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Founders Backwoods Bastard

My last rating on this was from 9 years ago, so figured I’d do another review to see if the beer has changed, or my taste buds. This one was bottled on 9/7/2022, treated on 12/19/2022.

Strong sweet aroma slightly of dark malt, but mostly of bourbon barrel. Mouthfeel is fairly liquid-y, not thick or heavy. Gives me much more of an impression of drinking a bourbon rather than a beer. Slightly dark malt and candied sugar tasting. Bourbon flavor/aroma is present, but not overly strong. These are all tasting notes when beer is very cold, right out of the fridge. Will let it sit some and warm a bit.

4 out of 5 stars.

Founders Dankwood

First tasted cold and it was not good- no real flavor, just warm bourbon alcohol heat. Let it sit for a few minutes, it’s still cold-ish. Sweet aroma with hints of bourbon. Taste is smooth, with a broad malt flavor that mellows quickly and provides a mild bourbon flavor in background. Nice blend. Aftertaste leaves a bit too much bourbon for my taste.

4 out of 5 stars.

Founders Solid Gold

Faint sweetness in the aroma of malt or corn. Clean taste with a slight twinge of sweetness, but overall pretty bland. No aftertaste except a hint at the very back of the roof of the mouth of a mild sweetness. Totally unremarkable. Sure, make a light lager for people that drink Bud Light, but why? But why not just buy Bud Light?

2.5 out of 5 stars