Founders Sweet Repute | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.60%

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.

Added by JohnnieNepal on 11-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,104
Reviews:
151
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
299
For Trade:
63
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Ratings: 1,104 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of Raziel313
3.16/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of themind
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent beer, I like it. It's potent but the barrel aging really shines thru with balance of the flavor. Top notch beer that I acquired a growler full of that was aged a year.

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Photo of greenspointexas
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwgduke
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of corm44
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.19/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I'm just not that big on the style and it was cloyingly sweet.

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Photo of cwxc818
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The flavors present a lot of tropical citrus with oranges, tangerines, nectarines and kumquat. Additional flavors of maple and fig accompany a wheat and wine. I never found this cloying and it was very smooth.

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Photo of bgold86
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

did not expect it to be as well made as it was.one more excellent beer made by founders....superb.

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Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle I've held onto for a while, hoping the booze would die down a bit and thankfully it did. 2013 vintage.

Mild small fizzy head barely forms then fades at a need pace, murky hazy sediment laden candy reddish orange color.

Nose brings tons of candy maple and barrel, lots of maple syrup, bourbon, candied bourbon and vanilla barrel, sweet candied wheat toasted malt aroma, some phenols, mild booze, caramel candy.

Taste brings big sweet malts, candy syrup caramel and tons of maple syrup, sweet maple syrup but not overly sweet. Some toasted oak and mild bourbon, little barrel, even coconut barrel notes. Mild phenols but just a hint or warming booze. Mild creamy wheat base too, little toasted and hint of biscuity caramel. Little grassy earthy hop in the background. Finish is little sticky sweety, just a hint of warming booze, lingering caramel and plenty more maple mixed with bourbon and little barrel with more candied creamy wheat.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, touch syrupy, just a touch of booze.

Overall pretty nice, great bourbon barrel notes, nice base malt, barrel really brings some interesting characters that go nicely with the wheat and malt, but in the end still just too sweet even for this style.

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Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PG2G
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fondyball20
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jjski
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A year has done the repute well.

Cloying sweetness on release has turned into cordial like balance, while retaining beer background. Honey, maple bourbon with sticky orange candy.

Seems more effervescent due to lightening of the sugar load.

A worthy nemesis for wheat wine advocates. If JW Lees floats you, than give it a whirl if you can find it. I like thick sweet barreled variations, and will continue to age the few I have left.

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Photo of kidzord
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,104 ratings.
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