Sweet Repute
Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Ranked #8
Ranked #3,745
4.17 | pDev: 11.03%
Saturday at 04:07 PM
Nov 18, 2013
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.
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Rated by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2022 bottle to snifter,

Saturday at 04:07 PM
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Single bottle from Founders in Grand Rapids split two ways.
Pours a slightly hazed bright bronze colour with at best a finger of off white tight bubbly head.
Aroma is initially quite fruity and a bit bready/white cake like - certainly notes of bourbon barrel and a touch of maple and caramel.
Taste is a very nice mix of bready malt, caramel and maple sweetness that pushes hard against a fighting burnt caramel flavour and slightly piney resin bitterness that just cannot break through the sweet.
Full sweet and boozy mouthfeel - rich without being cloying with very decent carbonation. 6 ounces of delicious.
Aug 20, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by travelguy from Ohio

Jul 29, 2023
Rated: 4 by cozmo from New York

Jul 16, 2023
Rated: 4.92 by k8kruk from New York

Jul 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
(12 oz bottle, bottled on: 11.02.22; purchased single off shelf at Bobkat... poured into a teku)

L: crystal-clear, rosee-ambre colored liquid; tall, tight, beige foam... foam dies down, but leaves a chunky island, med-thin collar and splotches of lace; looks purdy

S: bourbon-barrel-kissed fruited muffin; fruity, rounded and sedate, with little booze presence... potentially sweety caramelled edging and/or finishing notes... maybe some vague wheatiness; certainly lacking toasted (barley) character... gets more pancakey as it goes; great intensity

T: malted malty bourbon ball in the center, lingering before shifting to a singed bourbon char flame in the finish; burnt sugars galore... second sip and some vague maple highlights emerge, this time finishing with an almost herbal, endivey bitterness to counter the pervasive now creme brulee colorings... aftertaste gradually takes on a cream soda vibe, and pancakes... pancakes

F: rounded and rivuletory up front, humming hot and softly syrupy smooth in the finish... for a wheatwine, couldn't be more ideal; plush and potent

O: elements of this are familiar but almost come across fake... excuse me for doubting/damning the greatness of its execution... very enjoyable; a near-perfect, boozy soft drink... yet another example of an expression calling for a 'bourbon barrel strong ale' category unto itself, all base styles lumped into it... joyful to drink, but there's little significant 'wheat' character to speak of here, yawn (2157)
Jul 12, 2023
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L - light copper with a off-white head that dissipates somewhat quickly leaving behind a thin cap and some lacing
S - sweet maple syrup, rich bourbon, caramel malts, honey, sweet malts, wheat, wood, dried fruit
T - complex: bready malt and sweet caramel up front intermixed well with rich bourbon, wood, honey, wheat, dried fruits, finishes well sweet maple syrup, slight hops
F - Full bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Smooth
O - another great barrel aged brew
May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by cabsandking from Ohio

May 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Bitburger from Vermont

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It´s good; very good indeed. But i am not sure if it´s a beer rather than a barley wine with a lot of resin and even more small bubbles. It´s good. Cheers!
Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Apr 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Clear dark gold, but full of chunky particles, good head.

Smell: Sweet, rum, wood, vanilla,

Taste: Sweet, candy caramels, rum, barrel wood. Slick feel, almost tastes/feels like a soft drink.

Overall: I like to try wheat wines, but still haven't quite found one that knocks my socks off. Sweet Repute takes a big swing, with 12+% abv and barrel aging, but it has a pretty bad appearance and the feel/body of the beer isn't quite there. A little too much on the sweet side, but worth a try.
Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Apr 18, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by dd53grif from Michigan

Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2023
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Reviewed by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Purchased at Bound Beverage, Warrington, PA. $16.50/4pk

Pours a deep, golden honey color. Semi-opaque. Very small, slow rising carbonation bubbles appears to mean the beer is leaning towards a thicker consistency. Very light skim of a head.

Sweet, malty aroma.

Wow, the sweet booziness hits you from the first sip. Very reminiscent of a sweet barleywine with flavors of burnt sugars, caramel, toffee, malts, resiny pine hops with a slightly bitter aftertaste. The bourban barrel aging is also very much in the flavor profile. The ABV is definitely noticeable and makes this a brew you need to relax with and respect the higher alcohol content.

A heavier consistency. Low to medium carbonation. Leaves a sweet, boozy coating in the mouth after each sip.

Overall, an excellent addition to the Founders Barrel Aged Series. A brew that is meant to be sipped and savored. Take your time and enjoy this excellent beer…Cheers!
Apr 07, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by BeerInspector from Delaware

Apr 02, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this beer from tap poured, surprisingly, in a shaker pint. Nice golden color with a decent head and good curtain lacing. Nutty, caramel smell and taste. Taste comes out better than the smell. Warm bread, vanilla and a bit of warming booze. Good beer but have had better wheat wines.
Apr 01, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by JamesLeung from Florida

Mar 25, 2023
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 12 oz. bottle date 11.02.22. Sampled March 11, 2023.

It is an attractive honey-golden pour under a lingering, modest, cream colored head and decent clarity.

The aroma is sweet wheat malt mash, light caramel, light licorice, wood, and light spice.

Medium to full mouthfeel.

The taste is sweet and bold with its strong semblance of wheat grain, honey, licorice, and alcohol. Warming finish. Quite a nice beer.
Mar 12, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 bottle, dated 11.02.22

pours a clear rusty copper color, thick white head. very good head retention, and lacing. Definitely get the wheat and the bourbon in the aroma - but the maple I only pick up in the taste. taste starts a little sweet, but finishes drier. medium bodied. overall pretty nice
Mar 12, 2023
Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
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