Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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

Poured a rich, clear, deep, dark brown with deep ruby red highlights and a thin, half finger off-white head that receded to a nice ring of lacing. An excellent looking beer and completely true to the style. Excellent. Scent begins with rich dark fruit, raisins, plum and figs, with an equally rich malty character, alongside aromas of caramel and hints of banana bread. A moderate aroma of alcohol is also present. An excellent aroma profile, rich, sweet, malty, and strong. Flavor begins strong and assertive, with a strong hit of sweet malt, with rich flavors of caramel, dark fruit, especially raisin and prune. This moves into some roasted malt flavors, balanced by the same excellent caramel sweetness and some smokey flavors and faint alcohol. On the finish the caramel sweetness continues, but is joined by a stronger alcohol presence and a stronger roasted malt bitterness and a faint touch of hops, very low, that is quite nice. Aftertaste is roasted malt and some slight nutty flavors. Faint cinnamon-like flavors are present in the background at low levels throughout. An excellent, deep, rich, malty, sweet, true to style scotch ale flavor profile. Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick, rich and chewy with a slight hint of alcohol warmth and a low level of carbonation. A good, true to style, rich, warming feel. Very nice for sipping. Overall this is an excellent scotch ale. It has a fantastic aroma, an amazing flavor profile and an excellent mouthfeel that aids the drinking. An excellent beer from Founder's.

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Photo of Carl_R
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Raseky
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dank203
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

classic one, have had many times. pours into pint glass ruby red, slightly hazy and thick. dark fruit aromas and balanced spice and sweet malt flavors. goes down really smooth. this bottle is a bit older, I remember there being some hop presence in fresher bottles

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Dirty Bastard has a medium, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, bubbly, deep copper appearance, and a lacing sheen left behind on the glass. The aroma is of some oak, sweetness, toffee, alcohol, and dark bread crust. Taste is of those elements, with low bitterness (even with 50 IBU) and a hint of citrus, oddly. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, to an extent, and Founders Dirty Bastard finishes wet and rich.


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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bareju
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark ruby read with thin head of large bubbles, which quickly recedes.

Caramel and biscuit, some darker fruity flavors (plum, apple, banana) with a syrupy bitter finish. Very well balanced and smooth flavor transitions. Bitterness coats mouth and lingers.

Medium low carbonation, nicely penetrates smooth and slightly syrupy full mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 7,493 ratings.
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