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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,774 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,774
Reviews: 1,609
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 828
Gots: 2,366 | FT: 227
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 Jhfinn
3.67/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beermonster001
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eisebeer
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Tons of vanilla and dark fruits. Prob the best Scotch ale out there IMO.

Photo of ZaxGhost
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of odomosan
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TampaRainman
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Firebrigade
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petesapetes
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ranchosdancingbull
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love it! Would drink it year round.

Photo of CD83
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barfootbandit
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap, good beer. Very dark and almost black and smells oaky and scotch-y. Also tastes very oaky from the barrel aging and slightly overpowers the peated scotch-y malts. Bourbon tastes are incredibly apparent as well and this is a very boozy tasting beer. The scotch ale style has some malty sweetness to balance this out but this beer could use some aging to open up more flavors and depth. Definitely a recommended beer though.

Photo of Fremont897
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bolivian22
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrJuengling
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dmgallag
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of lemmy187
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drink fresh...have recently had a '12, '13, and a '14. This bourbon bomb needs no mellowing.

Photo of Slemendous
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VelociRaptor55
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Founders Brew I have had!

Photo of HabaJohn
4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of El_Farto_Magico
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This doesn't taste like beer, but I like it.

Photo of bdkelly515
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shopk
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of backwoodsbarstard
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Ooooh yes that's the stuff

Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,774 ratings.