Founders Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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4.35/5
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8,358 Ratings
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard
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
Ranking:
#337
Reviews:
1,897
Ratings:
8,358
pDev:
10.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,025
Gots:
3,390
Trade:
274
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Ratings: 8,358 |  Reviews: 1,897
Photo of spacecake9
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

This is a very enjoyable beer. Those of you who shy away from bourbon barrel aged beers should try this one. Yes it is there and you can taste it but it does not dominate. Another great beer from Founders. Very good!

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4.9/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.6/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ClePaul
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look 9/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 90/100

Great big full bodied Barrel Aged Scotch Ale, huge Bourbon and Vanilla notes. Very well balanced, warms nicely and has just great flavor. Smooth all the way through, although at 10.2 some booze shines through and leaves a burn. Overall a great BA Brew that I will always seek out~

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4.16/5  rDev -4.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Shwilly_Vanilli
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

I loved the 2013 Backwoods Bastard. The 2014 has even surpassed last years brew in quality. Rich and decadent, with pronounced milk chocolate and caramel flavors balanced out with light oak from the bourbon barrels. So smooth. Incredible mouthfeel. A bit boozy, but I fully expect that to balance out with a bit of bottle aging. As good as scotch ale gets.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of SoxFan
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.12/5  rDev -28.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.96/5  rDev +14%

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4.72/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,358 ratings
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