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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,874 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,874
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 844
Gots: 2,420 | FT: 231
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: 6,874 | Reviews: 1,624
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not sure why more wee heavy's don't get barrel-aged.

This is a thick, rich, malty gem that I hope I will be able to try again some day.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doing a side-by-side with '13 and '14 bottles, as air just have one '12 left that I'll save for a longer vertical in the future. No distinguishable difference on the pour. On the nose, the '13 has a slightly stronger bourbon scent. That carries through to the taste as well, with the '13 also having a just a touch more caramel sweetness. This makes me assume they keep their bourbon barrels on a 3-year rotation like they do with KBS. Overall there's not much difference at all between the batches, now 5 months and 17 months old. Will be curious to see how much difference is present with a bigger lineup in a couple years.

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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,874 ratings.