Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard
7,560 Ratings
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 -1.2%

Photo of jjboesen
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is another Founders beer to add to my list. It is truly a find since we have one of my favorite styles in cahoots with one of my favorite brewers. And, incidentally, this was quaffed at Rustico Ballston (Virginia), a favorite venue. Happy Happy Drinking Games! Now raise your goblets ….

The Dirty Bastard has a foreboding copper body protected on top by a shimmering cloud of foam that is, eventually, encrusts the glass with thick slabs of crusty lacing. The Dirty Bastard will punch your nose with a heavy fist of pine, molasses and almond and leave you reeling. As you continue to inhale this Highland miasma (where is the aroma of heather and wet wool one whiffs in Scotland?), the palate is trapped in a boggy blanket of plum, toffee and the aforementioned molasses.

The mouthfeel is superb as there is a subtle blend of toasted malt and dried fruit. The Dirty Bastard makes an exquisite quaff for any lad and lassie willing to experience a complex concoction of a style that is truly hard to get right. Founders really got this Dirty Bastard right and gave us an example of a wonderful Scottish beer that will bring out the Braveheart in all of us. Freedom!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of hoosiersapper27
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What a GREAT Beer.

Dark Ruby Red color with a 1 finger head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

The smell this beer has is just MAAALT. Almost a fruity essence with the malt, berries?
A thick, almost stout like mouthfeel with this. Carbonation could be a little higher but overall good. No strong alcohol taste with this big 8.5% beer.

Overall this is probably one of my favorite Irish Red style beers so far, although I'm not very experienced in these styles of beers yet.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Deep hazy brown. Bubbles shimmering as they rise. 2 fingers of nice, dense foam. Good looking beer.

Smell - Biscuity chocolate malt.

Taste - Chocolate hints with a bold, caramel malt smoothness.

Mouthfeel - Bold medium body, light/med carbonation, wet finish

Overall - One of my favorite Founders beers. A nice example of the style. Very comparable to Robert The Bruce. Maybe even better.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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