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:
#5,830
Reviews:
1,998
Ratings:
7,842
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
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343
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2,349
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Ratings: 7,842 |  Reviews: 1,998
Photo of CanadianGinge
3.14/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Poppalax
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thesherrybomber
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Color: dark brown, cloudy, tanned head
Nose: spicy, sweet, dark fruits (raisins, prunes), rich, chocolatey
Palate: malty, rich, similar to certain Belgian ales I've tried
Finish: nice hop balance and warming from alcohol

Definitely one of my better experiences. Didn't get too much peat or earth. Will buy again

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Photo of Keeling
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured into a pint glass via bottle

Color is a rustic brown

Smell is sweet and rusty (old bottle perhaps?)

Taste is sweet and malty with some hop bite

Low carbonation

Light mouthfeel

Not a huge fan of this style and this beer didnt do much to convince me otherwise

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Photo of jbexphys
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ollie63
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The nose on this beer is so excellent. Caramel malt, toffee. Very sweet malt flavor with some peaty-ness. That fades quickly into a more intense hop finish than one would expect with a scotch ale. I think that's why I like it so much though. The hop finish is right up my alley. I could see why other would be dissuaded from it within this style of beer. $8.99 a six pack for this 8.5% sipper is a great deal and it's a beer that I will pick up fairly often.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a dark red purple mahogany color with a small brown tan head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet molasses, caramel and cherry, a slight note of burnt sugar. Some toffee, smells very malt without much hop. Also smells very inviting.

T: Molasses, caramel and toffee, slightly tart cherry, a burnt sugar that adds a slightly off putting bitterness. Not as big of a fan of the taste as I am of the smell. It is still pretty good but a let down after the aroma.

F: Medium body, not quite as heavy as I expected but still work.

O: Great aroma, flavor not quite as good but still a solid beer.

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

Photo of Johnnyc3
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jt_thomas18
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Isalazar7
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look- Reddish brown.
Smell- smells of dark fruits almost cherry like.
Taste- sweet malty flavor, with a hint of alcohol burn in the end. It’s a nice sipping ale for a cold winter night.
Mouth feel- medium.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BLarson31
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought at Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins. Bottled October 18th 2018.

Pours a dark reddish brown with an off white head of foam, nice lacing.

Smells of burnt brown sugar, caramel malt, toffee.

The taste is burnt brown sugar which gives it some bitterness, caramel malt brings the sweetness, toffee, maybe some vanilla, kind of toasty.

Fairly light bodied with lightish carbonation, finish is decidedly burnt and bitter.

Not much alcohol interference, still a sipper that I enjoy.

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Photo of Boba_Booey
2.62/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mtrigney
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of insouciantx
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Pours a dark ruby hue, somewhat pinkish thick head, good lacing and retention. Tiny floaters are present.

Aroma is very floral and herbal, all quite pleasant. Notes of cherries, prunes, dark fruit, some butterscotch, caramel, toffee, roasted malts, and smoke.

Much like the aroma. However upfront is the smoke and roasted malts, along with the bitter hops. Feels creamy smooth.

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Photo of Vivs85
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ceddd99
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RemDog517
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hanglow
3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark ruby with pinkish tinged head. Clear beer with vast amounts of swirling chunks.

Apple aroma, touch of toffee and caramel.

Taste adds burnt, bitter sugar, . Full body, well carbed, alcohol present.

The acrid bitterness is amiss, unfortunately.

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Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,842 ratings