Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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4.05/5
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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:
#2,790
Reviews:
1,957
Ratings:
7,667
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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331
Gots:
2,254
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,667 |  Reviews: 1,957
Photo of goopy
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty strange brew, has big roasted malts but also has a weird Belgian yeast type smell/flavor..

Starts off sweet then a little peaty/Smokey bitterness hits you .

Drinkable but a little too much peat for me ..

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

Photo of TheFlern
3.12/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a dark copper. White head that dissipates quickly leaving a think layer, no lacing.

Smell: Malt bomb. Caramel comes through the most as well as some fruits like pear.

Taste: Somewhat follows the nose. Taste is a little more burnt and as a result bitter. Pear comes through more than the caramel.

Mouthfeel: Not the most drinkable beer on the planet. Good carbonation.

Overall: Why drink this when you could drink Backwoods Bastard? In fact, why bother brewing this unless you are going to barrel age it?

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Photo of keanex
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle dated 5/14/2011 into a tulip glass.

A: Deep red/maroon/brown beer with a tan foamy head that retains it's shape and size. Nice looking beer.

S: Mostly malty and bready, not much picked up here through the nose.

T: Big malty flavor up front with hints of fruits and fruits coming through.

M: Medium carbonation with a rather thick body.

O: A decent beer, I remember it tasting a little better than this, but it's not a bad beer just not as complex and interesting as I remember.

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Photo of jniagar1
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of sustyhops
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of PackenGreen
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of tjb27
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CorneliusBunker
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mellowmark
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of AlCzerik
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of TheHumanTorch
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Photo of anthony-s
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Murphious
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjenkins5
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of GrabMeAnAbbey
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MuscleConfusion
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DGSchmitt
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of oakaged88
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Dirty_Island
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Jack74
2.43/5  rDev -40%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of meich75
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Nice rich red/brown color.

S: Slightly seet smell.

T: Tastes like a heavy ale with a little bit of toffee. Nice sweet finish from the toffee.

M: Medium thickness and just enough carbonation.

D: Very easy to drink. Would never think it was over 8% alcohol.

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Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,667 ratings