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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,319
Reviews: 1,710
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 239
Gots: 1,208 | 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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003

Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A- Dark brown with red hues. Thin off white cap and decent lacing.

S- Butterscotch and caramel, strawberries and brown sugar. This smells fantastic.

T- Identical to the nose. The caramel.and butterscotch really compliment the strawberries and brown sugar. There us a nice vanilla note.

M- Medium bodied, smooth with good carbonation.

O- Ive never liked wee heavys but this is magical.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark red amber color with a thin head that dissipates to a thin layer, some lacing.

S - Butterscotch, caramel, a little nutty, earthy peats, and malts. Nice.

T - Rich malty flavors mix with nutty and butterscotch flavors. Nice, clean and well developed Scotch Ale tastes.

M - Smooth malty and clean mouthfeel. Great carbonation and very drinkable.

O - Dirty Bastard is a great example of a Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy. Nothing too complex, but very enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep amber to brown hue. Small tannish colored head that dissipates quickly. Red hints come through the brew in the light. Good lacing.

S- Not very strong or complex. Mostly a peaty smell with deeper malts mixed in.

T- Much like the smell, but more complexity. Very malty up front, followed by a slight nut smell. Same hints of peat and slight hops bitterness finish the drink cleanly. the Coffee flavors are very welcome.

M- Chewy and creamy. Appropriate levels of carbonation for the weight of the drink. Easy drinking at 8.5% alcohol, in my option a great session beer.

O, a excellent world class beer, love it.. haven't had too many scotch ales, but I will be trying some more because Founders did such a good job

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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