Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,512
Reviews:
1,921
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
328
Gots:
2,155
For Trade:
20
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Nice and dark. Has a great head

Smell:
On the subtler side. A bit sour (in a good way).

Taste:
Slightly smokey and bitter. Has a great scotch-ale taste.

Mouthfeel
Thick on the pallet, but smooth to drink. Carbon is just right.

Overall:
Definitely something I'll be drinking again. A great beer that's worthy of it's name. It's thick and muddy colored, but tastes almost "cheeky."

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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Opaque deep red color with a slightly caramel colored head. Good retention but not much lacing.

Smell: Plenty of scotch notes with lots of malt and a slight hint of alcohol.

Taste: Rich, malty flavor with scotch, caramel and a bit of a roasty character. Slightly sweet and dry finish and no overt notes of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and full bodied. Heavier feel to it, but not overly so.

Overall: Great Scotch ale. Probably the best I've had so far. Well balanced, plenty of scotch notes but without the strong alcohol flavor that can be present with this style. Complex and great on a cold day.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-poured into glass with a dark ruby color a light tan thin head good carbonation
S-has aromas of caramel and maybe toffee
T-better taste of caramel, toffee, and butterscotch
M-nice mix enjoyed the sweet malt very smooth and rich
O-very enjoyable scotch ale from founders glad I got a six pack

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 7,512 ratings.
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