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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

5,424 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,424
Reviews: 1,607
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 178
Gots: 643 | 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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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.7%

11-28-2013 01:34:45 | More by XmnwildX12
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BltByKrmn

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

11-28-2013 00:35:35 | More by BltByKrmn
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rwshelton2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-27-2013 23:22:03 | More by rwshelton2
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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%

A-poured into glass with a dark ruby color a light tan thin head good carbonation
S-has aromas of caramel and maybe toffee
T-better taste of caramel, toffee, and butterscotch
M-nice mix enjoyed the sweet malt very smooth and rich
O-very enjoyable scotch ale from founders glad I got a six pack

11-27-2013 20:04:49 | More by reebtaerG
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itchytasty

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

11-27-2013 13:44:52 | More by itchytasty
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MarkSmith86

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +4%

Wow, this beer has a ruby reddish color in a glass. smell is of malts and smoke. Nice lacing on glass. Flavor is very up front of bitter malts but its worth its price tag. Alcohol is present in taste but not too bad. This beer will fill you up, thats a fact. I couldnt drink more than 2 a day.

11-27-2013 09:08:58 | More by MarkSmith86
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%

12oz brown bottle purchased from Oak Barrel in Sydney.

Pleasantly deep brown hue, ruby red when held to the light, with a very fine and fairly persistent film of yellow-beige. Lacing forms in spots, and the body is very rich indeed, holding fine rivulets of carbonation as its tilted. Looks pretty heavy and good.

Nose is rich and malty, with plenty of roast notes and a medicinal overtone. Slight smoky aromas permeate a little as it warms, along with a mineral sharpness. Booze inveigles itself as well, giving a heady boost of intoxication to the mix. Nice stuff.

Taste is initially big and sweet, but strangely enough it gets sharper as it warms, substituting a fine mineral, slightly medicinal tone for the broad sweetness at the start. There's still a burnt toffee character persisting, and more suggestions of smoke and booze. Aftertaste is quite blunt: without much lingering sweetness it drops off rather suddenly.

Feel is good, smooth throughout, and allowing some permeation of the sweetness even when it's a little lacking on the back.

It's a big beer, missing a little complexity (or maybe suffering a little from transportation), but with plenty to offer nonetheless.

11-27-2013 06:00:31 | More by lacqueredmouse
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mweso2000

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-26-2013 21:45:33 | More by mweso2000
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BradShook

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-26-2013 18:48:10 | More by BradShook
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AmandaRae

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-26-2013 03:56:24 | More by AmandaRae
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briiguy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-26-2013 01:40:37 | More by briiguy
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

It took me a bit to warm up to this style. This is an update to my previous rating.

A: Dark caramel brown with a minimal head. What little lacing there is quickly dissipates.

S: Slight boozy scotch smell sets the table for what's to follow.

T: Very nice, slightly bitter, with whisky notes that linger on the tongue.

M: nicely carbonated, medium light mouth feel.

O: I had to come back to this beer to really appreciate craft that goes into the making of this beer. It's so widely available in Michigan, that I had a tendency to overlook it. I won't make that mistake again. Nice!

11-25-2013 20:55:45 | More by BreakfastStout
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user785335

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

11-25-2013 13:59:03 | More by user785335
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Gasc0igne

Australia

4/5  rDev -1%

11-25-2013 09:33:52 | More by Gasc0igne
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loganburgh

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

11-25-2013 05:38:35 | More by loganburgh
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beerforpresident

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-25-2013 04:57:11 | More by beerforpresident
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s35keith

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-25-2013 02:25:15 | More by s35keith
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APBT91

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-25-2013 01:13:54 | More by APBT91
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-25-2013 00:35:52 | More by msondel
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Nonebiz

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-24-2013 23:34:57 | More by Nonebiz
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Kroller86

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

11-24-2013 21:54:29 | More by Kroller86
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-24-2013 07:45:05 | More by anticipation23
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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

11-24-2013 05:20:33 | More by Jaysmittyland
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Geijerb

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

11-23-2013 21:25:45 | More by Geijerb
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mistroth

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-23-2013 19:07:37 | More by mistroth
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,424 ratings.