Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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4.05/5
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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:
#2,959
Reviews:
1,970
Ratings:
7,726
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
337
Gots:
2,283
Trade:
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Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of brureview
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a tulip. The color is an attractive dark tea color.

The aroma is the beer's strongest feature: candy, toffee, honey, sweet-rich candy.

Mouth feel: smooth, although not as smooth as other beers in this style.

The taste was disappointing, and not on par with the aroma.
I was expecting a rich finish, similar to the aroma. The taste was bitter, and the alcohol in the finish overwhelmed the toffee flavors in the finish. The alcohol lingered with warming.

Not the best representation of a scotch ale/wee heavy- I have tasted a number of beers in this style and drinking this beer left me wanting more overall from the finish.

Old Chub, Alesmith, Mackroken Flower, to name a few, outrank this beer in this style.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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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%

Photo of BlakeAM
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fauxpunker
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours deep brownish red. Head a light tan. Sweet chocolate/caramel aroma and taste. Twists in a little bitterness, possibly from the hops, on the finish that's a bit rough. Clean, full mouth feel and not over carbonated. Hides the alcohol well, making it a touch dangerous. Good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,726 ratings