Founders Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Wee Heavy", cave aged in oak bourbon barrels.

Added by CortexBomb on 01-30-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8,098
Reviews:
1,838
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.56%
 
 
Wants:
1,013
Gots:
3,270
For Trade:
285
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4.36/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.55/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.68/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +6.1%

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Photo of jewellrunner
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Perhaps a top 5 beer of all time. Despite the warnings to only drink this at room temp, I found it to be delightful cold as well. The carbonation hits the tongue and immediately fades for a smooth mouthfeel. Then there's the bourbon; the delicious, perfectly accented bourbon. It's how bourbon and beer were supposed to taste together. Perfection.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

A, little to no head but lots of legs on the sides of the glass when swrilled, vERY NICE DARK MAHOGONAY COLOR .
S. just like you open up a bottle of Bourbon but not as harsh with vanallia and figs on the nose with the oak and burnt sugars
T. more flavor than i could dream of, has all the tastes as mentioned above on the nose but also a soft rasin, plum flavor (top Notch). some warming and a touch of burn going down but in a plesent way not like drinking whiskey by any means
M. i bit thin for the style only reason i am not giving this a perfect score...
O. this is an outstanding style and something that can be saved for when you feel you deserve a treat. cant wait to sit on a few six packs for a few years...

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 8,098 ratings.
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