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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,001
Reviews: 1,637
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 207
Gots: 906 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark brown with ruby red traces throughout the whole beer 1/4 inch tan head and ok retention

Smell: Raisin and figs upfront backed up by a bit of roasted malt and traces of chocolate

Taste: Roasted malt and coffee bring up the front end which is then backed up by some dark fruit notes. Real nice flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body and low carbonation slightly silky

Overall: This is probably the best scotch ale/wee heavy that I have ever had. Highly recommended

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Scotch Ale is served in a 12 oz bottle and poured into a pint glass. Pours a thick amber brown color, produces a small tan head, average retention and leaves only a small amount of lacing behind. The aroma is full of sweet malt and molasses. Medium bodied beer it starts off with a sweet bread flavor, moves to toasted malt, then finally to spicy bitter rye and then a dry finish. It warms as it goes down...excellent brew to enjoy around a bonfire on cold night. There is an extended aftertaste that is left behind partly warm and partly sour on the back of the tongue. Excellent example of a Scotch Ale- There are not a lot of brewers that try to brew this style so hats off to Founders for another awesome beer.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,001 ratings.