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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,647 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,647
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 804
Gots: 2,258 | FT: 209
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of warpig372
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.56/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of svenness
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fiveiron
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of quithintingbeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of --Dom--
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheKmac
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moodyxc9
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsucks
3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OntheLambic
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pruden
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of letsdrink
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A – Pours a dark copper color with a reddish tint
S – Definitely Bourbon scented. Sweet scents of caramel as well.
T – Sweet, malty, caramel flavors, but most of all there is an unsurprisingly strong bourbon flavor. Surprisingly sweet and not much unexpected about this beer. Not very hoppy. The bottle says 50 IBU, but the taste would appear there is even less.
M – A reasonably light beer for something so potent. However, it feels as if the sweetness has thickened up the beer. Medium to high carbonation for a beer in its class.
O – This is a very good beer. The place where I picked it up had a limited release so I was expecting a lot from this one. I am not sure I would go out of my way to make sure I get a bottle the next time it is release, but it is certainly worth trying.

Photo of breadwinner
3.39/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of jeff96gt
4.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best of its category in my opinion.

Photo of evanfox81
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WS_Transplant
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TemplofBeer
3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.72/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Nice aroma. Nice start..... Then there is just thin alcohol.

Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,647 ratings.