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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,102 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,102
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 158
Gots: 512 | FT: 19
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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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2012 23:34:13 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2012 20:35:20 | More by danthehopslamman
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lwel10


4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2012 17:11:29 | More by lwel10
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InVinoVeritas

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-13-2012 02:41:08 | More by InVinoVeritas
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BigLittleHokis

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-13-2012 02:28:22 | More by BigLittleHokis
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Moby

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-13-2012 01:08:58 | More by Moby
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frankiepop

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am giving the appearance good marks. The head looks different. I don't know if it's exceptional, but it's good. I like a little more sweetness personally. I haven't drank much scotch ale wee heavy, but this is darker than the others. In fact, it reminds me more of a Porter. Rich strong flavors caress your taste buds and you mmm that's good.

Goes down good with some Wilco playing on the jukebox.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 19:08:20 | More by frankiepop
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-12-2012 16:55:18 | More by zonker17
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Deanstreat

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-12-2012 07:07:25 | More by Deanstreat
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turnerk3

South Carolina

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

A: Pours a delectable dark amber color with a miniscule ivory white head. The retention is proportionate to the head.

S: Deep caramel aromas explode quite nicely. The malts highly favor the caramel, but there is an unexpected toasty essences that resembles french toast cooking.

T: Those nose is the gateway to the taste. An excellent caramel, toasty bread flavor comes through in just the right way. No real bitterness to speak, but it is not overly sweet.

M: Once again the caramel characteristic seems to be the most significant factor. Similar to eating a piece of caramel, there is a sticky, chewy texture is left covering the palate. The toasty aspect does well to lighten the stickiness, so that the stickiness does not become overwhelming.

O: A very delicious brew that represents the style nicely. Founder's Brewery does very well to represent the style, and this is another example of how well they can achieve that a goal. A definite must try.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 02:32:43 | More by turnerk3
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-12-2012 01:07:03 | More by jfcaa193
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this into a Founders snifter.

Thin tan head did not last too long, dispersed into pretty much nothing; looks flat. Color is super dark red and brown, almost rusty. smell is just ok, nothing spectacular. Hints of vanilla, some caramel, even smoke, maybe some dark fruit aromas, and minimal hops. taste is similar, but very smooth and light. Not a ton of bite in this. Overall this is just ok. I prefer other of Founders offerings to this. Not bad, but just does not compare to others I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 02:48:22 | More by rodlavers
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Scott1970

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-11-2012 01:17:32 | More by Scott1970
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Souleman

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-11-2012 00:01:33 | More by Souleman
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-10-2012 17:00:27 | More by MattSharpless
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Ruby brown color with a 1-finger tan head that persists for a while and eventually dissipates into a tan film that lasts throughout. No lacing. Clear with a good amount of bubbles.

S – Tons of malts with toffee, caramel, molasses, and earthy aromas. Esters lend a subtle plum-like scent as well. Smells like this is going to be a rich, malty treat.

T – Follows the nose to a tee. Starts sweet and stays sweet throughout with lots of caramel, toffee, molasses, and dark fruit flavors. A smooth, earthy bitterness and smokiness appears toward the finish. There are signs of alcohol here as well. This is delicious.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with decent carbonation, a rich, creamy, and velvet-smooth mouthfeel, and an earthy and dry finish. Malty caramel sweetness lingers for a little while along with earthy and smoky bitterness. These aftertastes complement the throat-warming sensation from the alcohol.

O – This beer is terrific. There is so much malty goodness in the aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel. Perfect example of a Scotch ale/wee heavy. I wish Founders’ brewery was in my backyard so I could just drink all of their beer all the time. They kill it every single time.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 01:21:51 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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BryanK

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-10-2012 00:23:35 | More by BryanK
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-09-2012 23:42:03 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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MrParker

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.7%

08-09-2012 20:37:30 | More by MrParker
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Siciliano's in GR, 12oz bottle into a tulip. Bottled March 21, 2012.

Dark brown/maroon with a tan head. Light retention and lace. Nose has lots of caramel, toffee and candy sweetness. Even a bit of maple syrup maybe. Nice, complex malt character all 'round. Taste is again all malt, caramel, dark breads, candy and syrupy sweetness, perhaps even a shred of peat. Dark dried fruits and some caramelized banana. Neutral finish, as the sweetness doesn't carry on for too long which was a definite plus. Alcohol is evident, but is well incorporated into the flavour. Full bodied and coats the mouth. An excellent scotch ale for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 21:19:15 | More by liamt07
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

08-08-2012 19:08:11 | More by WoodburyMN
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M_Burkey


3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-08-2012 13:17:13 | More by M_Burkey
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Lookjoesays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-08-2012 04:19:22 | More by Lookjoesays
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.8%

08-08-2012 01:39:41 | More by Rempo
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ncfranklin

Alabama

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

12oz bottle into a tulip. Bottle on date of 6/21/12! Should be a tad hot for that. Lets' find out.

A: A vigorous pour gives us a small one finger tan head atop a big copper, amber and brownish body.

S: Big nose in this. Caramel, biscuity malt, dark fruit, sugars, alcohol. Very complex here, and quite potent.

T: Right after the nose. Very sweet beer with caramel, darker fruits and sugar. Booze is in the backend with a warming sensation.

M: Bigger, chewy body. Feels really nice but isn't burdensome. Carbonation is small, as expected, but the flavors are smooth and don't linger heavily.

O: The Dirty Bastard isn't much of a bastard. It's actually quite nice and smooth with rich malty flavors. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 01:12:51 | More by ncfranklin
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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