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Founders Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.35/5
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8,287 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:
#332
Reviews:
1,877
Ratings:
8,287
pDev:
10.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,028
Gots:
3,356
Trade:
275
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Ratings: 8,287 |  Reviews: 1,877
Photo of Shade1951
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shocked! I really wasn't expecting... the smell. Even now, writing this, I'm taking whiffs. When the label says "Backwoods," it's truth in labeling, for sure. Sawdust. Compost? Definitely decay. Dank. Like in the basement of a basement dank. If one really likes the smell of nature - the very earthy, stinky smell of nature, the smell of this beer will do the trick.

I don't think I like the smell. But I'm not sure. I hate to do this, but... you know how if you stick a fingertip in your navel and smell it, you are repulsed and intrigued at the same time? Or... maybe that's just me. if so, never mind.

The look is interesting. Strange lacing like I've never seen before. Spots of lace, like measles, along the glass.

The taste is kind of sweet... at first. And then... maybe liquid compost? It's actually rather complex, but hard to describe. Like the look, it's interesting. Is the flavor good? I'm just not sure. But I'm drinking it, and not inclined to drain pour it.

This beer would go well with watching "Deliverance." I'm not even kidding. Whoever named this beer did so for a pretty good reason. Take a few sips while listening to "Dueling Banjos." This is an ominous beer.

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Photo of scurfie
4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vader444
4.9/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shortbox81
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffkaller
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

very easy sipping! nice!

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Photo of Cat_Marcoux
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipMurray
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Hrodebert
4.97/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark deep ruby, heavy deep amber close to brown with a solid head. looks like a big barleywine

smell is sweet and full of raisin and malt. in a good way! clean and refreshing

taste starts almost salty. raisin, leather and slight scotch.

my 2nd go with this beer was much better. ruby amber color with a ton of bourbon aled flavor

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Photo of adipilla8708
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeLev
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris7482
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fitzy01
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Safety
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Derr_drinks_beer
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrenaline
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Urk1127
2.64/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nomadotel
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moundbz
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveCash
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewh995
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark ruby red with a tan head. Smells of booze, malts, caramel, toffee, and vanilla. Tastes of bourbon, wood, vanilla, malt, caramel, dark fruits, and alcohol. Medium-heady body with medium-light carbonation. Overall this is the best wee gravy I’ve ever had. Incredible.

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Photo of MikeyPa77
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,287 ratings
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