Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,029
Reviews: 1,643
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 208
Gots: 933 | FT: 24
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper color with a thin tan head, fades fast, no cap or any lacing on the glass but the color is pretty darned lovely especially when held up to the light where some reddish tones shine through.

Smell has a huge roasted malt aroma coupled with dark fruit, like figs, strong caramel presence.

Taste starts out with the caramel roasted malt front, a nice sweetness of dark fruit, very sticky with a slightly syrup like texture, somehow it avoids being overly sweet or cloying, soft yet ample amount of carbonation, strength is very well hidden.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pint glass this beer was a murky brown color with some red highlights. It had a small tan head.

Mostly a caramel malt aroma. There was a bit of fruit and a hint of some earthy hops.

Caramel, toffee taste. Some sweet fruit, maybe cherry. A little hops late in the taste.

This was a little more assertive than I'm used to seeing in a Scotch ale.


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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with copper highlights in the glass with only a thin film of cream colored head. Smell seems muted to me. It contains hints of alcohol and mostly caramell-y malts. Taste is of rich malts with hints of alcohol, just like the smell, only better.

Overall, a nice beer, and in the end a good example of the style.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, approx. 45 degrees F, poured into unchilled stange glass.

A: "Dirty," like iced tea. Extremely thin head, which went away after a second anyway.

S: Damp, vegetal, heavy, but with a hoppy note.

T: Figs/dates, maybe a little pruney. Something discordant about it, but not noxious or anything.

M: Much too thin; goes down too fast.

D: This is the best way to explain what I think its shortcoming is: it has all the darkness that I expect from beers of its style, but none of the depth. It's an above-50th-percentile Scotch Ale, but still meh.

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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