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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,566 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,566
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 182
Gots: 702 | 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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4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an alluring deep brown color, with a bit of a redness to it. Bone white head recedes to a thin sliver atop the beer but it does adhere to the glass nicely. Barely translucent, some sediment is visible towards the bottom of the glass. Yeast? The aroma is very decadent with a maltiness dominating amongst raisins, pineapple, and maple candy. Taste - wow - very full bodied, yet the alcohol content is undetectable. It begins with a splash of sweetness, then hops rush in with a very nice bitter shot to the palate immediately following. I really like the way it coats the mouth fully and gives me that great warming sensation on the way down. Truly a great beer - I have to start seeking out more Scotch Ales like this!

Neorebel, Feb 05, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this bottle up at a ghetto little liqour store in a crummy part of town. I was in a hurry and not paying attention, and I later discovered the bottled date was May 2011. No one in that part of town has the taste or desire for this kind of thing. Anyway, poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance - Deep amber/brown color that you can't see through, nice fat two finger head with decent retention and lacing on it. Impressive looking brew, to say the least!

Smell - Man I knew this brew was gonna be good from the nose of it. Nice malty/hops mix to it, with some biscuit or bready aroma to it as well. It smelled wonderful, and I really started to get excited.

Taste - Nice! Good strong malty jab up front, followed by a decent right handed pop of hops in the back. There are also some toffee undertones ot the flavor as well. Balance is excellent, you can almost feel the transition from front, middle, and finish.

Mouthfeel - Good carbonation, good finish.

Overall - I would highly recommend this beer to any true beer lover. I gave it to my wife (not a beer lover) and she thought it was horrific, but she also thinks Bud Light Lime is good. This brew is certainly worth your time. Nice big 8.5% ABV, 50 IBU's, good malts, a hit by any measure. Founders brewery strikes again.

TheCondor, Feb 03, 2012
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,566 ratings.