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Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Sweet ReputeFounders Sweet Repute

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

689 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 689
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.53%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  12.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
One-hundred percent barrel aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels and bourbon barrels over the course of sixteen months, then blended using carefully calculated ratios for the ultimate final product.

(Beer added by: JohnnieNepal on 11-18-2013)
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a large snifter from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice copper orange color. Pretty translucent and bright. There is a nice thin white head that forms that is about a quarter tall.

Aroma starts off with sweet maple syrup notes. Mild notes of charred barrel and some strong boozy sweetness; not the kind that intimidates though. Very nice notes of vanilla and cinnamon in the nose. Some toffee as well. Very much a mixture of boozy bourbon and maple syrup.

The flavor follows the nose and is true to the description of the brew. Taste like maple syrup with some nice boozy heat followed by toffee and slight vanilla notes. Pretty straight forward beer but still delicious.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:57:36 | More by JoEBoBpr
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S: It smelled like sweet short bread and butter scotch, with some oak and coconut and vanilla, and a little maple and raisin.
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Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
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