Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.79/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Missed out on bottles of this, but fortunately, it was tapped at Bier Station as part of a Midwest tap takeover to celebrate their first anniversary of being open. Poured into a small Belgian tulip glass.
Appearance - Body is a hazy glowing cinnamon stick orange with a coppery hue. Head is bone white and relatively small--about half finger--and dissipates rather quickly, leaving a thin rim of bubbles around the edge of the glass and spotty but noticeable silky lacing. A gentle swirl coaxes out just a mild fizzle of carbonation.
Smell - At first it's hard to get much off the smell. The chill seems to have dulled it a little bit. After time, it begins to open up, with notes of oak, maple syrup, alcohol and some fainter vanilla. I also get notes of grain that give the impression of buckwheat and honey.
Taste - Like the aroma, it leaves a little to be desired until it warms up. At first, it is very astringent and hot with alcohol, almost like sweet brandy or rum. As it warms, vanilla, tannins, maple syrup and wood become more dominant, imparting a sticky bun-like sweetness. The taste lingers across my tongue long after the liquid is gone.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and viscous, with the liquid clinging to my mouth. Carbonation is low, but still provides enough tingle to counter the slightly cloying element.
Overall, a tasty and completely out-of-the-box offering on a style that seems to be gaining in popularity. Not my favorite wheat wine ever, but one I'm certainly glad to have tried and hopefully only an early sign of things to come from the style.
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2013 03:14:48 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very clear bourbon brown with a modest cream head that dissipates to a ring of foam.
Aroma is boozy, with notes of deep caramelization, muted sherry, and dark fruit adding complexity.
Very fusel alcohol, sweet maple syrup backbone, vanilla, hints of dark fruit that are masked by high alcohol.
Body is full, with minimal carbonation and substantial alcohol heat.
A little less character than I had hoped for. The alcohol really rules the game at this point.
Serving type: on-tap
04-17-2014 23:57:48 | More by barczar
4.45/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: This poured a chunky gold with a little off white head.
S: It smelled like sweet short bread and butter scotch, with some oak and coconut and vanilla, and a little maple and raisin.
T: It tasted like copper and short bread and butter scotch, with some oak and coconut and vanilla. It had a clean and mostly sweet aftertaste with a little heat.
M: It was thick with a little carbonation. Excellent slick body.
D: This was excellent. Delicious complex and bold scent and taste, and fantastic body. The finish was pretty smooth, but it must be sipped. No need to age, although I'm sure it would last. Yum.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 18:47:16 | More by Pencible
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
White head. Orange hued copper gold.
Flavor profile: sweet. The maple from the barrels actually shows in this beer. Caramel and toffee. Lots of wheat. The oak show with a lot of vanilla and spice. Big bourbon presence, but not boozy. Hints of orange peel. Some molasses shows. Very sweet, but enjoyable.
Mouthfeel: warming, smooth, sweet. Medium to full bodied. Ends fairly clean.
Overall, a very enjoyable beer. In tempted to say this is better than nemesis 09. Drinkable with tons of flavor. I love how the maple actually showed with this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-12-2014 22:50:13 | More by mothman
Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
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