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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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world-class

6,855 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,855
Reviews: 1,622
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 842
Gots: 2,413 | FT: 229
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:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 01-30-2007

"Wee Heavy", cave aged in oak bourbon barrels.
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Ratings: 6,855 | Reviews: 1,622
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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stasch
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikehoffman02
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jayluf
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanflc
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GerryPendry
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gator_Chomp
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mojuyt
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

5th tasting of the evening. Smell is bourbon and oak, burnt malt, taste follows with hints of vanilla and coconut. This bastard is smoo-oo-oo-ooth. Too smooth. This is sneaky smooth

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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in late November for $4.49. Bottled on 9/26/14.

Beer poured reddish-brown with a small head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is oak and booze with vanilla sweetness.

Taste is vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel, toffee, with a decent amount of hopping so that it is not cloying.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is a delicious brew. I love subtly barreled brews and this one is very well done at a very reasonable price. Another master crafted brews from the Founders team!

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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.82/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drel
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmt308
3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bone53
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Mad Mex

Appearance: Ruby brown with a finger of beige head

Smell: The oaky, vanilla bourbon barrel qualities meld great with the sweet caramel and toffee malt notes

Taste: Sweet caramel and toffee notes upfront then the vanilla and oak from the barrels really shine.

Mouthfeel: Full body; Really coats the palate going down, with thin alcohol and moderate bitterness on the finish

Overall: Really a wonderful beer, especially during these winter months. The sweet malts compliment the bournon barrel quailities very well. I dont know if this is what i imagine the perfect BBA scotch ale to be, but its damn close. The warmer it got the higher i rated it

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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,855 ratings.