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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,781 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,781
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 830
Gots: 2,367 | FT: 228
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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4.84/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz poured into pint fresh 2014 bottling (been looking forward to this all year!)

A - poured thick and almost oily. Murky amber with no head even though I poured hard. Thick (like cankle thick) legs...
S - Bourbon. Sweet, syrupy malt behind, but bourbon all up in front
T - Holy... F($*&@^... Crap.... Just yes. Yes to every boozy vibrant bourbony note that sings over the top of a fantastic deep caramel malt backbone like Mark Knopfler's '61 strat over John Illsley's baseline. In just under 6 minutes time I will be putting this on repeat.
M - Thick, rich, just f#*(@($ awesome. Like feltching god

O - Just awesome. everything about this is what I remember from prior years. Kudos to Founders for upping production (apparently) without quality slipping. Hands down one of my top 5 beers ever.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,781 ratings.