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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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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  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ONUMello
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light brown with a slight red tint. One-finger head and tons of minuscule bubbles.
S: Sweet, caramel, malt, a hint of figs.
T: Figs for days, along with roasted malt and caramel. A hint of hops on the finish.
M: Medium-bodied but a bit too thick.
O: Nice overall, a touch sweeter than I like.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of peensteen
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep red-brown colour, fairly murky looking, just a whisp of white head, little to no lace present. Smell is big and malty, sweet caramel, toffee, some dark bread, dark fruit, raisin and plums, light booze comes off as well. Taste is rich and malty, dark druits come across initially, caramel and toffee, lightly sweet throughout, long fruity finish and aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, full body, chewey and very thick. A delicious and complex offering from Founders, really nice stuff that I would be happy to have in my glass anytime.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Roose13
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: A dark, cloudy, almost dirty (get it?) brown. Great color of brown IMO. Very thin head that disappears. Nice lacing that lingers.

S: Sweet, malty, sugary, caramel.

T: Pretty sweet. Can hint coffee, malt, sugar. Full-flavored.

M: Pretty carbonated, but not too much. Robust.

Overall: Incredible beer. This is so easy to drink. I will definitely have this again. Founders is definitely on my radar for dark beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 7,495 ratings.
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