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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,229 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,229
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 167
Gots: 549 | FT: 22
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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Ratings: 5,229 | Reviews: 1,594 | Display Reviews Only:
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Tyler523

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-17-2013 14:49:07 | More by Tyler523
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AaronGreenman

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-17-2014 05:26:09 | More by AaronGreenman
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ErinnA

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

06-01-2014 19:39:12 | More by ErinnA
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WraythOsu

Ohio

2/5  rDev -50.5%

06-07-2014 04:04:33 | More by WraythOsu
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Keizerjl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-09-2014 00:03:12 | More by Keizerjl
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blueinTX

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-19-2014 04:40:07 | More by blueinTX
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greenbeaner

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thank you mmcave for the recommendation, this is one helluva a tasty beer. Alright, poured vigorously into my new FFF's nonic, creates a robust 3 finger head with decent retention and a nice ribbony lacing. Deep red copper, with a nice cascading effect on the pour.

Fairly robust on the nose, with a roasted malts up front and a thick caramel sweetness in the finish. A hint of hops.

Oh glorious malt. This and mouthfeel are where this beer really shine. Heavy roasted malt, raisen, caramel and caramelized sugar. A bit of hoppy bitterness for support and a smooth sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is thick creamy, finishes dry...but it's not syrupy at all, more cream than syrup. Nice and full bodied.

This is a wonderful beer, I gave drinkability a 5 because I could seriously drink this all the time, as a standard go to beer. Reasonably priced and it tasted amazing. What more can I say, I'll definitely be drinking it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2007 00:19:56 | More by greenbeaner
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AngryNucleus

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-26-2012 20:50:20 | More by AngryNucleus
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trafordboy

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep reddish brown with a two finger head that lasted a bit then dissipated into great lacing. Smell is heavy on the malt, but with distinct fruity quality, somewhat like cherries and plums. Initial sweetness lasted through mid-palate and the drifted into a light slightly dry and bitter finish that lasted and left a pleasant mouthfeel. For the high abv, quite drinkable, although a couple would mellow one out quite nicely. Also, definitely let this one warm up...it improved greatly as it warmed.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 02:46:25 | More by trafordboy
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mebummer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-15-2013 02:07:17 | More by mebummer
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luciusgilmer

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into tulip glass. Second tasting: bottle poured into large mug.

A: Rich color, short head that dissipates quickly and leaves a very thin lacing. A deep brown amber.

S: Not a strong smell, but pleasantly hop scented. Second tasting: now I'm noticing a sweetness, too.

T: A good rich taste; the malts are rather heavy, and can be a bit bitter in the back of the mouth, but there are several flavors as you taste the beer, mostly toasty with a bit of coffee. Several more sips reveal some new facets of taste. Second tasting was much better, with hints of sweetness throughout.

M: A nice heft to this, and some pleasant carbonation. Second tasting: this now seems like what I'm looking for in carbonation and balance. Excellent.

D: It's a bit bitter for my taste, but I kept getting new flavors off successive tastes, so it had my interest. I'd try it again.

Second tasting: I obviously revisited this beer, and my impression of it did go up from an already high grade. I am looking forward to another tasting.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 01:44:16 | More by luciusgilmer
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Thia417

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

08-21-2013 00:30:13 | More by Thia417
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sweenbeen

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-11-2013 21:02:17 | More by sweenbeen
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sixthglass

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- nice ruby brown, with a two finger khaki colored head,nice lacing.

S- Not very aromatic but, you can smell the malt, Carmel.

T-Malty carmel, some hint of dark fruit, some tiny hint of vanilla.

M- Smooth, creamy, alcohol is hidden well. Carbonation is the right amount.

D- I would only drink one or two of these, sipping slowly.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 00:27:53 | More by sixthglass
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jman42

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A = Nice brown color with a bit of redness to it. Medium head with decent retention. Good lacing

S = Malty. Little or no hoppiness

T = Hadn't looked at the bottle to see what style it was. Took one taste and thought "it tastes like a nice Scottish wee heavy" so it tastes the way it should

M = Nice and creamy

O = Liking this beer. Will buy again (but not so much in the summer)

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 23:26:14 | More by jman42
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riverrunt421

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-03-2012 21:36:42 | More by riverrunt421
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skorze

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

06-04-2013 23:39:37 | More by skorze
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Rappaman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

02-19-2013 01:13:38 | More by Rappaman
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KVota

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-28-2012 04:10:30 | More by KVota
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Moore568

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-19-2014 01:41:50 | More by Moore568
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andyhonig

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

01-12-2014 22:14:17 | More by andyhonig
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Maineraidah

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-18-2013 12:42:49 | More by Maineraidah
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Karl_M

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am not one for sweet, malty beers but this is outstanding! TRUELY OUTSTANDING!!!

A PERFECT balance of sweet and bitter. An earthy nose and a long unfolding on the palate that starts out with a fruity molasses-esque quality and slowly evolves into a pleasingly semi-bitter finish that lasts... Full-bodied for sure but not too heavy... Not-at-all.

The head consists of tight, tiny bubbles that hold for a few minutes but then break to reveal the deep caramel colors that are just as dark as the brown bottle it came in.

At 8.5% this is a warmer, for sure. Perfect on a brisk afternoon to wash down some grilled brats and some of Wisconsin's finest queso's.

This little BASTARD will always be welcomed with open lips into my belly.

After one bottle, rest assured, you ain't gonna be driving ANYWHERE for a good long while. =-) ENJOY!

(side note- I poured this into a glass mug for the first tasting. Then I used a basic REIDEL wine glass. Finally I tried it in a tulip. In all three the flavor profile did not change enough to matter. Even straight out of the bottle this beer opened well onto the palate.)

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 16:49:26 | More by Karl_M
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Capt_kirk

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.7%

11-10-2013 05:58:13 | More by Capt_kirk
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Born_Beerknurd

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

12-12-2013 03:19:02 | More by Born_Beerknurd
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,229 ratings.