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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,860 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,860
Reviews: 1,623
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 843
Gots: 2,416 | FT: 230
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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours a mahogany color of brown with a slightly off white head. Good retention and lacing through out. Some floaties but not bad.

The nose is complex with a big caramel and bourbon aroma. A good balance between the malt and the oak and the bourbon. Some fruity esters are noticeable with a light earthy note on the back end. A minor coco/chocolate malt as well.

The taste is similar. Fantastic balance from malt bourbon and oak. A big caramel malt flavor up front that is a bit sweet for my taste. More of a kettle caramel than candy. The esters back off vs noses but still there. A slight metallic finish. Good use of bourbon as it adds complexity and a bit sweetness.

The body is mod-full to full. The sweetness is a bit much but great complexity overall. A fantastic beer and should be shared.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,860 ratings.