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

Mahogany pour with a two finger creamy off white head that fades pretty quickly with nice lacing. A somewhat subdued earthy, malty nose with hints of caramel, maple, wood, toffee, and a touch of herbal perfume as it warms. The complex taste is rich and malty with lots of caramel and brown sugar along with hints of maple, dark fruits, wood, molasses, butterscotch, vanilla, and a distinct herbal, piney note that I've tasted with Heather beers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly carbonated, slightly syrupy, with a subtle warming burn on the finish. The alcohol is extremely well hidden. Overall, this is not a style I'm really familiar with, but as always, Founders leaves me wanting more.

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Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,644 ratings
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