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Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company

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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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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well this was something I had hoped would come along for quite some time. The beer poured out as a vibrant orange with plenty of floaties in there too. The beer has a nice scattered lacing and head retention. The smell of the beer is obviously sweet, loaded with vanilla, bourbon and maple. Sweetness all around on the nose. There is subtle citrus on the nose too. The taste is loaded with maple, vanilla, bourbon, citrus, and god knows what else... It's so good. The mouthfeel is thick, syrupy and creamy. Subtle carbonation also. Overall I'm so happy this beer was released. Nemesis 09 blew my mind and this one is so damn close to that. Definitely worth it and definitely something I'll be looking to get more of.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 06:56:24 | More by Knapp85
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thetommo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-14-2013 05:56:48 | More by thetommo
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-14-2013 03:41:29 | More by MarkJBurch
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-14-2013 03:37:19 | More by juliusseizure
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vfgccp

New York

4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep golden honey wheat color. Creamy bone white head with nice retention and lace.

S - Butterscotch, caramel, scotch, sweet vanilla, hardwood smoke, maple, burnt banana bread.

T - Huge butterscotch note, honey, vanilla bean, bright white oak, maple, caramel candy, almonds, cognac.

M - Incredibly silkily, super smooth body. Almost creamy. A shade light on carbonation. One of the best finishes I've had in a while.

O - Heavy sweetness, but incredible complexity and integration.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 03:30:09 | More by vfgccp
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krustster

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice reddish-gold color. Looks a lot like Backwoods Bastard, big two-finger (?) head that stays for a long time and leaves lots of slick lacing. Not quite as nice looking as that beer but close.

Smell is heavy on bourbon, vanilla, some alcohol heat. My nose is pretty stuffy tonight so I can't get a whole lot from it.

Taste is loaded with caramel, vanilla, pecan pie, some slight malts with a little touch of bitterness on the finish. I can also pick up the maple syrup on the finish but it's subtle. Booze heat is heavy at first but as the glass has been sitting out and "breathing" it's gotten a lot milder. This tastes like a dessert for sure.

Palate is thick, almost too thick given how sweet this is, but just short of being overbearing. Leaves a sticky film on my lips. I'm glad that I decided to split this with a friend.

Overall this was an interesting experiment, but the whole maple syrup thing doesn't really come out as much as I think they were expecting. The result is a beer that tastes to me like a cross between New Holland Pilgrim's Dole and Backwoods Bastard. How much you like this is going to depend on how much you're into super-sweet and heavy brews. I like it quite a bit; I can see some people hating it though.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 02:55:15 | More by krustster
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-13-2013 21:16:22 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-13-2013 18:57:11 | More by Brewsed
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

12-13-2013 15:08:32 | More by dalepryor
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Wompus

New York

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First review. Hooray!
Drinking this a little below room temp.

Appearance - Honey-colored. Head retains for about a minute when poured hard leaving behind very fine white bubbles creating very pretty lacing.

Smell - Mostly maple with vanilla from the bourbon coming secondary. Faint fruity hops (maybe mango and passion fruit?) come third with an equivalent malt aroma blended together with it. 12.6%? I don't smell it.

Taste - Maple and vanilla explode on the tongue in a respective 2 to 1 ratio. Taste turns over to a buttery-sugary, pastry-like, creamy taste. Finishes just dry enough to prevent this from being overly-sweet; however, the taste is a step below cloying. It tastes sticky like maple syrup if that makes any sense. Flavor lingers for about 15-20 seconds after swallowing. 12.6%? I don't taste it

Mouthfeel - Sticky and silky at the same time but doesn't leave a lingering, oily film around the mouth. It's sticky like a milkshake, but silky like a bottle conditioned beer; it's kind-of like the viscosity of a refrigerated and bottle-conditioned double ipa.

Overall - I dished out about 18 dollars for this 750 mL. It's a damn good beer, but is it worth the 18? F*ck if I know; I was just curious. 12.6%? I don't not feel it: f*cking hammered at this point. Also, don't drink this one too cold; trust me.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 02:56:51 | More by Wompus
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. This is relatively fresh (bottled within a couple months I believe).

Appearance: Pours a copper/amber color and leaves a couple fingers of slightly off-white head which fades slowly to a layer atop the beer. Very mild carbonation can be seen.

Smell: Prominent vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, light maple, malts. Pleasant but not overbearing.

Taste: Matches the nose pretty well. Butterscotch, vanilla, pleasant notes of maple, toffee, mild bourbon notes. Pretty sweet, but not too much for me. The maple notes are really nice.

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a really nice, full, creamy body. Really nice.

Overall: This was a really nice, sweet beer. Several flavors such as vanilla, maple, toffee, sugar meld together to make a delicious profile. I love the thick, creamy body - it really ties this beer together.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 01:52:17 | More by Resuin
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redleg64

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-13-2013 00:11:27 | More by redleg64
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-12-2013 22:08:25 | More by nmann08
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qwe2323

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-12-2013 21:53:47 | More by qwe2323
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SnaxStL

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-12-2013 16:55:21 | More by SnaxStL
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bigdinosaur

Michigan

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-12-2013 15:29:01 | More by bigdinosaur
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Lukafer

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-12-2013 13:34:28 | More by Lukafer
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Vermonthiker

Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-12-2013 10:44:10 | More by Vermonthiker
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-12-2013 03:29:32 | More by jsurfs82
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carmike813

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-12-2013 01:49:09 | More by carmike813
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-12-2013 01:23:01 | More by Gonzoillini
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-12-2013 00:53:48 | More by JRod1969
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-12-2013 00:45:55 | More by Holmes698
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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-11-2013 23:58:22 | More by bvdubn
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-11-2013 04:54:09 | More by EZEKIEL_F
Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.