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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

5,293 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,293
Reviews: 1,425
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 659
Gots: 1,548 | FT: 143
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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5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-16-2014 22:25:45 | More by Dbot
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-16-2014 21:53:46 | More by FilumDee
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domfreego

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.5%

My first bourbon barreled beer and still my favorite.

Smell: Rich bourbon qualities with a hint of sweetness

Taste: Vanilla flavor will hit your palate followed by sweet malts that compliment the barrel in the beer. Let it warm to experience different levels of oak on your palate.

Mouth Feel: Medium body with a smooth finish, definitely not as heavy as other beers in this style

08-15-2014 16:38:43 | More by domfreego
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-15-2014 03:04:27 | More by mhaugo
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

08-15-2014 00:38:18 | More by tmclain
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LumpkinBrews

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

08-14-2014 22:18:09 | More by LumpkinBrews
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DrewSp

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-14-2014 04:29:26 | More by DrewSp
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yasky

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-14-2014 00:29:24 | More by yasky
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

08-13-2014 22:57:31 | More by fostachild
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TimPell

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-13-2014 21:04:48 | More by TimPell
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vonnerbeer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-13-2014 20:54:36 | More by vonnerbeer
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SteveTheBrit

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-13-2014 14:45:10 | More by SteveTheBrit
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MilwaukeeBeerMaker

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-13-2014 14:25:57 | More by MilwaukeeBeerMaker
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jpolet


4.76/5  rDev +9.9%

08-13-2014 00:32:39 | More by jpolet
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Dmad34

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-13-2014 00:18:39 | More by Dmad34
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kayakandbeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-12-2014 03:07:42 | More by kayakandbeer
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MikesnoHSL

Florida

3.92/5  rDev -9.5%

08-11-2014 23:35:04 | More by MikesnoHSL
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-11-2014 23:34:04 | More by Chibeerguy1
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meb3476

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

08-11-2014 16:10:39 | More by meb3476
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KRG

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-11-2014 03:16:33 | More by KRG
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2014 01:18:22 | More by Iparedman
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booga73

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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eball33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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AmishLightning

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%

Appearance: A dark reddish brown with a little bit of head. I am guessing the high alcohol and aging have a tendency to eliminate any head that may form.

Smell: Lots of bourbon with the more darker caramel malts mixed in. The bourbon has a overpowering trait.

Taste: There is a lot of vanilla and oak in the taste. I don't feel like it is the traditional bourbon aged beer. The malts seem to be better balanced with the bourbon than others that I've had. I would still like to see more of the malts making an appearance other than just adding sweetness to the taste profile.

Mouthfeel: Thick and lightly carbonated, as the norm.

Overall: Not a bad beer, but I feel like the hype kind of ruined the experience for me. I wouldn't say this is a standout in its style, but it is a bit more unique than others because of the emphasis of the vanilla taste.

08-10-2014 19:22:55 | More by AmishLightning
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-09-2014 18:33:00 | More by Wobbly
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,293 ratings.