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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,766 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4766
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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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber with a slight head that quickly fades away.

Smell: Brown sugar and scotch paired with an odd, off putting odor.

Taste: Young and brash, this is still drinkable as hell for the abv. A barrel aged, astringent sweetness hits up front with some faint caramel, then fades into a bready finish. The scotch sweetness factor is just a hair under what I was looking for, but I'm sure this will improve with age.

Mouthfeel: Decently bodied with not too much carbonation.

Overall: Again, this was never one of my favorite beers, but you have to respect how drinkable and smooth it is, even if you're not in love with the taste(like me). I'd say this is an excellent candidate for aging, and can turn into a classic after some. My guess is, the astringent factors of this beer will surely fade after a year and improve it significantly, giving it a more malty, balanced taste...just might have to buy a few extra. There are so many beers of this ilk that are practically undrinkable compared to this(especially young), which is why Founders is who they are, and does what they duz.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 14:13:21 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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