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Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company

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873 Ratings
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Ratings: 873
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 94
Gots: 302 | FT: 64
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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bigaddy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-26-2013 05:53:52 | More by bigaddy
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-26-2013 03:42:21 | More by HawkIPA
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-26-2013 02:51:40 | More by largadeer
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bcheng

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-26-2013 01:59:40 | More by bcheng
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HardyA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-26-2013 01:57:00 | More by HardyA
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visualmartyr

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-26-2013 00:24:26 | More by visualmartyr
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -15.8%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden amber. Mostly clear except for the floaties suspended in the beer. Small white head that settles to a thin collar. Some lacing and wisps.

Smell - Wheat and cracker malt. Maple syrup. Oak and bourbon.

Taste - Sweet up front. Oaky immediately. Bourbon. Lots of grainy wheat. Astringent. Very sweet.

Mouthfeel - Viscous and syrupy. Astringent. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It's tasty, but it's super sweet. And a barley wine would have been much tastier than this wheatwine crap.

12-25-2013 23:40:12 | More by Alieniloquium
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ncketchum

Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%

Served in a chimay chalice

A - pours a light brown, crystal clear, minimal head

S - the barrels come through here - oak, vanilla, maple syrup

T - not overly sweet, vanilla, bourbon, crackery malt

M - smooth, alcohol comes through but not overpowering

O - lots of barrel presence, not over the top, love to have it again. Good way to follow up after the Mango Magnifico bomb

12-25-2013 23:15:14 | More by ncketchum
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coz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-25-2013 07:35:52 | More by coz
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-25-2013 05:45:30 | More by weeare138
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stortore

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-25-2013 05:41:09 | More by stortore
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oberon

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a honey tinged golden with a thinner white head atop,maple really stands out in the nose along with mild toasted oak and like others have noted a bit of butterscotch,quite warming.Maple,vanilla and toast flavors at the onset with some brown sugar and sweet alcohol lingering in the finish,at no point does it become cloying.A big sipper but packed with flavor,you can tell all the time and effort that was put into this.

12-24-2013 22:38:58 | More by oberon
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JamLand

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-24-2013 22:24:52 | More by JamLand
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-24-2013 21:52:08 | More by mc4z
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-24-2013 21:12:25 | More by IPAchris
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Arloxen

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-24-2013 18:49:35 | More by Arloxen
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tourdot

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-24-2013 18:41:39 | More by tourdot
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-24-2013 15:48:13 | More by Braden
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-24-2013 15:24:39 | More by AKuehn47
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-24-2013 06:33:01 | More by Eaglefan344
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icehawk

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-24-2013 05:02:07 | More by icehawk
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

12-24-2013 03:42:58 | More by hollywood_15063
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salinasa

Delaware

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-24-2013 02:48:08 | More by salinasa
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured into a large snifter from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice copper orange color. Pretty translucent and bright. There is a nice thin white head that forms that is about a quarter tall.

Aroma starts off with sweet maple syrup notes. Mild notes of charred barrel and some strong boozy sweetness; not the kind that intimidates though. Very nice notes of vanilla and cinnamon in the nose. Some toffee as well. Very much a mixture of boozy bourbon and maple syrup.

The flavor follows the nose and is true to the description of the brew. Taste like maple syrup with some nice boozy heat followed by toffee and slight vanilla notes. Pretty straight forward beer but still delicious.

12-24-2013 01:57:36 | More by JoEBoBpr
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-24-2013 00:12:21 | More by jfcaa193
Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.