Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I am not one for sweet, malty beers but this is outstanding! TRUELY OUTSTANDING!!!
A PERFECT balance of sweet and bitter. An earthy nose and a long unfolding on the palate that starts out with a fruity molasses-esque quality and slowly evolves into a pleasingly semi-bitter finish that lasts... Full-bodied for sure but not too heavy... Not-at-all.
The head consists of tight, tiny bubbles that hold for a few minutes but then break to reveal the deep caramel colors that are just as dark as the brown bottle it came in.
At 8.5% this is a warmer, for sure. Perfect on a brisk afternoon to wash down some grilled brats and some of Wisconsin's finest queso's.
This little BASTARD will always be welcomed with open lips into my belly.
After one bottle, rest assured, you ain't gonna be driving ANYWHERE for a good long while. =-) ENJOY!
(side note- I poured this into a glass mug for the first tasting. Then I used a basic REIDEL wine glass. Finally I tried it in a tulip. In all three the flavor profile did not change enough to matter. Even straight out of the bottle this beer opened well onto the palate.)
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2013 16:49:26 | More by Karl_M
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,231 ratings.