Founders Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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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:
8,108
Reviews:
1,840
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.56%
 
 
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1,016
Gots:
3,269
For Trade:
282
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft in a snifter at churchkey on 5/10/14

A-Very dark brown pour, with a large beige head. Great lacing!

S-Loads of oak, caramel malts with some roast. Notes of vanilla, cherries, plums, and bourbon

T-The bourbon really hits you immediately but this gives way to caramel, toffee, dates and raisins all featuring. There’s more than a touch of cherry sour, roasty bitterness and warming alcohol in there, but the sweetness dominates.

M-Mouthfeel is quite creamy and the carbonation relatively lively.

O-A very nice, quite complex scotch ale a great sipper.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of foobula
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle date 10/5/12. Good amount of sediment in the pour. Appearance is dark reddish brown. Cold outta the fridge, nose is sweet & bourbony with some pungent notes. Sweetness is muted, mainly noticeable up front. On the sides, get some puckering bitterness. Toward the back, booze is noticeable, with a lingering sweetness in the finish. Half an hour later, and 25 degrees warmer, it's like a different beer. The sweetness dominates, with bitterness still there but taking a back seat. I know that most beers change character as they warm but this one takes it to an extreme. Barely enjoyable cold, it becomes a real treat as it approaches room temp.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Mightykingmalard
3.66/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: very little head. Deep brown. Almost opaque. 3.75

S: super oaky. Sweet bourbon. 4.

T: a little closed when cold. I'm going to wait a few minutes...
Later: very booze forward. A nice brown ale taste underneath. Earthy. Malty. 3.5

M: has a nice carbonation and bite to match the bourbon bite. 3.75

O: pretty good. I'm not a huge brown ale fan so my review is a bit skewed. It's very good for an aged brown. But my lower mark is due to my preference. The reason i dont love it is that the base flavor isn't really noteworthy. Pretty good, but not great. 3.5

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 8,108 ratings.
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