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Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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841 Ratings
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Ratings: 841
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 84
Gots: 297 | 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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CassinoNorth

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Buddy grabbed me a bottle during it's release. Probably wouldn't have sought it out otherwise, but here we go.

A- Pours an amberish hue with a one finger off white head with a moderate pour. Little lacing goes pretty quick.

S- Bourbon and syrup as the description would lend you to believe. Slight caramel notes as well. Loved smelling all 25 oz of this.

T- Right along with the nose, bourbon and maple syrup. Found it interesting that this didn't have nearly the bourbon presence that The Bruery's White Oak had even though that was only half aged in bourbon barrels. I believe the base for this wheat wine is much chewier and as a result, this thing rules. Little heat on the backend, to be expected with a 12.6% brew. Doesn't hide it much.

M- Slick and oily. Not sure if it's my favorite mouthfeel.

O- Liked this enough I'd certainly pick it up if I saw another on the shelf. I'd like to try it one more time in a year when I think it'll drink smooth as anything.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 04:25:42 | More by CassinoNorth
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-22-2013 01:01:19 | More by aasher
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Marty552

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-21-2013 22:46:57 | More by Marty552
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-21-2013 22:45:05 | More by Flabbyjandro
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-21-2013 22:31:10 | More by bcrossan
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Rons35

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-21-2013 20:13:29 | More by Rons35
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-21-2013 17:57:49 | More by Psychmusic
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-21-2013 17:21:48 | More by martyl1000
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-21-2013 17:05:02 | More by IpeeA
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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-21-2013 15:05:51 | More by Jaysmittyland
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Kcman91

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-21-2013 14:01:10 | More by Kcman91
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LMH88

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-21-2013 04:50:30 | More by LMH88
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Max578

New York

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 to a champagne glass, because that's what I have right now.

A- A slightly hazy golden color, with a thin white head.

S- Right off the bat is a ton of bourbon, caramel and vanilla. lightly sugary sweet gummy bears dance with a hint of smokey maple. warm sugary butter tiptoes it's way to the finish.

T- Bourbon, caramel and vanilla are the backbone to this beer, and show themselves throughout. Buttered rum comes to mind. A perfect taste for the winter.

M-Moderate carbonation, and a very smooth feel. The booze is definitely present, and is not a bad thing.

O-Excellent brew from one of my favorite breweries. This is a slow drinker, and a perfect winter release. I bought two bottles, and am looking forward to this aged.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 02:45:32 | More by Max578
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Dshep1340

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

12-21-2013 02:34:06 | More by Dshep1340
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TK5150

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a golden amber, with a small off-white head that recedes to a ring around the glass. Moderate lacing.

S- Not an intense nose, but sweet caramel and maple bourbon barrel certainly come through, with hints of lighter fruits such as green apple and pear. Reminiscent of a caramel covered green apple.

T- Estery green apple, along with quite a bit of caramel, maple, alcohol and spice on the finish. Minor hints of wood. Certainly a sweet beer on the first part of the sip, but the yeasty spiciness and alcohol on the finish balance it off.

M- Full bodied and oily, with a bit of effervescence from the carbonation. Decently smooth, and a bit of alcohol on the finish.

O- An enjoyable beer. The maple bourbon barrels, while not intense, certainly make the beer. They add a bit more sweetness and create a unique twist to this Wheatwine.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 23:16:13 | More by TK5150
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-20-2013 22:02:26 | More by Carpentiere
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -52.3%

12-20-2013 20:59:01 | More by Mikeypnh
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-20-2013 20:55:18 | More by ScotNH
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-20-2013 20:18:43 | More by Newbiebeer
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-20-2013 16:51:34 | More by BMart
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-20-2013 03:58:37 | More by KeyWestGator
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ninaturner

Florida

3/5  rDev -28.4%

12-20-2013 01:42:30 | More by ninaturner
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-20-2013 01:23:00 | More by FanofHefe
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-20-2013 00:53:04 | More by mpayne5
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-19-2013 21:03:40 | More by Hopstout
Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.