Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,025 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,025
Reviews: 1,642
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 208
Gots: 931 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 3/9/12.

A - Dark reddish brown with barely any head; slight lacing on the surface and around the edges.
S - Smells boozy and a little sweet, like brown sugar or caramel.
T - Tastes faintly of olives, interestingly enough. Yum. Not a great deal of surface sweetness, but more of a complex sugar flavor, like molasses.
M - Nice carbonation. Enough to keep it interesting, but not so much that it overpowers the flavor.
O - Goes down smoothly, despite its 8.5% ABV!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Good Ta Go Beer store for 1.99$ - thanks to jfam

Appearance - Murky red/brown colour with a small size frothy/fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, hops, caramel/butterscotch

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the taste is made up of malts, raisins, and some caramel/butterscotch. There is also some hops/herbal/anise flavours going on and a bit of chocolate too. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - I'm not a huge fan of this style but this one works well for me because it seems like more of a barley wine. The hops add a nice zip to the aftertaste and the booze is incredibly well hidden. I'd like to have a bunch of this stuff tucked away somewhere.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pour is brown with soem visible carbonation. Some lcaing is noted. Opaque and settled quickly.

S - Scents of caramel and a belgian yeast immediately were noticed. After a little while there was some fruit notes (apricot).

T - Caramel malt made this sweet from the get-go. I could feel a bit of acidic burn at the end of each sip.

M - Very drinkable scotch ale. Felt lighter than it was, and was easy to drink. Left the taste buds with a mild bite.

O - A very good beer, but not the best of the style.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,025 ratings.