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Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Sweet ReputeFounders Sweet Repute

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BA SCORE
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833 Ratings
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Ratings: 833
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 85
Gots: 295 | 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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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-15-2014 21:18:34 | More by sunofneurot
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MalloryBurns


4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-15-2014 01:18:50 | More by MalloryBurns
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/13/14

Shared with Goblinmunkey7

Appearance: Lightly hazy, a medium amber color - some nice red and caramel - pours with a frothy off-white head, fades to a small cap - leaves some nice spots of lacing

Smell: Rich, sweet malts with some surprisingly charming maple syrup and bourbon barrel - borderline candy-like, which is usually a criticism, but it actually seems to work here - very rich malt profile, with a ton of caramel and sweet malts, malt extract, sweet bread - some serious maple aroma, with some sweet maple syrup - big bourbon aroma with some nice barrel - overall creates an aroma long the lines of a maple doughnut dipped in bourbon

Taste: Rich malts, maple and bourbon - very sweet and dessert-like, without being excessively sweet - very malty with some sweet bread, vanilla, caramel, and maple - more candy with some marshmallow-like flavors - very cooked, very caramelized - maple with bourbon - nice bourbon and bourbon barrel flavors - some toffee and light molasses - lightly earthy with some spiciness and more wood - some light fruitiness with some citrus

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, lightly sticky but oddly clean and drinkable despite the high ABV, finishes with some booze

Overall: Sweet regret (I probably should have bought more)

This is better than I expected. The bourbon works, and the maple flavor is exceptional. This is a great sipper that is unexpectedly easy to drink. I wish I had bought some more bottles.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 00:05:58 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Slight chill haze on an orange-copper color. Head is small, off-white, and thin. Small wispy cap with a thin collar and no lacing. Minimal carbonation.

Smell: Booze and some serious bourbon with a faint hint of maple running through the back. Sweet like crazy. Caramel, toffee, even some molasses. So much sugar. Vanilla, coconut, and some serious butterscotch. O much bourbon and sweetness. Raw sugar. Some hidden roasted malts and a mild bready element. Some spicy alcohol esters as well. A touch fruity, apple mostly. Bread crust and biscuit dough. Nice touch of oak.

Taste: Bourbon and oak abound. Crazy sweet. Layers of vanilla, coconut, and butterscotch. Really hits all the elements offered by bourbon barrels. Some hints of marshmallow as well. Crazy cooked and caramelized malts. Bready with a ton of sweetness. A touch of wheat in the back. Alcohol runs hot with some mild spicy esters. Maple adds a touch of sweetness and layers over caramel and toffee. Some mild citrus and floral notes as well.

Mouthfeel: Almost sticky slick on the initial sip. Medium-full body. Surprisingly clean. Minimal carbonation. On point.

Overall: It's about time.

Solid. Crazy sweet but complex enough to distract. A deft use of bourbon barrels and maple bourbon.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 23:41:52 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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ThreeTens

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-13-2014 21:54:47 | More by ThreeTens
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Here's one for the record books. Huge bourbon and maple presences underneath a syrupy mouthfeel and kick-me-in-the-pants alcohol boost. Tastes way higher than the already high ABV. Profile changes drastically from cellar to room temperature, a sure sign of a complex brew. You see this, you buy this.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 02:21:40 | More by superdoopersauce
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little_star

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-12-2014 01:40:52 | More by little_star
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JLeet

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-11-2014 21:48:38 | More by JLeet
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-11-2014 03:34:55 | More by arlingtonjoe
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dbc5

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-10-2014 13:38:17 | More by dbc5
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-10-2014 02:17:24 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-09-2014 23:31:06 | More by mpalestino
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Jameson_Daniel

Michigan

5/5  rDev +19.3%

06-09-2014 18:51:00 | More by Jameson_Daniel
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-09-2014 18:41:45 | More by IAmHollywood13
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-08-2014 23:43:21 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

06-08-2014 19:04:03 | More by NYR_Rob
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will1256

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-08-2014 16:04:42 | More by will1256
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-08-2014 00:22:47 | More by bleedsblu
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larryi86

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you bstyle for this!
750 ml bottle poured into teku

A- A clear golden brown with a two finger head.

S- Bourbon, maple, caramel malts, oak, slight earthiness, toffee, some wheat.

T- Sweet, maple syrup, bourbon, oak, caramel malts, some earthy spices, some wheat, not too complex, but still very enjoyable.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- This is on the side side of things, but still has a never nice balance. Bourbon adds some heat, but it doesn't taste like it is 12.9% ABV. Wish I had more, would love to see how this ages.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 00:12:42 | More by larryi86
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-07-2014 21:35:23 | More by xJMFCx
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-07-2014 21:35:04 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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cosmicevan

New York

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up locally shortly after release, enjoyed from a sweet repute tulip.

a - brew pours a rich transparent sienna brown orange with some visible carbonation and a nice 2 finger frothy off cream colored head and left milkshake like lacing that coated the glass.

s - nose is bourbon and maple doused with caramel biscuits. Smells pretty great.

t - taste matches the nose. Really nice caramel and maple and bourbon. Haven't had this but have had the 09 nemesis and this kills that beer. Really tasty.

m - fairly thick and a bit chewy with a nice layer of booziness that makes my mouth tingle. Big veer here.

o - overall haven't heard much about this one lately but fan fare was mixed when fresh but hot dog, this beer is great! If you have me, drink em now!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 02:29:51 | More by cosmicevan
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straightlambic

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-06-2014 22:47:36 | More by straightlambic
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-06-2014 22:25:48 | More by jwhancher
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jshusc

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-06-2014 18:46:09 | More by jshusc
Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
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