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:
8,099
Reviews:
1,838
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.56%
 
 
Wants:
1,013
Gots:
3,268
For Trade:
284
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a FW Teku

Appearance: This beer pours a brown reddish color, it reminds me of bourbon that has been sitting in a barn for decades that someone just happened to find.

Aroma: Smells like sweet bourbon. Very bourbon forward to me.

Taste: This beer is very sweet as is expected for the style, and the bourbon is extremely present. I was expecting a more laid back presentation, and I am not sure I like what I am getting.

Mouthfeel: Much thinner than expected. Would appreciate a more creamy mouthfeel. This strength of alcohol and bourbon notes in combination with the mouthfeel leave more the be desired.

Overall: Not the best beer. I know some people love this, but I just couldn't get into it.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 8,099 ratings.
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