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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,004
Reviews: 1,640
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 207
Gots: 912 | 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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2.35/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Dark ruby red color
S- sweet, sugary aroma
T- same as smell. Kool-aid sugar water with a strong black licorice flavor. Also a bit of alcohol at the end showing that the 8.5% is definitely present but muted.
M- Fairly flat with little carbonation. It must just be me but based on the BA Founders hype, this seems to be another of thiers that I just don't see where the hype is coming from. I've had much better scotch ales than this.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a straight sided pint glass.

A- a dark amber with heavy ruby highlights. A minimal khaki head that dissipates quickly.

S- Mostly malts and dark fruits like prunes and dried cranberries. A hint of alcohol.

T- A nice thick malty sweetness gives way to the dark fruits of prunes and raisins. Alcohol heats a bit, and a slight bitterness balances the sweetness/dark fruits. This is seriously well crafted.

M- A nice rich mouthfeel with amble carbonation to clean the palette for the next sip. A hint of hops dry just slightly for the next sip.

O- I can't drink a lot of this style of beer, but this is certainly one of the best takes on the style that I've had. Certainly something everyone should at least try.

Photo of BeerNutz324
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into an oversized wine glass

Ap- pours a dark amber color with the slightest bit of red tint. Pretty much completely opaque. Not ver much head on the pour and just the slightest bit sticks to the edge of the glass.

Ar- First I smell roasted malts and alcohol. For 8.5% the alcohol seems almost overpowering. Caramel and Scotch smells too.

T- Roasty malts are prevalent in this one. They hit first followed by some caramel flavors and a hint of alcohol. Much less alcohol flavor than the nose suggested. A bit of sweetness too. Has the teeniest amount of hop flavor at the very end.

M- Good carbonation for the style, medium bodied, a little sticky. The alcohol warms the mouth just a bit on the hold.

O- Solid beer from Founder. I haven't had many Wee Heavies so not a lot to compare too but solid nonetheless.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,004 ratings.