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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,126
Reviews: 1,670
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 216
Gots: 1,021 | 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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003

Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Guden
3.27/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a reddish dark brown, pretty standard for the style but not bad.

S- Heavy caramel with a bit of earthiness. Smells just right.

T- Heavy caramel with just a bit of bitterness balancing it out. Not very complex but what's there isn't bad.

M- Syrupy and low on the carbonation, seems alright for the style but doesn't do the lacking flavors any favors.

D- Nothing bad about this beer but, like every other Founders I've had, it's far from the best of the style and pretty one dimensional so I can't find it to be worth going back to.

Photo of Scoot1969
5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 16oz Pilsner Glass

Appearance - Dark Amber and some Crimson Color along the sides with a pretty hazy, unflitered appearance. Head is slightly brown with a 1 finger width. Lacing is decent as well

Smell - Rich Scotch Scent with hints of Toffee and Butterscotch. I can smell a very slight malt backbone in here as well. The overall aroma is pretty sweet smelling and I enjoy just the smell of it. Did I mention this smells really good?

Taste - Scotch flavor with a malty flavor to it. The Scotch here itself is fairly powerful here, which maybe the reason why the butterscotch and toffee flavors are kind of hard to pick up on. You can really taste the alcohol in here, giving it a bitter and strong boozy flavor. At the same time, I feel like I'm almost drinking watered down scotch here.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is fairly mild and the body is very light, so it's pretty smooth. Surprisingly easy to drink considering it's ABV.

Overall - It's a beer that smells better than it tastes. I was expecting more flavor out of this, but there's nothing really offensively wrong with it. I love my Scotch Ales, but I was really expecting more out of this.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Knapp85
4.08/5  rDev +1%
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.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of scarfield
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,126 ratings.