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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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90
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5,661 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,661
Reviews: 1,614
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 192
Gots: 750 | 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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4/5  rDev -1%

js155306, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll give this beer 4's all around. For a Scott Ale/Wee Heavy, this beer is great. I drank this right after having an IPA brew, so the first thing I noticed was the strong malt presence and caramel. Great mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. If you like a beer that's sweet, malty, and heavy, Dirty Bastard is a must try.

Nfl1991, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

HopBrain, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

NickyDee21, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

WDJersey, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

vw72, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

mpeterdpt, Jul 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

dcprattdotcom, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

raffy313, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, pours a deep brown with reddish tinges, thinner foamy tan head holds decent retention and leaves a little lacing on the glass. Aromas are earthy peat, malty, brown sugar, caramel, raisin, toffee, booze. Tastes are earth, peat, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, faint chocolate as it warms, a little bit of spice from the hops. Mouth-feel is smooth and creamy while being medium bodied. Overall, always a favorite of mine for the style. Well balanced with good complexity.

barnzy78, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

ryanpj, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Frostyglass, Jul 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

TypsiYpsi, Jul 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Shoo65, Jul 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

bonbini26, Jul 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jstewart1130, Jul 27, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Founders Dirty Bastard
7/26/12
12oz, packaged 5/9/12

Wonderful garnet with a small tan head.

Aroma has a good bit of alcohol and fruit. Almost rum-like. Hint of smoke as well.

Richly malty with notes of caramel, toffee, molasses and dark fruit. Not massively sweet, but a tad cloying. Could use a few more IBUs for balance. Finish is nice, with subtle peat and smoke that intensifies over the course of the drink.

Mouthfeel is full but needs more carb.

Well-brewed and a nice example of the style, I just find it a bit too sweet.

dasenebler, Jul 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ng85, Jul 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

RHIN0002, Jul 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

leinie13, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

KenRapoza, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

wizo, Jul 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Calculat0r, Jul 24, 2012
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,661 ratings.