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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,749 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 4749
Reviews: 1404
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Scotch Ale aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 01-30-2007)
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a flute.

Appearance: Dark semi-opaque amber. Head isn't thick settles rather quickly I would be lying is I said it made it to 1/8", comes off slightly dark brown.

Smell: Like pure alchol, ok maybe not..but definitely gives an aroma of fine red wine.

Taste: Comes off like a butterscotch rum, yes seriously just slightly carbonated. Might be sweet to some but the presence of the alcohol is obviously present.

Mouth: Light carbonation, not as light as some "draught" beers but not that heavy either. I like it! Compliments the sweet alcohol flavors.

Overall: Unique beer, I can compare it some but I will let you be the judge, if you like rum meets malts with slight hints of vanilla you will love this beer. It's definitely not for most but definitely for all real beer drinkers alike, Cheers to all!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 01:08:56 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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