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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,188 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,188
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 628
Gots: 1,525 | FT: 141
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:
Scotch Ale aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 01-30-2007)
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Jose2412

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-27-2013 03:25:46 | More by Jose2412
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TorsHammer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-26-2013 21:58:03 | More by TorsHammer
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-26-2013 21:28:47 | More by CorneliusBunker
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-26-2013 20:14:52 | More by jacewg
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Gillisland

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-26-2013 14:42:21 | More by Gillisland
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Golfingtom


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-26-2013 12:57:04 | More by Golfingtom
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Dirty25

Germany

5/5  rDev +15.5%

01-26-2013 03:36:49 | More by Dirty25
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gamanley

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-26-2013 03:06:11 | More by gamanley
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Haywire

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-26-2013 02:51:06 | More by Haywire
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brownish red with smooth head comprised of exceptionally small bubbles, a sign of quality. Head fads to a thin rim.

Smells strongly of Bourbon, cedar, pine sap, and cherries.

Taste is similar to the nose, although Tue bourbon presence feels a bit heavy hands to be honest. As much as I like bourbon in beers, I think this guy would he better with a shorter time in the barrels.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Ever so slightly too viscous for me for this style.

Overall I would certainly buy this again, but it feels just short of something really brilliant.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 21:55:23 | More by CurtFromHershey
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-25-2013 19:47:07 | More by thebigredone
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-25-2013 19:32:02 | More by BMan33
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mikediesel124

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-25-2013 18:27:49 | More by mikediesel124
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Azrael


4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-25-2013 06:29:50 | More by Azrael
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Topher78

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-25-2013 04:05:48 | More by Topher78
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-25-2013 03:29:48 | More by DmanGTR
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-24-2013 23:18:07 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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avalonct

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.5%

01-24-2013 19:48:12 | More by avalonct
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vtbeerandbud

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-24-2013 19:22:31 | More by vtbeerandbud
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-24-2013 19:05:44 | More by Gehrig13
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Tuey13

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The 2012 edition poured into a snifter... this pours a dark, murky brown with ruby red highlights. Has a very light head that doesn't last very long, expected on a 10.2% ABV.... alcohol legs are definitely present on the glass as well. Looks beautiful!

Smell... wow... vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, rich malts, and of course oak and bourbon. Such a rich earthy smell accompanied by dark fruits.. so pleasant on the nose.

The taste is phenomenal... wonderful oak bourbon flavor... vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, sweet smokey malts... a bit of light coffee on the back. Wow!!

I have to say this is another amazing beer by Founders.... such a well balanced and well crafted beer that you can tell is made with care. I only wish this was year round... but it is worth the savoring when this comes out in the fall.

Try this.... you will love it.

Cheers all!!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 08:09:09 | More by Tuey13
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ichorNet

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Deep brown amber with some suspended solids. Patterned lacing coming down in tiers. Excellent foam and solid retention

Scent: Wooden and phenolic with maple, vanilla, roasted malt and nuttiness (walnuts?) spicing it all up. Earthy, musty and sweet

Taste: Evocative of the beer’s name and style; the oak aging lends the vanilla aspect while scotch, toffee, caramel and peaty malt provide an alluring center

Mouthfeel: Smooth drinking with low-medium carbonation rounding out a full-bodied middle. Finish is divine and evolves subtly over time

Drinkability: I could drink more than one of these in a row, but it would hurt. That said, this is a sipper and should be treated as such

Overall: This is fantastic beer. I think it would be very difficult to seek this out and find it disappointing, honestly. Founders have taken a strong, malt-forward beer and made it even more relentless in its approach and that is something I find intense and uncompromising. Wholeheartedly recommended!

Read full review @ http://blogs.lowellsun.com/beer/2012/11/22/founders-backwoods-bastard/

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 07:13:31 | More by ichorNet
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.5%

01-24-2013 04:40:40 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-24-2013 03:45:33 | More by Hopsiam14
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KWMiles

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-24-2013 02:38:37 | More by KWMiles
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,188 ratings.