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Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,025
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 114
Gots: 321 | FT: 73
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  12.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnnieNepal on 11-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Ratings: 1,025 | Reviews: 134
Photo of djtomain
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deakin
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just had this today for Founders Cellar Raid and wanted to get my thoughts down on this extremely complex beer before I forget them.

L: Slightly hazy, hazelnut-colored beer with some red tint. Wispy, off-white head. Good amount of alcohol lacing throughout the session.
S: Wow. It's been a long time since an aroma has blown me away like this one did. The first smell had the maple syrup up front alongside a bouquet of dark fruits (cherries, figs, some berries) as well as the crisp wheat character. Bourbon is present but not overpowering.
T: This one is a sipper. An up front sweetness dominates the taste for me, lots of brown sugar, caramel, and almost a fudge-like sugary-ness. The wheat character is near the back for me, as the bourbon barrel characterizes the middle of the flavor with its characteristic woodiness and booze flavors. Very complex, I wish I had written more notes down during the tasting.
F: Very much wine-like. Thin carbonation but just enough to carry the flavor.

Overall an enjoyable drink. It's certainly taxing in its sweetness, but such a unique maple flavor deserves a big beer body to carry it. Thanks for the fun night, Founders!

Photo of rolltide8425
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoxFan
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrs3994243
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nrbw23
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Norseman
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of babyrocks
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanderson
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wilkowski
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptainPancakes
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryand14
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsteve89
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Honey and bourbon dominate this release. Very sweet and dessert forward, almost in the region of a fortified wine. Heavy maltiness - a warming heat comes through but does not overwhelm

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had at a Founders Tasting....very good stuff

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peeman616
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sculls65
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweet and boozy with the barrels adding maple, vanilla, bourbon and coconut, making it one to enjoy over the course of an evening. Wish I had more.

Photo of bc102782
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattGrimley
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schimschim
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,025 ratings.