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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle

Bottled on date of 8/8/13 printed on the neck of the glass.

A- Pours a dark reddish brown color with a light tan colored head with excellent retention and lacing around the glass.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, caramel and a hint of dark fruits.

T- The taste like the aroma is heavy on the malt with a good dose of sweetness and a moderate amount of bitterness in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and oh so smooth with a perfect amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a solid scotch ale that is definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with very little head or lacing.
A very malty caramel aroma. A touch of dark fruity esters and some toffee. A very mild aroma for this big beer.
Huge malt flavor. Mostly sweet with a slight bitterness to back it up. Lots of caramel flavors from the darker malts. No detectable alcohol presence and a very smooth feel for how high the alcohol. Truly remarkable for such a high gravity beer. The smoothness is really something to marvel at.

A fantastically done Scotch ale. A style that we really don't see nearly enough of.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

appearance - dark, chestnut brown

smell - sweet, fruity caramel

taste - the same, very sweet and rich with malty kick followed by hops bitter end

mouthfeel - very smooth, subtle

Overall I really like this beer as an after dinner beer. It's too sweet to have more than one unless paired with a good that would cut the sweetness.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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