Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard
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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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Ratings: 7,542 |  Reviews: 1,930
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Poured into a snifter.

A: Clear red-brown with one-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: Dark fruit and caramel malt.

T: High sweetness and light bitterness. Dark fruit is somewhat milder than the nose would make you expect. Slight taste of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and slightly warm.

O: This is a good scotch ale. The nose was really sweet, and it tasted like a scotch ale.

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Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Raime
3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A -Pours a very dark ruby with a one finger tan head. No lacing.

S - Dark toasted malt. That's about it.

T - Burnt malt, vanilla, toffee, roasted malt in the finish along with some extremely burnt barly and slight dark chocolate.

M - Medium body with heavy carbonation. Adds a burnt meat flavor as well.

O - This beer was my first review ever back in early June. At the time, I actually thought this stuff was strong and harsh. Now I see it as weak and slightly bland since I know what I'm talking about beer-wise. It is very drinkable though.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Dave1999
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark reddish brown with a small white head that was gone in seconds.

The smell is dark fruits, raisins,plums and figs.Very rich and powerful.

The taste is similar to the smell,sweet and malty with the dark fruits.

The mouth feel is a little too light with low carbonation.

This is a very tasty beer, the dark fruit tastes and smell are great. Would have like the body to be a bit heavier.

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Photo of idResponse
2.8/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm going to come straight out and admit this first. I am comparing this to Oskar Blues Old Chub... When I think of Scotch Ale, I think of Old Chub.... When I hear Scotch Ale, I think of SCOTCH. THE LIQUOR! This Dirty Bastard tastes like a soured malt with a little hops to attempt to weakly offset it. It isn't terrible but it certainly isn't great. I don't recommend it unless it's all you can get because it's at least a high alcohol content... so if it's cheap for you to get, grab it and get wasted... if not, pass it up for some flavor.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Treyliff
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a thick, murky dark brown with a two finger tan head that reduces to a skimming layer.

S- sweet caramel malts with a bit of nuttiness, brown sugar, raisin bread, prune, fig, and booze.

T- sweet caramel malts, similar to the smell. Dark fruit, and an underlying green-tea bitterness. A bit warming from the booze, but not overpowering. Finishes slightly dry with a bit of herbal bitterness.

M- med-heavy slightly syrupy body, low carbonation and creamy.

O- very sweet and malty, hides the booze pretty well. This one will sneak up on you!

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86% out of 100 with 7,542 ratings
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