and the head on initial pour was three inches, requiring a second pour. Same great taste as the first.

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Bottle dated March 2013 poured into a Unibroue pint glass.

A: Rich brown, dark maple appearance with a thick, syrupy head.

S: As expected with a Scotch, very malt-heavy, hints of molasses and maple syrup.

T: Dried fruit, molasses, maple. Very sweet at first giving way to a significant warm alcohol bitterness.

M: Thick & rich. Ideal.

O: Full Disclosure--this is one of my favorite styles. That said, this beer is for me one of the best executions of this unique style in Dirty Bastard. Not too alcoholic and not too sweet. The 8.5% is perfect and the beer is just heavy enough without being pretentious. Very highly recommended. Up there with the Imperial Stout among the best offerrings out of Grand Rapids. If you can find its more sophisticated brother, Backwards Bastard, you'll be in for a rare treat.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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