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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,212 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,212
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 165
Gots: 550 | FT: 21
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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WMEugene

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark red amber color with a thin head that dissipates to a thin layer, some lacing.

S - Butterscotch, caramel, a little nutty, earthy peats, and malts. Nice.

T - Rich malty flavors mix with nutty and butterscotch flavors. Nice, clean and well developed Scotch Ale tastes.

M - Smooth malty and clean mouthfeel. Great carbonation and very drinkable.

O - Dirty Bastard is a great example of a Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy. Nothing too complex, but very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 17:05:35 | More by WMEugene
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-31-2012 02:56:29 | More by 2dogbrew
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BillHilly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-31-2012 00:48:14 | More by BillHilly
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airbag11

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-30-2012 18:01:50 | More by airbag11
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gaffm

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-29-2012 23:25:59 | More by gaffm
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Beerchaeology

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

03-29-2012 23:16:43 | More by Beerchaeology
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-29-2012 22:57:02 | More by dvanhandel
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jchoffman

Georgia

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

A- Pours a deep amber to brown hue. Small tannish colored head that dissipates quickly. Red hints come through the brew in the light. Good lacing.

S- Not very strong or complex. Mostly a peaty smell with deeper malts mixed in.

T- Much like the smell, but more complexity. Very malty up front, followed by a slight nut smell. Same hints of peat and slight hops bitterness finish the drink cleanly. the Coffee flavors are very welcome.

M- Chewy and creamy. Appropriate levels of carbonation for the weight of the drink. Easy drinking at 8.5% alcohol, in my option a great session beer.

O, a excellent world class beer, love it.. haven't had too many scotch ales, but I will be trying some more because Founders did such a good job

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 20:36:55 | More by jchoffman
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yamar68

Minnesota

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

Pours a deep burnt orange/amber with a finger of short-lived off-white/tannish head, sporadic beading. The nose offers waves of toffee, toasted bread, consistent and somewhat pungent - the beer has already taken a distinct direction. The taste highlights much of the aroma plus some peat and smoky wood. Drinkability is pretty low but it doesn’t detract from the beer. I’m not an avid scotch ale drinker, but from what little I know, this is a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 03:59:10 | More by yamar68
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-28-2012 23:45:00 | More by MSandahl23
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CypriotPhilosopher


4/5  rDev -1%

03-28-2012 22:12:55 | More by CypriotPhilosopher
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Zenk

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-28-2012 01:46:23 | More by Zenk
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-27-2012 22:14:34 | More by egrace84
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RConnealy

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-27-2012 20:09:16 | More by RConnealy
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wrath98

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

03-27-2012 19:26:50 | More by wrath98
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

03-27-2012 16:38:54 | More by Zaphog
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spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-27-2012 16:09:17 | More by spark3148857
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Schlobonda


5/5  rDev +23.8%

03-27-2012 08:32:06 | More by Schlobonda
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jesriedl

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-27-2012 03:10:11 | More by jesriedl
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-26-2012 17:04:57 | More by George2744
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valdieu2

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-26-2012 02:58:41 | More by valdieu2
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

03-25-2012 23:52:06 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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bootsdomino

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-25-2012 23:43:28 | More by bootsdomino
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ClassicDaniel


3/5  rDev -25.7%

03-25-2012 20:44:06 | More by ClassicDaniel
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zonalax

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-25-2012 03:33:20 | More by zonalax
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,212 ratings.