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Founders Backstage Series # 8: Sweet Repute

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
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It’s not always a good thing when your reputation precedes you. But the complexity of this powerful wheat wine will give it a Sweet Repute no matter where, when or how your paths meet. Our brewing team painstakingly choreographed each layer of this beer’s characteristics, starting with a healthy wheat and roasted malt base and adding clean, fragrant hops. It’s 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. The resulting 12.6% ABV liquid pours a bright warm russet with a stubborn ivory head and an intoxicatingly sweet nutty aroma. Take your time allowing the layers of flavors to unfold… Because it’ll only get better.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pour is translucent orange/gold with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of light maple syrup, bourbon heat, oak chips, light vanilla, and allspice. Finish is cloyingly sweet with booze coming through in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5187) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Split a bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light honey notes, some vanilla, ginger, sweet fruity notes. Lots of boozy notes, some plum. Flavor was light spicy hops, vanilla, malt. Alcohol is burning, so much heat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5059) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Light amber pour with a small head. Strong donut batter sweetness. Toasted nut raisin bread. Caramel. Flavor of maple bar, trail mix. Caramel. Boozy but not as tough to drink as I feared it would be. Full body, soft carb.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (385) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bourbony, vanilla, maple, caramel. Nice desserty sweet beer with good amount of barrel flavor without too much heat.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1088) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a clear Amber color with a small off white foam head. Aroma of caramel with some earthiness and maple syrup. Sweet caramel taste with a slight hop layer and plenty of maple. Boozy bourbon spice and some vanilla notes underneath. Tasty.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (2918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Golden orange color with aroma of honey, maple, and bourbon with sweet malt flavor dominated by honey and maple with a subtle bourbon backbone. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2720) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
This beer is so smooth for a wheat wine! Pours clear translucent amber with a small beige ring for a head. Aroma brings light malty sweetness with a bit of maple spritzed in in the sweet level. Flavor brings sweet malts that transition into pleasantly sweet maple syrup.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9734) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma features graininess, berries, caramel and red-hot ethanol. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor is a marriage of big bourbon bitterness and heat, and gooey caramel sweetness. Finishes bittersweet (more sweet than bitter) with plenty of lingering alcohol warmth. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4244) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Big bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and sweetness from the malts, some alcohol/bourbon and some oak, vanilla, maple, some bitterness to balance the sweetness. Flavor the same with nice blend of everything even though it is really sweet. Smooth, thicker texture. A unique beer but I don’t know if I’d want to drink a lot of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1605) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2014
750ml bottle courtesy of Ernesto987. I was bummed it didn’t get opened at the tasting we were all at, so he gave it to me, how cool is that. Pours a lovely blood orange with a thin white ring. A couple of chunky floaties keep the appearance rating from being a 5. Intoxicating nose with aromas of maple, brown sugar, bourbon and oak. Flavor is a rich combination of the above mentioned things. What a mix! Full bodied and gut warming. Nice.


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