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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,243
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 230
Gots: 1,131 | 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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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep amber slight brownish color with a finger worth of head that dissipates. There is some sediment floating around in the beer. Light lacing.

A - Very nice aromas of dark fruits like raisin and prune. Very malty. A slight hint of alcohol. Slight hints of caramel, toffee and chocolate. Very sweet and malty.

T - The aroma seems to carry over into the taste. Sweet malty beer with flavors of toffee, dark fruits, and a little warming finish from the alcohol.

M - Medium body. A little syrupy. Flavor duration is moderate.

O - Nice Scotch Ale. I will drink again.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark copper red, one finger lacing that subsides but lingers. Smells to me like booze and caramel malts. Hops/boozeishness are kind of up front. I'm getting a biting sensation. That goes along with a nice boozieness that lingers on the tongue and down the throat. Not the abrasive kind of boozieness, the kind that settles you into your chair/current place in which your ass is residing. After a couple of drinks of significantly higher ABV, it's nothing, but I know from many previous tastings that it's a nice feeling. Mouthfeel is a little bit too tingly but it comes out nicely. Also, a little too watery for my taste, oddly enough. It feels like there's an ingredient missing. Still a great beer.

This is my go-to beer for every I-want-to-get-enjoyably-drunk-but-I-don't-want-to-spend=$20-on-a-4-pack beer day. So props for making a great beer, Founders!

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,243 ratings.