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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,403 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,403
Reviews: 1,607
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 178
Gots: 638 | 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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gshak

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-20-2012 21:21:25 | More by gshak
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fields336

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

bottled 8/29

a: ruby red- mahogany color with a tan thin head on top. the head dissipates very quickly, and leaves a thin lace around the edge, lacing on the glass is minimal.

s: rich, malty, some peat/smoke, burnt caramel notes are present, rich, buttery toffee. earthy smoke and some slight hop aroma is present.

t: rich toffee, and caramel notes, some smokey peat, burnt sugar, anise, and rich dark fruits are present. A nice bitterness from both the smoked malt and slightly from the hops.

m: rich, creamy, full bodied thick and chewy.

o: really nice example of a style thats not usually my favorite.

11-20-2012 21:19:04 | More by fields336
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AbbyAlex


4/5  rDev -1%

11-20-2012 14:36:32 | More by AbbyAlex
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Haroldmillercota


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-20-2012 02:12:00 | More by Haroldmillercota
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%

A: poured from a growler into a chalice, dark red-brown with a 1" light tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear, light stream of bubbles
S: caramel, toffee, molasses notes, earthy, robust, dark pumpernickle
T: sweet caramel notes up front with a big malt flavor, oaky earty notes, cherries, sweet lingering finish
M: full bodied with correct carbonation, alcohol makes itself known
O: a nice beer for cold weather, good complexity of flavors, pleasant sweet finish

11-20-2012 01:52:43 | More by M_C_Hampton
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

11-19-2012 23:33:51 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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JimmyP


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-19-2012 22:41:08 | More by JimmyP
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nico_freespirit


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-19-2012 22:07:26 | More by nico_freespirit
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

Pours a deep ruby red with mild clarity and a decent amount of light shining through. Creamy, tan colored head on a somewhat aggressive pour; beer appears pretty thick and syrupy. Has a pretty basic, sweet and malty aroma, slightly boozy and full of dark fruity. Taste hits first with a bit of that alcoholic warmth, right alongside a handful of fruity, dark esters. Bourbon-soaked raisins are the first thing that come to mind. Some caramel sweetness leads into almost a slight tartness that takes on a white grape type of flavor. Heavy yeast was noticeable in the aftertaste as the beer fades, leaving your mouth tasting like bread soaked with booze - not bad. Body is medium - slightly thinner than the pour and appearance would have you think, mild creaminess and overall low carbonation.

This is a very nice wee heavy that I've been fortunate enough to have available year-round in most stores. Definitely a slow-drinker with a strong 8.5% ABV profile, but very inviting and flavorful all the way down.

11-19-2012 15:36:02 | More by tectactoe
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sarajayne


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish undertone, very thin head, leaving light lacing.

Smell: Strong malt scents were dominant, with a subtle sweet smell, caramel maybe?

Taste: Wowza! this beer is BITTER, the caramely sweetness is no match for the bitterness that the barely offers. A very interesting, earthy flavor.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation & medium bodied

Overall: Dirty Bastard was without question a good beer - not my favorite though. Definitely more of a sipping beer, although the bitterness may have been a little much for my novice pallet, I love this brewery and will absolutely give it another try.

Collage girls drink GOOD beer:
www.brewreviewboston.blogspot.com

11-19-2012 01:02:03 | More by sarajayne
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

11-18-2012 20:17:12 | More by JasonSiedman
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-17-2012 23:22:53 | More by ColdOneKev
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

This ones been on my mind for a while. Poured into a pint.

A: Pours a dark brownish amber color, barely any head that dissipated fast, and not much lacing to speak about.

S: Can smell burnt sugars, can pick up on the bourbon/scotch, malts

T: Can really pick up on the scotch, very prevalent in the after taste, pretty boozey as well, to be consumed slowly.

M: Very rich and thick, medium body carbonation, strong after taste from the booze and bourbon flavor.

O: It's different, unique, its strong, so drink it slow, the hard bourbon after taste is interesting, Put it on your list.

11-17-2012 01:23:54 | More by Mavigo
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

11-16-2012 06:16:14 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%

Wow, this turned out to be a beer that I liked much more than I expected. Great golden, brown color. Nose with lots of grape, fig flavors. an extremely smooth and malty taste, with alcohol nicely in a supporting role. A superb creamy mouth. I just hope I don't like it less the next time. Even though I like Founders a lot, this was a nice pleasant surprise.

11-16-2012 03:40:26 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

11-16-2012 01:47:33 | More by jplopez21
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VernonKell

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

11-15-2012 22:27:00 | More by VernonKell
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HoppyPeteSkolnik31

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

11-15-2012 19:34:32 | More by HoppyPeteSkolnik31
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-15-2012 13:49:07 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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sneaks2210

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2012 03:18:16 | More by sneaks2210
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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2012 02:23:23 | More by RandyKemka
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cackalacky

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

11-15-2012 02:02:25 | More by cackalacky
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duckrebel


3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-14-2012 22:32:25 | More by duckrebel
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Roland45s

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

11-14-2012 18:18:34 | More by Roland45s
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TreLey

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-14-2012 03:19:20 | More by TreLey
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,403 ratings.