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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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1/5  rDev -76.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap

L: lingering thin head. Beautiful color letting just a little light through, but ruby highlights in a dark brown brew

S: there is no other beer that showcases bourbon barrel aging like this one. Bourbon and brown sugar smell, and if you love bourbon you'll love this scent

T: a touch sweet, but to be expected with a scotch ale. Bourbon still shines through in the taste, along with more brown sugar, plums, and maybe a touch of tartness?

F: no complaints, not thin at all, lingers on the tongue

O: one of my favorites. Looking forward to stocking up every time it's in season

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.25/5  rDev -47.2%

Very disappointed with this one. Should have been labeled Bourbon Bastard, because that is what DOMINATED this beer. The smell reminds you of...bourbon, and the taste profile is that of a watery bourbon.

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