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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Founders Brewing Co. - Dirty Bastard Scotch Style Ale

Founders Weekend continues...

Bio
Moving on to the second of three Founders' brews in this weekend's lineup. Dirty Bastard is a malty, Scotch ale. 

8.5% ABV

Appearance
Dirty Bastard has a rich , deep, mahogany brown color that emanates a warm, ruddy glow. It has a dense, foamy tan head and light lacing.  There doesn't appear to be much carbonation.

Aroma
The aroma is light and sweet. Caramel malts stand out the most, but there is also a hint of smooth banana and just a touch of raisins.

Taste & Feel
Sweet, roasted malts are prominent all the way through. A nice blend of brown sugar and dark fruits... primarily plums and cherries. It has an earthy finish, with a very subtle peat smokiness and a lightly hoppy aftertaste.

This beer has a medium body, smooth mouthfeel and mild hops bite.

Verdict
Founders is two for two today. I thought this was a thoroughly enjoyable beer. I really like Scotch Ales, and this was no exception.

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