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:
7,531
Reviews:
1,928
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from bottle into a tulip. deep ruby red color with very little head or lacing. first smell that hits is phenol alcohol followed by roasted malts with some dark fruits and a little bit of estery yeast. very little hop bitterness in the middle but mainly rum soaked dark fruits, rye bread some small roasted flavors and fruity esters.
overall a primo example of the style esp. for being a year round offering. very hard to beat for the price

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founders comes out with yet another truly fantastic beer. I had this at a beer tasting party held with a couple of my friends, 8/14/2013.

Appearance: This brew pours thickly into the glass to come up with a two fingered head. The fluffy head settles down to a paper thin lacing. The brown amber color is quite pretty. Some may say it is a mud brown color, but it does have a reddish tint to it that sets it apart.

Smell: A bit estery maybe. I couldn't detect any fruits that I usually catch in other Wee Heavies. The nose is really the downfall of this beer. Thankfully the rest made up for it.

Taste: Mmmmm, malty sweet goodness flows through the mouth. Fantastic barley taste with maybe a hint of something else, maybe not. Roasted malt flavor then arrives to follow the sweetness, and the brew finishes with undertones of subtle hops.

Mouthfeel: Little carbonation with a medium body gives a good delivery for the beer. Smooth enough to drink easily but not a highlight of the brew.

Overall: I quite liked this beer. Not a highlight of all beers, but a great beer as far as Wee Heavies go. I known I will be sharing in the future with others. Definitely a reason to respect Founders.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 7,531 ratings.
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