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Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

834 Ratings
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Ratings: 834
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 84
Gots: 296 | FT: 63
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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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours with a thick viscosity a hazy sunset amber color with a whole lot of sediment. Standard pour brings about a fingers worth of off white head that quickly recedes to a collar, which over the coarse of about 15 minutes dissolves completely.

S - Smell is quite sweet, the initial impression I got was of marshmallow. I also get some graham cracker, caramel, moderate bourbon (not too "in your face", meshes well with the base), vanilla pudding, and some slight astringent alcohol.

T - Definitely a big, sticky, sweet beer. The caramel/marshmallow sweetness hits the front of the tongue and doesn't quit, lingering after each sip. Thankfully the barrel character cuts in and provides some depth; bourbon, sweet tobacco, leather, vanilla, and oak all assert themselves prominently middle of the mouth and into the finish. I wasn't getting much maple character at first, but it really shines as it warms, mostly in the finish.

M - Sticky and full bodied with a low carbonation. Slight heat, but it's the sticky sweetness that really makes this gal a sipper.

O - If you don't like sweet beers, stay away from this one. If I had to describe it to a non-BA, I'd call it an alcoholic s'more, just without the chocolate. A lot of caramel, marshmallow and graham cracker, with well integrated barrel character, but just so damn sweet, it really hurts the brew. A nice beer but not worth $25 (I know, I overpaid for it).

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 04:24:57 | More by cjoc83
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Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 834 ratings.