Founders Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard
8,146 Ratings
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Ratings: 8,146 |  Reviews: 1,847
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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1/5  rDev -77%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
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 +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.25/5  rDev -48.3%

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
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,146 ratings
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