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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,000
Reviews: 1,637
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 207
Gots: 904 | 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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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from the bottle like i drink all my beers...i have no idea what color it is.
smells like strong beer, i only know that because i cant smell very good at all...but i can smell this. so it must be strong.
tastes great. kind of boozy and warm going down. plenty bitter yet very drinkable. high ABV is enjoyable. this is one of my go-to brews. i havent had many scotch ales i like but this one is awesome!

Disclaimer: I cant smell but it hasnt curbed my ability to enjoy fine brews. it has only curbed my ability to tell you what it smells like
i ALWAYS drink from the bottle...i almost never know what the beer looks like...not even sure why thats important.
i dont know the difference between a growler and a snifter, and i dont think anything shaped like a tulip should have beer in it!

mouthfeel? that just sound offensive...:) is this a serious thing?

i am an irreverent beer snob!

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

Poured from bottle into tulip...
Dark amber thick color, with slight brownish head.
Smells of malts and raisony fruit.
Taste is similar to smell...malty, sweet, raison; with a bit of slight hops. The hops actually separate this from most scotch ales i've had, and for the better. Im usually not a fan of scotch ales, but this is pretty good. High abv, and you can taste it.

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Great example of Scotch Ale. Red, sweet, great mouthfeel, nice thick head. Head and shoulders above the vast majority of beers in this style! Strong and sweet so tread lightly or your head will feel like someone whacked you with a bagpipe in the morning!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent brew. This is for true malt-heads obsessed with sort of sick-sweet rich caramel malt flavors with a high abv. and faint hop spice. Can't beat it in the winter. I've drank a ton of these and didn't make u p my mind about it until recently. I kept buying it once in awhile because I seemed to remember something positive about its maltfunk onslaught. Not lambic funky, but fruity leather ale funky. Hides the alcohol just enough. I love this shit! Good price!

EDIT: this give this style a good name, but unfortunately have had few others that stood out in any way. This is where it's at.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,000 ratings.