Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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4.35/5
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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
Ranking:
#338
Reviews:
1,907
Ratings:
8,379
pDev:
10.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,030
Gots:
3,407
Trade:
272
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Ratings: 8,379 |  Reviews: 1,907
Photo of AppaZappa
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avengefulgod
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AndreRus
4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love me some bastard

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Photo of Missy732stbf2
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ananddullabh
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured a dark caramel brown with one finger head. Minimal lacing. Nose is wonderful with maple syrup, oak and vanilla. Taste of oak, bourbon, and caramel. This has a bit of a heavy, oily feel. The beer is a sipper and not to be consumed on a heavy meal. With 11.6 abv - watch out! This is one great brew to take the chill off a cold night.

Update 10/2017: A year or more (I think) later and revisiting my earlier review. Drinking a 2016 vintage. Nothing has changed. Still an awesome Wee Heavy Ale. I highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of ChrisP802
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brother_rebus
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lowlow2010
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's amazing !! A true fall clasic!

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Photo of justinthegypo
3.52/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of GregJ
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmf5581
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevem68
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark Amber color. Has an aroma of camel, molasses and booze. Flavor is a sweet, boozy with notes of Carmel and vanilla. Smooth finish with a warm boozy mouthfeel. Overall very delicious

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Photo of podge_34
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of slade
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dddddddd
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uccle81
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EXScotT
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jdub2839
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MartyIU13
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,379 ratings