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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A -poured with vigor to get a one finger tan cream head. Color is a deep cloudy brown with burnt orange highlights when held to the light. Head is thick and creamy leaving a creamy lace when pitched from side to side. There is no lacing left behind but the creamy texture of the head leaves it's mark each time I take a sip, making up for it and really helping the appearance seem above average to me.

S - strong raisin and candied fruit smell, alcohol, sweet, Carmel, slight peat.

T- Smells carry over well to the taste, more balanced though with a greater peat taste. The favors marry well from the malt, yeast, and hop, into a smooth but complex fruity peaty flavor. the taste is sweet but by no means cloying. The finish is definitely a balance betweent the sweet malts and hop bitterness. The 50 IBUs as advertised aren't really noticeable. Very well balanced.

M- thick and slow sipping. This beer has a deep complex flavor accented by the heavy mouth feel that makes you enjoy and contemplate each sip.

O- I would say the best scotch style ale I've had, but only really had the Sam Adams variant though so I guess I can't really judge the style as much. For a beer overall though this is some good stuff, very complex taste, the fruity character is reminiscent of a Belgian ale, but the slight smokey peat taste sets it apart. Not bad for the price per six pack, will definitely purchase again. Thanks Founders, you have yet to let me down.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 7,494 ratings.
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