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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,848 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,848
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 202
Gots: 831 | FT: 23
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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Deeeeezzzzznuts, Nov 17, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Thick brown brew with a reddish tint and small frothy head. Isolated specks of lacing on the glass.

S - Malty, sweet, molasses, a hint of rye and peat, a little dates as well.

T - Initially, it is a mesh of bitter and sweet. The sweetness is entirely a bready, toasty maltose flavor. The bitterness is a bit of a rye spiciness and... a touch of steamed collard greens is the closest fit - just the bitter taste though, it doesn't taste like greens, just that sort of bitterness. Aftertaste is mildly lightly sweet and a lingering bitterness that is rather medicinal. In the long aftertaste it has a potent baby aspirin flavor.

M - Smooth, thick, a little drying.

D - Aside from the aspirin taste, this is great. One of the better scottish ales I've had.

mrasskicktastic, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

mcorwin, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of jar2574
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My third scotch ale in the past week or two, and I really like the style. Dirty Bastard does a good job with it. It has less ABV than the Sam Adams one I had and the Backwoods Dirty Bastard. But it's easy drinking for a 8.5 ABV, and is probably the smoothest of the three.

Appearance is very dark brown and brown/red when held up to light. Not that much head, and good lacing on the way down.

Malts dominate the smell, more sweet caramel smelling than roasted smelling.

Very drinkable, Easy-drinking beer. Not a chugging beer by any means, but easy to drink for a 8.5 ABV.

Taste is malty sweetness up front, followed by earthiness. Not quite the smoky peat found in the Sam Adams Wee Heavy, but some green earthiness.

jar2574, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

dwaz, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

MacStinson, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

IPAaron, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

sobeleg, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

jag21, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

jh1982, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

horrorspecialty, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

meetyouoverboard, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

jdgerow, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

randomdanger, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

GoldenChild, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

jeffthepony, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

Gtg642, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

RichBeer, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of gregy55902
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed in tandem with the Founders Backwoods Bastard ale. Poured into an XL snifter at 45 degrees F.

A - Pours very dark red, almost a bit of purple. Minimal head that recedes immediately, leaving a few bubbles.

S - Some dark malts and molasses. Faint hints of scotch and sherry.

T - Quite the diverse malt profile on this one. Some dark fruits that were not present in the nose.

M - Mildly carbonated, but still a hearty brew. Alcohol isn't very well-concealed though.

O - Pretty good. A fine example of a scotch ale at the very least.

gregy55902, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

teyuders, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

victory4me, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

Magery, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

ZacharyJ, Nov 16, 2011
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,848 ratings.