Founders Sweet Repute | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Sweet ReputeFounders Sweet Repute

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours a cloudy, amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is filled with sweet bourbon and maple. The texture is thin, delivering a sweet taste with hints of bourbon and maple. Surprisingly interesting that delivers a unique taste that no other beer delivers.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Enjoyed both on tap and from the taproom.

A:Poured into a snifter in which the paper white head dissipated quickly leaving only a slick like residue on top of the liquid. Pours an almost golden body with a slight copper hue to it.

S: A lot of barrel character on the nose. A bit bourbon that surprisingly lacks an alcohol burn. You get some sweet taffy mixed in with a bit of fruit and lots of cream/marshmallow/caramel/etc. notes.

T: You get a blast of the barrels up front with huge amounts of charred oak and just a faint hint of the maple. To say this is sweet is quite an understatement as it's likely the sweetest beer I've ever had. After the bourbon barrel taste, you pick up quite a bit of vanilla and the huge malt presence is reminiscent of rock candy. Hop presence is very muted.

M: On tap, it's lighter in body. The bottle has quite a bit of carbonation to it. A very sticky mouthfeel as this one will leave you feeling like you just drank soda syrup...lots of sappy, viscous feelings.

O:Will be interesting to see where this goes. It's not quite hot right now but it could definitely use some time to develop as it's still very sweet. Still, an outstanding beer from Founders.

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4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bert's
pours a deep golden/amber color with a good sized bubbly white head that persists forever leaving spotty lace on the way down. Aromas of dark caramel, vanilla, wood, nuts, a bit of spice and an odd but enticing pineapple coconut thing going on. The flavor is maple and dark sugars with a tart tropical fruit flavor with a spicy wheat edge and bits of vanilla, alcohol, and bourbon oak. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. I enjoyed sipping on the one for most of the afternoon. Its and odd but enticing brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A- One finger egg shell white head dissipates to a thin frothy ring around the glass. The appearance is just like a unfiltered IPA. Allot of sediment. Color is golden brown.
S- The aroma is very mellow and minor. Slight hint of fruit but i could not distinguish what the fruit could be, very hard to pull any notes or characteristics out of the aroma. Slight maple, sugar, as it warms up get more rich sweet toffee notes.
T- The taste is more impressive then the aroma. The maple syrup is very present, especially in the backend. Really sweet, rich beer, toffee, slight vanilla comes out as it warms up.
M- Medium mouthfeel, dry on the palate. sticky finish.
O- Enjoyable. Have no desire to try it again, but definitely glad i got to try it once. Really liked the maple syrup taste, really shined in this beer.

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Founders Sweet Repute from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,105 ratings.
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