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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,980 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,980
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 731
Gots: 1,879 | FT: 172
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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Pours dark maroon with a slight dirty white head that quickly recedes. Aroma showcases that bourbon barrel wonderfully with some soft bourbon, oak, and vanilla and it pairs well with the beer which offers raisin, fig, cherry and caramel. Flavor is a small step backwards; much of the characteristics of the aroma are there but not quite as distinct from one another. More of a medley than a pairing if that makes any sense? Probably not. Alcohol is present in both aroma and flavor, to this beers benefit. A thinner to medium bodied mouthfeel. No real activity. Overall, great beer that I am happy to have finally tried. Not sure I would put it in the elite class of beers, but maybe that will change as I get through my remaining bottles.

denver10, Yesterday at 01:24 AM
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,980 ratings.