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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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91
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6,004 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,004
Reviews: 1,640
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 207
Gots: 912 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003)
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Photo of GerryPendry
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has everything I want in a Scotch ale, but it's just a little on the dark side and a bit too bitter for this style. I know hoppy beers are all the rage with the kids these days, but there's a such thing as overdoing it. I couldn't taste any smoke in it, but I'm not sure I was supposed to either. In spite of my gripes, Dirty Bastard is very drinkable and the high ABV is masked well. Overall I really like this one a lot, and I buy it frequently. This is so close to being an outstanding beer, but the bitter:sweet ratio is just a little off.

Photo of johnyb
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thecasehead
3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MIbeerfan
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark red brownish appearance with creamy head poured from bottle. Malty bready boozy aroma. Head dissipated quickly and no lacing. Rich malty and toasty flavors with a slight boozy finish. Slight smoky hint but not too much to overshadow the rich malts.

Photo of leaversuch
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerryodell
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZBR101
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ctjoumas
4/5  rDev -1%

Nice brownish red color and clear. Smells faintly of caramel... A bit sweet. Taste is slightly sweet and has a nice finish. Recently had the backwoods bastard which this seems similar too minus the bourbon. Overall very enjoyable.

Photo of JNForsyth
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of chowe2101
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Bizerk
3.08/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of Retrocity
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4/5  rDev -1%

Pours a brilliant ruby color with a one finger yellow head that disappates quickly. Aroma is plum, dark fruit and molasses. Taste is plum, molasses, a bit of roast bite and a little alcoholic burn. Mouthfeel is on the heavier side but it works with the flavors to allow them to linger in the finish. Overall a very well done scotch ale that manages to hit the high points without the harshness of some in the style.

Photo of tappangordo
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ravenscraft
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of firesrage
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of oesarth
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of JMUduke
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of bplzip
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,004 ratings.