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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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90
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6,256 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,256
Reviews: 1,691
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 231
Gots: 1,140 | 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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003

Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich, murky, copper color akin to an old suitcase. Head is slight, maybe a finger or slightly less, but the lacing stays throughout. Nose is strong of molasses, raisins, prunes, and a bit of Scotch smokiness. Taste is well-balanced, with molasses and figs coming through most prominently. Overall a great beer, as Founders is want to make, and a great example of Scotch ale.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders is here, Founders is here TX... Man I tell you this brewery has good stuff, and the first guy I tried came thru. After a long beautiful hike and Rockledge I was craving and made my way to the Meddlesome Moth and order this beauty.

Gorgeous old dark leather wallet color, deep brown with transparency and hints of red. The mouthfeel was very smooth easy feeling, with a nice crisp taste. All and all very satisfied I'd give this sucker a solid 93.

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep, coppery brown with a decent tan head that clings to the glass.

S: Sweet, dark, sugary nose up front...biscuits and a nice malty backbone followed by some grassy hops. A lot going on here, but very nice.

T: Simiar to the nose...sweet maltiness initially followed by an earthy bitterness that balances everything out very nicely.

M: Surprisingly light bodied, that coats the mouth ever so slightly with a bitter sweetness (if that makes any sense) that begs for another taste. Very nice.

O: By far one of the best examples of the style that I've had. Definitely worth a try, and a few revisits! Cheers...

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4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a dark reddish brown color with a soapy tan head that clung to the glass.

The aroma is dominated by sweet molasses and raisin with some earthy hops in the background. It tastes of roasted malt, caramel and it has a nice herbal bitterness. It has a lighter feel than what I was expecting with low carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

This is a great beer, I think it may be my favorite scottish ale, I'm glad Founders is finally available in my area.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,256 ratings.