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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,235 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,235
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 167
Gots: 551 | 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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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-11-2013 22:34:09 | More by burymeinhops
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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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arescan

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown with an amber tint. Medium sized head when poured into my pint glass. Good carbonation.

S - Very earthy, toffee like scent that doesn't shy away from the malts. Doesn't have a lot of strength to it.

T - Taste has a lot of carmel and toffee tones that mask the alcohol well. The alcohol does come out in the bitter aftertaste.

M - Doesn't have a consistent mouthfeel. It's either viscous and heavy or watery and smooth. Neither is bad, but it lacks a true identity.

O - It's a good beer. It doesn't knock your socks off, but I would drink it again and I would enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 02:04:01 | More by arescan
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-10-2013 20:36:31 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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baconman91

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

10-10-2013 20:11:59 | More by baconman91
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freakeconomist

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I could drink this all day. I preferred it on tap over the bottle, but bottle is still great. I enjoyed the warmth and depth of scotch flavors, a little sweet and hit the spot. I wanted to pair it with another one and maybe some charceuterie. It would be great with smoked meats or a steak.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2013 13:14:56 | More by freakeconomist
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Pitcairn

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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Skabiski

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-10-2013 01:31:24 | More by kwkurdziel
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Nugganooch

California

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of brooklynbrews – thanks Andrew!
Notes taken from 09/14/13 with my Sierra Nevada balloon glass

A: A ruddy rusted brown looking dark cloudy amber body. Half finger of still khaki cream settles to a small film on top. Never fully subsiding with light dots and squiggle clinging to the glass after every sip.

S: Smells of caramel toffee malts, toasted bread, alcohol, some mineral like earthiness, and a hint of hop spice. A fairly nice and inviting malt forward nose.

T: Nutty toasted bread crust with scorched caramels mixed in with a bit of raisin and plum-like fruitiness. Has a nice dry roast quality with a moderate bitterness made up of hoppy citrus peel. I get some light spice and a dash of chocolate coming through as well. Alcohol is incredible well masked in flavor and the beer finishes with some earthy minerals. Really nice raisin bread like flavors with a kick of citrus. Enjoying this one but drinks more like a hoppy Amber.

M: Moderate to heavier body that dabbles between watery thin and syrupy thick. There is a modest amount of bitterness to the palate and touch of alcohol warming. Has a high level of drying finish that really lightens up the feel. Slightly resinous after.

D: Very solid brew with some nice rich and complex flavors. Does not strike me as a traditional Scottish Ale. It is Malt forward but with some American hop influence.
Pretty world class brew…wish this were available to me on the regular.

Serving type: bottle

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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Ohio

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -1%

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Minnesota

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,235 ratings.