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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,085 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,085
Reviews: 1,491
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 734
Gots: 1,931 | FT: 179
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler in a Duinen snifter, this fantastic scotch ale presents itself with a brilliant brownish red hue and a 1/2 inch thick dissipating head of khaki colored head that leaves light lacing. Nose of bourbon, dark cherries, rich caramel malts, and light peat malts. Flavors are bourbon and warmth up front on this sipper. Caramel malts and dark fruits round out the back of the taste with bourbon and light peat malts with a hint of smoke and earthiness. Subtle, up front, complex, straight forward......a lot going on in this one.


Approach with caution and enthusiasm. Cheers!

Brutaltruth, Sunday at 10:42 PM
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,085 ratings.