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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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5,356 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,356
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 174
Gots: 616 | 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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.63/5  rDev -34.9%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance - a nice rusty red color which formed a foaming head which lingered ~ 1 min after pouring.

Smell - Not a very potent odor. Smells of alcohol a bit with a little bit of fruit possibly, but not very strong at all.

Taste - An upfront bitterness that seems to persist. while not heavily present at first, begin to get the alcohol taste a bit later.

Mouthfeel - A nice level of carbonation with an average body.

Overall - Not a bad beer, but not what it is lived up for or costs. Would not buy on any regularity and would choose other Founders beers over this.

12-18-2011 01:47:06 | More by Darkmagus82
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

12-18-2011 01:47:05 | More by BMart
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salinasa

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-17-2011 23:58:19 | More by salinasa
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texasclimber

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

12-17-2011 23:18:40 | More by texasclimber
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twkirkby

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

12-17-2011 13:44:17 | More by twkirkby
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev -24.5%

Friend of mine just forced me to take 4 bottles of this home tonight, seems he didn't like it. These are most likely pushing a year so this should be interesting as i'd never age this beer.

The pour is a thick, cloudy, and yeast filled reddish color. Not much head but age will do that.

This smells like a candy of sorts. Lots of spiced apples, caramel, molasses, with maybe hints of plums and raisins.

The taste is certainly of apples, caramel, and spices left from the hops. The opening however is a touch soft and watery.

Medium body without much carbonation.

An interesting and decent beer, though I'm not sure that it is even remotely with the style. This is certainly a very interesting take on it and it isn't bad by any means.

12-17-2011 09:27:35 | More by bobhits
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BrauKilR

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -20.8%

A: Sweet malt and caramel. A light touch of toffee and butterscotch. No hops.
A: Deep mahogany with a sparing fleeting head. Clear where apparent.
F: Bitter up front, followed by chewy sweetness. Caramel is very apparent, along with some Maillard notes of melanoidin and kettle caramelization: plums, raisins. Earthy notes I might attribute to yeasty phenolics. A balanced finish with bitterness most evident.
M: Full bodied and medium to low carbonation. No astringency. Creamy chewy textured. Finish dries with high bitterness perception that lingers well beyond and into the next patient sip
Overall: This beer more closely resembles an amber/west coast red if I were left to guess. Too much bitterness for a beer brewed in the notoriously hop-stingy Scottish style. My serving was too cold, which may make for an unfair assessment. I understand the relationship between coldness and the maintenance of many tap handles. Bitterness may be accentuated under these circumstances however. Good beer nonetheless. I'd like to try this from a bottle, and will next chance I get.

12-17-2011 03:31:56 | More by BrauKilR
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jminch

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-17-2011 00:58:59 | More by jminch
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

12-17-2011 00:20:08 | More by TasteTester
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lovindahops

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

A- dirty bastard pours a hearty dark body with some spotty vanilla lacing along the glass. A darkened brown body occupies the glass with a hearty look

S- sweet sweet malt mingling with with some brown sugar and caramel

T- lightly smoked malt compiled with some possible unfermented sugars making a delicious taste profile. There is no alcohol evident in this brew which makes it kinda dangerous. Nevertheless this is a fantastic brew that really touches down with some good flavors

M- frosted flavor really compacts on the tongue

O- dirty bastard is a delicious wee heavy. Consistent flavors really showcase and make this enjoyable. I need founders to come to cuse

12-16-2011 22:32:43 | More by lovindahops
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HungarianCount

California

4/5  rDev -1%

12-16-2011 20:18:50 | More by HungarianCount
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Goldfoot

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-16-2011 14:52:04 | More by Goldfoot
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bmoney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-16-2011 00:33:12 | More by bmoney
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ineedafirkin

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

12-15-2011 22:37:09 | More by ineedafirkin
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%

Pours a deep yet clear amber color with a vanilla head. Lots of sticky lacing.

On the nose, is it strange that I'm getting a ton of sweet milk chocolate? Toffee and caramel are also present. As the beer was pouring I got huge whiffs of scotch like alcohol. Still though, predominately getting sweet milk chocolate.

Milk chocolate sweetness is present on the tip of the tongue as well with a slightly alcoholic finish. Full body rich and complex with some added notes of toffee, caramel, and cinnamon. Big vanilla presence as well. The hop and alcohol presence does an amazing job of balancing off the finish for an incredibly smooth drink.

Drinks like a carbonated scotch with impeccable smoothness.

The layers of flavors are immense and unmeasurable due to the amazing concentration. Quite the beer. And for it's complexity and abv, it's something I could have more than a few of.

Dangerous

12-15-2011 03:58:18 | More by jtierney89
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bolgiano

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-15-2011 02:55:29 | More by bolgiano
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GoGators

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -25.7%

12-14-2011 23:14:42 | More by GoGators
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

12-14-2011 23:13:42 | More by jak
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

12-14-2011 20:24:40 | More by IrishColonial
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readicculus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

12-14-2011 18:10:13 | More by readicculus
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-14-2011 05:24:42 | More by PhineasGage
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madman45

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-13-2011 18:46:25 | More by madman45
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.7%

12-13-2011 07:22:41 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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PhillyBrownEyes

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-13-2011 06:16:04 | More by PhillyBrownEyes
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nandemo1

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%

Pours a ruddy brown with a cream colored head that lasts a while. Leaves a lot of lacing and its quite bubbly for the duration of the drink.

Smells of sweet malt, raisins, some flowery hop, and alcohol. Taste is heavily caramel breadiness with a slight bit of smoke. No alcohol burn, but this bottle has about 8 months on it. There is a little bitterness balancing out the maltiness.

Has a creamy feel, but is very sticky.

Overall, a great beer that is enjoyable year round but outstanding as a winter brew.

12-13-2011 01:15:58 | More by nandemo1
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,356 ratings.