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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,333
Reviews: 1,711
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 240
Gots: 1,218 | FT: 24
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 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dirty Bastard... not sure if it's clever marketing or if there's a fable behind the name. Nonetheless it catches the ear, and will be easy to recall if it lives up to the reputation.

Drinking this one fresh from the store (sitting two in the darkness for later enjoyment). It fills my tulip with a deep garnet red. The head is slow to rise, but lingers.

The aromas that fume from this beast are deep and fantastic. Rich banana bread, pecan, and chocolate notes are bold up front. Some tart ripe fruit blended with a smokey earth character seem to be the foundation. As it warms further, the coffee bean and cocoa flavors really start to pop.

The alcohol is hidden well in the aroma, however adds just a scintilla of warmth to the flavor. Fruity sweetness graces the palette before the assertive roasty finish.

I was expecting a bit more viscosity from the body, but it does have a pretty respectable syrupy consistency. The carbonation is thin, yet has sharpness. A finish this dry is going to lead to some swift consumption as well. This is a fantastic beer, and considering 6 packs of these go for less than $10, it will be a common sight in my fridge.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,333 ratings.