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Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 95
Gots: 311 | FT: 69
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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Photo of homebrew311
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%

Big thanks to Roger for this surprise bottle. Pours surprisingly light for a wheat wine with a clear bronze appearance and minimal head. This appearance becomes increasingly chunky as I refill my glass. Aroma is interesting. There is tons of brown sugar and maple as well as plenty of oak. Wheat comes through as well as does some light citric notes. The aroma is all over the map, definitely unique. The taste is surprisingly smooth considering its high abv and heavy malt presence. There is plenty of brown sugar like sweetness up front which melds with the maple syrup. The oak and maple bring on some deep earthy and wood tones towards the finish. Mouthfeel is big and thick, nearly getting into the realm of syrupy. Overall, this is surprisingly balanced and smooth considering how sweet the initial sip is. Very unique and definitely a step up from other recent backstage brews. Falls somewhere in the realm of Curmudgeons better half in terms of sweetness and maple character, but the wheat presence makes it a little less enjoyable.

homebrew311, Jul 28, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

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Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.