Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by DrewV:
3.18/5 rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Dark reddish-amber with a thin 1-finger tan head.
S: Malt up front with some minor vanilla/oaky notes peeking through. Nothing aggressive, but nothing impressive, either.
T: First sip hits you with a blast of sharp bourbony alcoholic bite. Not much "beer" flavor here, just mostly alcohol and sharpness. As the beer warms, the flavors come through a bit more, particularly in the aftertaste, but nothing very fulfilling. Just sweetness, bite, and hints of other flavors mixed in.
M: Adequate carbonation, but lacking in fullness. Mostly just bite.
O: I'm not sure what to do with this brew, quite honestly. I love my beers aggressive, but this one just didn't cut it for me. There just wasn't much beyond the bourbon bite. Not much flavor overall, just "hints" of various other flavors. Perhaps some aging would do wonders for this beer, but I'm not so sure I'm willing to give it another shot quite yet. Above average brew, but nothing more.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2012 19:09:47 | More by DrewV
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