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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,195 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,195
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 630
Gots: 1,524 | FT: 139
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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turbotype

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not going type a wall of text here, just wanted to say that I think this brew lives up to the hype. Its a unique brew that is as deep, dark and boozy as you heard, and its terrific. Pours thick very little head that rises over time, then slowly recedes. Smells of sweet caramel and bourbon and tastes the same. A hint of bitter vanilla in the finish. Feel a little flat in mouth, as expected from a barrel aged brew. As someone else in the review section said, this blows away any Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy I have ever had.

Updated July 17 2014 to say this...
Age this beer. Trust me. So good.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 23:11:18 | More by turbotype
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2/5  rDev -53.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Minnesota

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North Carolina

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,195 ratings.