Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,026
Reviews: 1,642
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 208
Gots: 932 | 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:
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 red, almost black. Rusty hints at the edges. Thin tan head leaving lacings on the glass.

S - Smoky nose with sweet overtones. Hints of caramel.

T - Boozy, but at 8.5% ABV, what did you expect? Peaty, lingering aftertaste. Hints of coffee

M - Thick. There is more carbonation than you'd expect from the thin head.

O - A solid Scotch Ale. Hits the basic criteria of a Scotch (high ABV, smoky, strong taste). However, it's not as good as Arcadia's Loch Down. The Dirty Bastard is a bit thicker without a corresponding stronger taste. The taste could be clearer and bigger for the body around it.

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Poured on tap at the Beer Kitchen. Poured into a tasting glass.

Pours with a red/amber color, good lacing and a white head.

The nose is presented with caramel biscuity tones, with a light hint of floral hops.

The typical tea like bitterness was not present, instead, the taste buds are overwhelmed with mroe bitterness than what is typical of the style. Very American interpretation. Lots of caramel, sugar, and biscuit in the malt backbone. Slight spicyness from the alcohol.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,026 ratings.