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
Ratings:
7,530
Reviews:
1,928
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
327
Gots:
2,167
For Trade:
20
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Ratings: 7,530 |  Reviews: 1,928
Photo of BeerMagistrate
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

High quality beer with an identity crises. Dark but thin. Full of flavor, but no distinction. One and done for me.

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Photo of Vanillanyce
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B-rad-real
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tharper178
4.89/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional beer, wonderful flavor for a scotch ale.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickG
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of justincourts
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer filled the glass with a beautiful dark brown liquid that display ruby highlights under a tan frothy head. Rich caramelization in the nose and in the taste. A healthy dose of hops ad a different flair to this beer compared to other Wee Heavy beers. Medium body and a finish that is balanced not deeply malty. Overall a delicious beer and a great offering from Founders!

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Photo of mluchies
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Pours a clear dark ruby color with a very nice head and light lacing.

Smell – Malt, caramel, hops, and booze.

Taste – Malt, caramel, dark bread, and a little hops.

Mouthfeel – A little thin, sweet, and easy drinking, with a light hoppy aftertaste.

Drinkability – This is an easy drinking beer. Nothing spectacular, but nice.

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Photo of UBrew1984
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JustinPStewart
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stebbimacdaddy
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No head or lacing to be seen. Maybe poured to cold. Color is a beautiful rich copper. Aroma full of sweet caramel, raisiny maybe. Initial taste was sweet full lots of alcohol cause it was too cold. Let it warm a bit and I taste orange and caramel and a cookie like sweetness. Alcohol still there but much less astringent. Taste lingering on palate is earthy sweetness. Raisins and plums come to mind. This is a nice package. Pretty spot on for what I expect from the style, plenty of alcohol bite married to malty sweetness with a syrupy mouthfeel and a medium body. I think I'll have another.

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Photo of Culley
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of arthurry
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OJT1993
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AFDerek
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Norseman
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mazzolamusic
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stigh
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of womaninthedunes
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 7,530 ratings.
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