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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,113 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,113
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 160
Gots: 515 | 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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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

12-04-2011 22:21:52 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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jbarger84

Virginia

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-04-2011 15:32:18 | More by jbarger84
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guillemiro

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

12-04-2011 09:19:22 | More by guillemiro
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drn

Idaho

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-04-2011 03:29:20 | More by drn
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-03-2011 06:42:51 | More by charladam
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a nice looking brownish red color. The head is thin and it creamy looking. It leaves a touch of lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer has a really nice sweet caramel aromas along with some earthy aromas too. The taste is very nice on this one. The sweetness was really nice and finished with a light bitterness. The mouthfeel of this beer was very smooth with a really nice carbonation to it. Overall it's a damn good beer, Founder's strikes again with yet another really tasty beverage.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2011 03:35:21 | More by Knapp85
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-03-2011 03:07:12 | More by PhatAtUT
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scarfield

Nebraska

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App- Pours a dark copper--almost a mahogany in color with a thin film for a head. Spotty lacing and residue on the glass.

Smell- First a smell of musty hops and the sweet smell of rich caramel malt comes later. A tinge of alcohol can be sensed as well. Alot going on here and difficult to separate it all out

Taste- The beer is more bitter than I would have assumed. The bitterness is of a coffee/dark chocolate type rather than one of hops, although those are present as well. A hint of what seems to be smokiness and/or peated malt comes in as well and gives the beer an earthy flavor. Sweetness is subdued and not as present as in the smell, but shows in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Full bodied and has a lasting impression on the tongue, so not one to chug. The alcohol is hidden well by the various flavors in the beer, but there is a lot to try and concentrate on.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 00:00:58 | More by scarfield
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

12-02-2011 18:12:00 | More by Rochefort10nh
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TIJAE

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-02-2011 16:21:19 | More by TIJAE
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jz989

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-02-2011 16:00:04 | More by jz989
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blange3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

12-02-2011 15:30:48 | More by blange3
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

12-02-2011 05:43:00 | More by tripledbrew
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

12-02-2011 05:20:58 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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aasimon

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-02-2011 03:03:21 | More by aasimon
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

12-02-2011 01:15:13 | More by TheNightwatchman
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VaTechHopHead


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

Had this several times already, just now getting around to reviewing it.

It's a solid Scotch Ale, pours semi-thick with a quick fading head, nice dark brown color. Rich caramel flavor with a sweet malt overtone. Definitely above average. A little thin on the body but the ABV isn't noticeable. Finishes smooth and just a hint of dryness. Overall it's a very good scotch ale and worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 00:04:27 | More by VaTechHopHead
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

12-01-2011 20:49:06 | More by Brew33
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-01-2011 18:40:53 | More by kjkinsey
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-01-2011 18:30:11 | More by eerbayman
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rodney45

New York

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

A: Dark red, hazy and opaque. Quickly dissipating beech colored head.

S: Deep malty with caramel undertones. Ethers and wood smoke permeate.

F: Sweet roasted burnt caramel on top of a very complex malt character. Hints of walnut, dark chocolate, plum and fig. Slightly bitter, but not via hop, more along the lines of roasted barley or a secondary malt charactr that really sets this beer apart from other beers. This beer's complexity exists on many different levels. What hop profile does exist creates a very clean tasting beer that has a non dry finish or bitter finish, but balanced. Alcohol is present, but balances out the sweetness.

M: Lightly carbonated, and full bodied.

O: Good example of the strong scotch ale style. Like previously mentioned, this beer has a multidimensional malt profile that once you think you figured out, on the next sip you recieve a whole different cascade of tastes, too numerous to mention, and too good to pass up.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 11:50:18 | More by rodney45
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rab53

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-01-2011 06:05:29 | More by rab53
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-01-2011 05:08:02 | More by kevgod
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1%

12-01-2011 02:08:16 | More by BeerThursdays
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FMPLover24

Kansas

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-30-2011 18:50:48 | More by FMPLover24
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,113 ratings.