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:
#3,126
Reviews:
1,978
Ratings:
7,772
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of ZacharySmith4989
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damilton5
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snapp1422
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Golfontap
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of desint
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jkblr
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 6/5/18 (72 days ago) poured into a thistle glass at fridge temp 8.5% ABV 50 IBU. The beer pours bright medium brown with ruby highlights. The head is light brown and quickly falls to a few bubbles. The aroma is strong with malt (burnt sugar, earth, toffee). The taste is semisweet caramel with an earthy, medium bitterness. There are hints of peat and alcohol that poke through as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and somewhat dry in the finish. Overall, very good. Certainly a first place for value. Recommended.

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

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

Photo of depechemode1983
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour out dark brown with red hues. Head is khaki colored with moderate retention. Lacing is minimal but even around the glass.

The nose is sweet and malty. Picking up raisins, cinnamon, licorice, caramel, cotton candy, molasses and lightly toasted grains similar to toasted wheat bread. There is also a hint of booze. This beer is extremely aromatic.

Sweet and a bit boozy up front. Getting the raisins, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Vanilla is present through the middle and continues through the finish. Tasty stuff.

Mouthfeel is full bodied. Feels a bit slick. Carbonation feels nice. Not too bubbly.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregg03
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great brew. Heavy enough for the Porter lovers, but not too aggressive. Great match with burger or red sauce, steak, summer or winter. Well-brewed.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite scotch type ale. Not overly sweet, slightly boozy, looks great in the glass, smooth taste and finish. Very enjoyable to sit back with this one plus its easy to find and cheap. Can't beat it at $9 for a six pack. Try it!

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Photo of Joshevans
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love the ole dirty bastard!

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Photo of Kilconey
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wildbill0351
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the second year I've had this beer. This year it was much more smoky than last. Very similar to Oskar Blues Old Chub. Still a solid and tasty brew.

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

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

Photo of Spaten454
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bottmfeedr
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,772 ratings