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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,380 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,380
Reviews: 1,606
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 177
Gots: 628 | 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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Brad007

Vermont

4.9/5  rDev +21.3%

Pours an exceptionally ruby hue with a thin head into my glass. The hue is perfect for the style.

Smoky peat textures jump out in the nose with a heady dose of alcohol heat that's nowhere near overwhelming.

The mouth follows the nose and not surprisingly, discovers a drinkable mix of peat malt and alcohol heat. Keep in mind, this is 8.5% and it packs quite a punch.

Luckily for me, it's mellowed out enough to where the alcohol stays in its' place, allowing the malt to shine.

This is one of the more complex wee heavies I've had in a while. Generally, I don't drink a lot of this style but I believe it fits well with my current look and feel of things.

12-28-2011 01:06:20 | More by Brad007
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mindlucent2007

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -15.1%

Poured a cloudy dark brown/brick red with a sudsy, tan half-inch head that quickly breaks up leaving scattered bubbles. The smell is rich, dark fruits and boozy. This is really good. A rich, but clean, malty blend. There is caramel and toffee up front with nutty and smokey flavors following. The dark fruit and yeast play their part as well. A clean aftertaste follows. This brew balances out nicely masking the alcohol well. Moderately carbonated and a creamy, full feel to this Wee Heavy. I'm not picking up on alcohol taste like I did on the aroma. A great wintertime brew and quality all around from Founders.

12-28-2011 01:04:06 | More by mindlucent2007
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brotherloco

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

12-27-2011 22:21:47 | More by brotherloco
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phattman073

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-27-2011 22:01:30 | More by phattman073
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melissab318

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

12-27-2011 00:43:44 | More by melissab318
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Lee45102

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

12-27-2011 00:16:34 | More by Lee45102
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mdbailey00

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-26-2011 15:10:59 | More by mdbailey00
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tyamhydrogen

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours a dark brown with a tiny head that quickly dissipates. No real noticable lacing at all.

Smells delicious, lots of dark malts, caramel malt and some booze.

Taste is more dark malts, not too much warming booze present. Alcohol is very well hidden for the ABV. Very good.

Mouthfeel is on the thicker end, with a little lingering sticky malt. Nice. Very enjoyable from one sip to the next.

Overall a nice beer on a winter night, and a great introduction to the style. As usual, Founders delivers. I don't enjoy it as much as some of their other offerings, but it certainly holds its own and would be perfect after a long day of skiing.

12-26-2011 00:43:56 | More by tyamhydrogen
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bfife

South Dakota

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%

Picked this up on a beer survival run here in S Georgia.
poured into a pint glass, beer about 50-55 degrees
Color is a dark brown/ amber
No head or at least minimal
smell is peaty, slightly smokey, a hint of fruit
taste is spot on with the smell, very pleasant without any alcohol burn with a slight bitter finish.
this is another fine brew from Founders, perfect for this Christmas Eve. Cheers Ya all

12-24-2011 23:44:34 | More by bfife
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-24-2011 22:14:42 | More by hemorhoidzz
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cradke

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%

Appearance: Dark with carmel, amber notes. Very small and fine head.

Smell: Lots of malt . Delicious

Taste: Fantastic. Brown sugars, malts, with a hint of peat and scotch notes.

Mouthfeel: Amazing. It is truly an explosion of flavors as the beer is swished around my mouth. Perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall: Truly a great beer. My new baseline for this style

12-24-2011 21:54:07 | More by cradke
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Nuke77

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1%

Pours a beautiful deep red brown with a nice tan head. The smell is reminds me of a bit of burnt brown sugar and caramel. The taste is very close to the smell with a very nice roasted malt flavor. This beer is viscous and coats the tongue nicely. Scottish type ales are not generally my cup of tea but this one is just fine on this overcast, cool Christmas Eve.

12-24-2011 20:03:42 | More by Nuke77
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Slikpitt

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-24-2011 18:41:55 | More by Slikpitt
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Ford1873

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-24-2011 04:56:38 | More by Ford1873
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SolarMikey

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

12-24-2011 03:54:51 | More by SolarMikey
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drew74

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-24-2011 02:18:57 | More by drew74
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J23hc

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +4%

Pours an chocolate brown. Thick body, not much head, residual bubbles around the sides. Bit of a roasted smell with dark fruit, and faint hops. Taste is very well balanced, black cherry, other dried fruits, sweet cream, and hops to even it out. Creamy, drinkable, smooth. Slides down easily and alcohol content unnoticed.

12-23-2011 23:06:46 | More by J23hc
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-23-2011 20:06:58 | More by ShemRahBoo
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orm56

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

12-23-2011 09:51:12 | More by orm56
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-23-2011 04:46:24 | More by jsnoek
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-22-2011 23:27:35 | More by whallgren
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poisonpythons

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-22-2011 23:05:09 | More by poisonpythons
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bakeith

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

12-22-2011 22:37:23 | More by bakeith
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Bleeberspliegan

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

12-22-2011 22:35:18 | More by Bleeberspliegan
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

12-22-2011 21:57:21 | More by brez8791
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,380 ratings.