Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard
BA SCORE
4.05/5
7,560 Ratings
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard
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:
#2,607
Reviews:
1,936
Ratings:
7,560
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
326
Gots:
2,196
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 7,560 |  Reviews: 1,936
Photo of Bill69
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Raven3464
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The beer pours a brown to crimson color body with a single finger head. Very light lacing and retention do not do the beer any favors when it comes to appearance.

Smell: Sweet dark fruits and licorice are mixed with a roasted malt aroma. A slight woody smell becomes more apparent as the beer warms to let you know you are enjoying a Wee Heavy. The alcohol also becomes more noticeable as the beer warms but it is never overbearing.

Taste: Here we go! Roasted malts and crackers come to mind at first. This transitions into a woody or smokey aftertaste which is complimented with a slight citrus hop kick. The balance of this beer is amazing.

Mouth feel: It is medium bodied with a slight carbonation punch. It seems appropriate for the style.

Overall: This is a very well rounded and balanced brew, quite smooth and yet complex.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. 2013.

A- Pours a slightly hazy auburn colored body with a modest, half inch off-white head that reduces fairly quickly to leave a small amount of lacing.

S- Very malt forward- vanilla, toffee, caramel, earthy.

T- Upfront it's sweet like french vanilla ice cream, butterscotch, toffee, and caramel. The finish is roasty with hints of coffee and char. Very nice.

M- Medium body, medium-low carbonation, but very drinkable for the 8.5% ABV.

Totally worth the $12 I paid for a 6 pack. This will be my go-to scotch ale for a nice, smooth sipper on a cold winter night.

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Photo of MrBallz
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of labattblueribbon
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MattGrimley
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of banger7
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Hoosier18
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rand
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From 12 oz bottle to pint glass

A: Rich mahogany in color, opaque, with a lot suspended yeast. A gentle pour forms a small head that leaves almost no lacing...the brew appears heavy and fairly viscous.

S: Caramel and toasted honey-bread anchor the nose, surrounded by a touch of husky grain and plenty of warming booze.

T: The flavors follow the nose; sweet caramel and toffee are balanced by toasty grain drying alcohol. There's enough of a drying hop-tinge to keep malty treacle at bay. Finishes sweet, but surprisingly short and refreshing..

M: Chewy, rich, with medium carbonation keeping the palate just cleansed.

The fascination of this brew isn't in it's complexity or nuance, but how you can keep such a sweet malt-bomb contained and drinkable. There are just enough drying aspects around the edges to keep this going down smoothly.

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Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of markcp
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of PatM
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of HopGrazer
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Cotipila
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ToddThompson
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jhlosito75
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radiosox
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of piconaut
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of dbaraniak
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

12oz bottle split between two pint glasses. 1421054132149 is the bottle code.

Pours brownish red, mostly clear, with a small light tan head. Smell is mild, a little smokey, malty, yeasty. A little bit of dark fruit.

Taste is caramel and smoke, roasty bitter, surprisingly a little bit of grapefruit rind bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium thickness but sticky and slick. Overall, nice beer, although outside of my normal style range these days.

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Photo of CottomanEmpire
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of APH
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of downeyj4
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,560 ratings
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