Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours with a medium sized light brown head that sticks around for a few minutes and leaves light lacing. The beer itself is a brownish red color with nice orange hues. Smelling this beer is like putting your head inside an oak bourbon barrel. Large vanilla, oak and whiskey notes. There is also a lot of nice malt character int he aroma, caramel, roasted nuts and Light biscuit. The hops are really an after thought in the aroma, very light bitter presence. This beer has a wonderful flavor again a lot of the character is coming from the barrel. Huge vanilla, chard wood, and nutty flavors. Hints of caramel, butter, cherries. This beer is well balanced, the hops add just enough bitterness but do not take over. The flavor is really about the barrel. This is one of the better barrel aged beers I have had. I would like to see more Wee Heavys aged in barrels. Mild complex and smooth drinking, this is a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2009 20:58:06 | More by br3wmeister
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