Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by krustster:
4.23/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice reddish-gold color. Looks a lot like Backwoods Bastard, big two-finger (?) head that stays for a long time and leaves lots of slick lacing. Not quite as nice looking as that beer but close.
Smell is heavy on bourbon, vanilla, some alcohol heat. My nose is pretty stuffy tonight so I can't get a whole lot from it.
Taste is loaded with caramel, vanilla, pecan pie, some slight malts with a little touch of bitterness on the finish. I can also pick up the maple syrup on the finish but it's subtle. Booze heat is heavy at first but as the glass has been sitting out and "breathing" it's gotten a lot milder. This tastes like a dessert for sure.
Palate is thick, almost too thick given how sweet this is, but just short of being overbearing. Leaves a sticky film on my lips. I'm glad that I decided to split this with a friend.
Overall this was an interesting experiment, but the whole maple syrup thing doesn't really come out as much as I think they were expecting. The result is a beer that tastes to me like a cross between New Holland Pilgrim's Dole and Backwoods Bastard. How much you like this is going to depend on how much you're into super-sweet and heavy brews. I like it quite a bit; I can see some people hating it though.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2013 02:55:15 | More by krustster
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750mL bottle poured into a snifter.
(A)- Pours a clear mahogany amber color. Minimal white froth. Some sediment present.
(S)- Bits of coconut amidst sweet but rich malts. Great maple and bourbon barrel notes.
(T)- The combination of coconut, maple, bourbon, and rich malts gives this a strong resemblance to amaretto(hazelnut) liquor. Finishes with a zesty orange peel and brown sugar sweetness.
(M)- It is quite sweet, though the maple and bourbon oak helps to add complexity. Minimal carbonation, but it fits this beer well. Overall, just very sweet.
(O)- Again, this is very sweet, but complex enough to keep your palate interested and not completely barraged by sugar.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 00:07:02 | More by sweemzander
Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
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