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