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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,256 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,256
Reviews: 1,691
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 232
Gots: 1,142 | 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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003

Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of marfuss
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBodamer
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmace929
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bmeGT
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brozaka
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jco3
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALC82
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JudiciousDelicious
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MiWolfman
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tony12hd
4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Let me sum it up for you. Fantastic! very enjoyable beer it is 8.5 so watch out have this by itself or at the end of rounds.

Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a light tan and creamy head that dissipates quickly but still leaves a bit on the top of the beer. The beer itself is a deep ruby color that is a little bit clear such that you can see a shadow of things through it.

The beer smell is deeply malty. The malt notes mainly consist of a very strong caramel smell with a little bit of toffee as well. The beer has a sweet smell due to the heavy malt.

The beer taste is similar to the smell. The taste mainly consists of a strong caramel note with a bit of toffee to it. The taste also has a slight bitterness to it but it is mainly sweet. Regardless, the bitterness is a nice note to finish on because of its contrast to the usually sweet notes.

The mouthfeel is fairly smooth. The beer is heavy bodied with a light carbonation to give it a little bit of texture.

Overall, a pretty decent wee heavy and one that I recommend getting. The beer is pretty good for a year round beer and worth getting.

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sethmcconkey
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikerems
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisdopeee
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of auswild
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The taste reminds me of eating all the flavors out of a typical bag of jelly beans at once.

Photo of bcaputo99
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoelG21
2.04/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Having read a few previous reviews, I think that people might be misrepresenting the taste of this beer. Simply put, the flavor was completely off-putting. Had almost no beer flavor, just a very alcohol-flavored kick.

Photo of dtm426
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Lovin-RAT
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Usually not a fan of scotch ales but this one hits the spot on a cold winter night.

Photo of BryanPeterson
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sean_King
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdeese21
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,256 ratings.