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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,659 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,659
Reviews: 1,581
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 810
Gots: 2,270 | FT: 212
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz bottle to a tulip.

A: deep drown with reddish hints, this beer pours with a decent one and a half finger head which broke fairly quickly leaving good lacing and a thin foam cap.

S: bourbon, vanilla, malts, leather and molasses.

T: the bourbon comes through first followed by some darknfruitrs and molasses. The booziness does play into the taste, but does not detract from the flavor.

M: medium body, with a dry finish.

O: well...after after a long search and pursuit I finally have this beer in my cellar. I think the chase was worth it. Bourbon barrel aging is either hit or miss for me, and in this case it is hit. It is well done and the bourbon really makes this beer drinkable and enjoyable. A well deserved reputation.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,659 ratings.