Founders Sweet Repute - Founders Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev +1%
Sweet Repute on tap at Pony Bar NYC (I previously had it on a bottle bought for almost thirty dollars at a nearby store).
Appearance: Very fresh looking, about a finger of fruity bubbly soapy head. Light mahogany-auburn color with some transparency, as well as dirt.
Smell: Sugar, maple, butterscotch, sweetness. Pineapple juice, syrup. Bourbon/rum/booze, well balanced and distributed. Cake frosting. A muted nose overall, subtle.
Taste: Rum-soaked fruit. Candied banana. Malt, barrel. Very sweet but in a good way (unlike, say, BCBS Backyard Rye, oy). Graham cracker, vanilla. Smooth old bourbon (Blanton's). Bread.
Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium body and almost full flavor. Sharp but nice booze. Barrel feel around the edges.
Overall: Drinks beautiful! Hard to believe it is 12.6%. Not boozy. Sweetness in check. Lovely. Smell and mouthfeel are a tad weak but the overall is great. On tap so much better (small eight-ounce pour as opposed to 22 ounces).
12-15-2013 03:43:35 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.14/5 rDev -1.2%
A - Golden brown with good clarity. Think oily head leaves big bubble reminiscent of pancake batter. Cheetah print spotty lace as you spin the beer around the glass.
S - Bourbon, maple syrup, caramel candy, wood, smoke.
T - Bourbon up front, smokey, smooth mouthfeel. As it comes to room temp so many more nuances come forward - more cake batter, caramel, malts, warming alcohol.
O - Another home run from the back stage series. I can't wait to try this again in a year or two.
12-15-2013 01:43:52 | More by andrewjraab
Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.