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Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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7,565 Ratings
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard
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:
#2,613
Reviews:
1,936
Ratings:
7,565
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
326
Gots:
2,199
Trade:
20
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Photo of hypnotoad1
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer in a thistle glass.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goofster
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 88caprice
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Great reddish color. A sudsy head that recuced to a ring. Minimal lacing. Minimal aroma of sweet caramelized malts with a copper metallic edge. Taste is full, caramel, malty, a touch smokey. A thick, full body and mouthfeel.

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Photo of ledouge
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Appearance: Pours dark brown with an inch of creamy head. Looks like heaven in a glass.

Smell: Malt overpowers almost all except some raisin and fruit.

Taste: Malty and thick. I get a little smoke and deep fruity flavor. Almost like prune juice.

Feel: Carbonation is perfect for this beer.

Overall: Good experience for me. I’m usually a ipa guy but this is very good.

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Photo of elglueckert
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BoodahMoogle
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metacog42
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sskrlj
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bogata karamelno sladko sladna sladica s škotskim naglasom. Crème brûlée brez crème aroma, rahlo cvetlična. Temno bakrena barva. Povsem bistro. Krasna beige pena drobnih mehurčkov. Srednje obstojna. Okus sledi aromi zažgane karamele, ki daje občutek dimljenosti. Grenčina je izrazita in traja v pookusu. Polnega telesa in opazne alkoholnosti kot lepe protiuteži karamelni sladnosti.

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

Photo of BigGold
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had at Huckleberry's Pub, Mounds, the middle of nowhere in southern Illinois, poured from 12-oz. bottle, label stamped "BOTTLED ON 01/17/17," into (unfortunately) frosted tumbler. Not overly Scotch-aleish, but very malty.

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Photo of dandy14
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casey0287
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark caramel color, with a nice reddish hue when held to the light. Thick tan head with great retention. good lacing.
Smells of toasty bread, dark rum and a mild malty sweetness.
A caramel like sweet flavor dominate the flavor with just the right amount of boozy taste. Dark chocolate and coffee come in at the finish. There is a pleasant lasting bitterness from the hops on the finish.
Body is medium to medium/heavy. It was smooth from the start but I found it smoohted even more as it warmed.
This is a great sipper and very good example of the style.

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Photo of degueulasse
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a dark tan in color, like light maple syrup. It smells a bit like butterscotch and caramel, and it tastes similarly as sweet, with a strong sugar taste from the scotch barrels underlying a deep, light ale taste. It is a fairly thick beer that never feels quite as syrupy as it tastes, which is a good thing.

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Photo of aclockworkchris
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of edrip222
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stratusjeans
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,565 ratings
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