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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Damian
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. (355ml) bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westboro, MA
Bottled 01/08/13
Served in a thistle glass

With a vigorous pour, a tight, frothy, four-finger, beige colored crown rose above the hazy, chestnut brown liquid. Very stately looking. A curtain of lace coated the glass and lasted throughout the session.

The nose was solid. Somewhat peaty and smoky. A bit steely. Slightly crisp, powdery and dry. Biscuity malts and sweet caramel notes came out as the beer warmed.

Toasted malts were apparent in the flavor profile. There was a generic fruitiness in the center, along with a touch of smoke. The finish was very hoppy and bitter. Citrusy hops were far too abundant for a beer of this style. Some booziness was also noticeable.

The mouthfeel was somewhat thin and flimsy. Slightly creamy. The liquid contained a very fine and mild carbonation.

I usually like Scotch ales, but this one was far too hoppy and bitter. Founders is a terrific brewery, but I wish they would scale back on the hops in their beers that are stylistically defined as being more malt-centric.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of lindsaylandeen
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ok, I know I rated this as perfection but I really have not met a Founders beer I don't love! They do their beers proper and Dirty Bastard is one of my favorites. I have had it both on tap and in the bottle and loved it equally. I am planning a trip to Founders soon, looking forward to having it fresh!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 7,465 ratings.
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