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Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU

Added by Mitchster on 01-03-2003

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2013, so it's a bit out of date. Purchased from Trembling Madness in York a while back. Should have drunk it sooner - D'oh! Hopefully the 8.5% ABV will have preserved it....

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A dark reddish-brown hue with plentiful fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with hints of dried fruit, brown sugar, nuttiness, mild roasted grain, earthy yeast, stewed hops and a twinge of vanilla. A touch of booze in the background. Nicely rounded but perhaps slightly two-dimensional.

Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a bitter finish. Notes of fruity malt, caramel, nuttiness, brown sugar, mild roasted grain, a hint of vanilla, stewed hops, faint pine and earthy yeast. Quite sweet, followed by a leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and good body. Vaguely astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity caramel malt, stewed hops and earthy yeast.

Pretty good - a big, malty brew. Looks alright, with an aroma and flavour dominated by sweet, fruity malt and yeast. Nice body. It does seem a shade too bitter for the style, but perhaps that's just the US take on things. A solid effort that bludgeons the senses with alcohol. Worth a punt if you stumble across it.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,614 ratings
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