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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,682 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,682
Reviews: 1,615
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 192
Gots: 762 | FT: 22
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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3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Beautiful dark, translucent red. Modest white head that leaves just a little lacing.

S: A simple, not very strong malty, sugary aroma.

T/M: Malty, sweet, sugary taste: hints of molasses, caramel, but nothing overpoweringly sweet at all. It's tasty and smooth. A little bit watery and thin on the mouthfeel.

O: This is a good beer that provides a simple, pleasant base for the much stronger Backwoods Bastard.

sevenarts, Jan 29, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: I love the color on this beer. Ruby red and light around the edges. A fine, thick, light brown head that dissipated slowly into a thin light brown foam.
Smell: Malty, sweet, some burnt sugar. The aroma is very inviting.
Taste: Just lovely. One of my favorites from Founder's. Very malty, heavy caramelized malt flavor. Some bitterness that is handled very well by the malt. Perfectly balanced. Just what I like to see in a wee heavy.
Mouthfeel: Slightly thinner than I personally like, but still quite good. Carbonation also seems a bit strong to me, but it goes very well.
Overall: I love it. This is a heavenly wee heavy that is practically perfect in every way. I'll take it over any Founder's beer that I have had to date. (Especially over the Backwoods Bastard. I feel saddened that some of this ambrosia should have been sullied in such a way.)

geneb, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from 08/2011

A - Pours ruby-brown with a half finger of tan head. Decent retention for a beer of this ABV.

S - Some smoked malt, a bit peaty. Sweet and bready, with the sweetness coming from a dark caramel.

T - Similar to the nose. Sweet caramel and peat-smoked malt and a bitter hop finish. Some alcohol and brown sugar.

M - Medium body with more carbonation than expected.

O - Overall a great scotch ale. Balanced and massively flavorful. Easy to drink compared to many of its competition, and the warming effect is great. This is a great beer for late autumn and through winter.

greenmonstah, Jan 29, 2012
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A - The color is pours is a dark brown/red depending what kind of light is hitting it one finger head with spotty lacing.

S - Really nice and strong! A lot of malts and caramel, extremely sweet.

T - Really malt forward I'm not getting much bitterness at all and the bitterness I am getting goes away quickly, extremely sweet so many different flavors mostly strong caramel and a huge mass of dark fruits, plums, raisins etc.

M - Medium bodied with perfect touch of carbonation extremely smooth and pleasant.

Ruger, Jan 28, 2012
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,682 ratings.