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Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU

Added by Mitchster on 01-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,666
Reviews:
1,939
Ratings:
7,593
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
328
Gots:
2,211
Trade:
20
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of MinerBob
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice deep amber color with a small white head. The smell is caramel malts the flavor is smooth caramel with not a lot else. Overall a good Scottish ale.

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Photo of jnorris404
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanPoff
2.95/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle to a snifter.

A: This pours a cloudy, syrupy, dark brown maple syrup color with reddish hues in the light. Less head and retention than I'd assume for the style.

S: Molasses, deep, brown sugar, a heavy sweetness. It's like hummingbird food.

T: This is too syrupy. There are strong notes of brown sugar, caramel malts, little else. The sweetness is overpowering.

M: It's fresh and ready to go. It's thick on the tongue, heavy in the mouth.

This isn't my thing, and the bottle seemed fine.

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Photo of e23slack
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Helixoon
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnewt21
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Krusader
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdubya
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dschamp
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vader444
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CobraDC23
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Satorn
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours dark brown and it is fairly clear. It has a tan head with low head retention.

Smell: A full malt aroma, complex and inviting. It has some caramel and moderate smoky elements. The are also low aromas of alcohol as well.

Taste: There are flavors of caramel and nuts. There is a low roasted character to it with low smoke. There is moderate bitterness and a very low dried fruit (Plums) element.

Feel: It has a moderately full body with some alcohol warmth.

Overall, a complex malty beer that highlights malts with a bit of light smoke. A great drinking Wee Heavy.

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Photo of MMOSNN
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout_Scout
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

holy shit

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Photo of Tomesco
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 94rocker1
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jbbeer77
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cmarshb
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrjosephruiz88
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

wubba lubba dub dub

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Photo of cindiwindi1025
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbavi360
3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,593 ratings
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