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Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Sweet ReputeFounders Sweet Repute

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686 Ratings
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Ratings: 686
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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n2185

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with two fingers of frothy white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Bourbon, vanilla, oak, maple syrup, caramel, and mead-like aromas dominate here with some sweet honey bread toward the finish.

T: Maple syrup, vanilla, and caramel dominate with oak and bourbon following strongly. The finish is sweet and bready with a little bitterness as well. There is only a light alcohol burn considering the abv.

M: Medium-thick body with low carbonation, this beer is sticky sweet but avoids being watery.

O: A really enjoyable beer overall. Sweet, but delicious. I'd like a little more of the wheatwine characters to come through and a bit more carbonation, but that's about it.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 00:25:29 | More by n2185
More User Reviews:
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barczar

Kentucky

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
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jemarent

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-17-2014 23:53:54 | More by jemarent
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skinnycox

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

04-17-2014 20:56:21 | More by skinnycox
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

04-17-2014 14:25:37 | More by halo913
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Pencible

Virginia

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
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avschmitt

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-15-2014 17:23:27 | More by avschmitt
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-15-2014 16:43:41 | More by jkball01
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jburns301

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-15-2014 15:39:13 | More by jburns301
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ArdyExfor

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-15-2014 03:45:11 | More by ArdyExfor
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

04-14-2014 15:07:48 | More by ChicagoNick
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-14-2014 14:37:38 | More by EJJ1848
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Markus98

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-14-2014 11:49:39 | More by Markus98
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Bhoward0698

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-13-2014 18:59:42 | More by Bhoward0698
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-13-2014 11:33:29 | More by Gotti311
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mothman

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
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-12-2014 21:43:56 | More by mvanwoerm
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-12-2014 16:59:47 | More by rodlavers
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

04-12-2014 16:45:28 | More by mendvicdog
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dejones

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

04-12-2014 03:32:04 | More by dejones
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Snow81

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

04-10-2014 20:16:20 | More by Snow81
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zrab11

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

04-09-2014 02:36:01 | More by zrab11
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-08-2014 22:54:20 | More by TripelMark
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Mikexw

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

04-08-2014 13:49:16 | More by Mikexw
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jayneo74

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-07-2014 14:29:06 | More by jayneo74
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Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.