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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,633 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,633
Reviews: 1,577
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 800
Gots: 2,251 | FT: 209
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 01-30-2007

"Wee Heavy", cave aged in oak bourbon barrels.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

A: Deep rusty red/brown under a medium to small tan head. Decent retention and lace.

S: Very noticeable bourbon and wood. A bit of a pine character as well. Some toasted, slightly chocolate malt mixed in.

T: Bourbon and wood apparent again. Bit of heat from the bourbon. Sweet throughout, slight bitterness. Hint of citrus hops as well. Toasted malt lingers in the finish.

M/D: Full bodied, a little creamy with a slight prick on the tongue from carbonation. Decent drinkability, a sipper but good enough to have a couple of.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this at Founder's during a brewery road trip to Dark Lord Day

Smell, First thing out of the gate is alcohol, this one smells hot. Some fruity Belgian-esque smells, but overall, fruity and hot

Taste, the alcohol is quite noticeable, but plum, raisin, and some other dark fruits really help balance it out. All the flavors really do come together to make this one a very good "Scotch Ale." While I know the brewers are much smarter than I am about their beer, this one really reminds me of a young Quad, very fruity, but with that alcohol poking at you.

Overall, a very different beer, and one I thoroughly enjoyed. I would love to see what a year would do for the flavor of this beer.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,633 ratings.