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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,115
Reviews: 1,669
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 216
Gots: 1,010 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This review taken from notes written about two weeks ago, as I recently moved and did not have internet access, but didn't let that stop me from reviewing.

I intended on a nice leisurely pour into a snifter with this one, and ended up up-ending it just for a half finger of sandy colored head. This dissipated in a minute to leave nothing on top of the beer but a thick ring. Body was a nice orange-brown color.

The aroma on this is all malt. Caramel malt is strong and a hint of bready malt is detected after some searching. Raisins and figs are also a nice strong aroma here, and I detected a whiff or two of alcohol on the end.

The taste was to the nose, with the addition of a nice bitterness on the end that just drew me in and made me want more. Sweeter than expected.

I found this beer nice and thick. Full bodied, with carbonation that was just enough to ease it over your tongue. Although I caught a bit of alcohol in the nose, it was not apparent anywhere else in the beer.

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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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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,115 ratings.