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Founders Backstage Series # 8: Sweet Repute

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RATINGS: 237   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5567) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV, small sample. Slight hazy amber color, short head. Aroma reminds me a bit of toothpaste and mint, cookie, bit caramel. Bit sweet in taste, slight bitter. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4159) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ WWT. Aroma is big caramel malt, vanilla, light fruity notes and more. Flavour is malt, vanilla, caramel, bourbon. simple, but really thick and gooyey with huge vanilla. Like it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3051) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV, courtesy of deanso. Pours a clear darker golden beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is very fruity. slight orange, and vanilla with touches of caramel and booze. Flavor has touches of bourbon and vanilla with a big sweet and malty note in it. Very strong flavors, loads of fruit and booze. Soft carbonation and long sweet finish. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (1157) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle at WWT. Clear golden with little things swimming around and very small white head. Mint, yoghurt drink with line aroma, light spices, heather honey, slight metallic touch and sweet sugary nuts. Very sweet with herbal bitter finish. Full bodied with sticky sugary feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV. Clear orange golden color with a slight amount of floaties in there, average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, sweet, sticky alcohol, a hint of cookies, some liquor. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle shared at WWT IV thanks to Deanso. Pours floaty clear Amber with a ring tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, floral notes, marzipan, licorice, vanilla, nutty notes and caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6192) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Sample at WWT IV courtesy of me. Very thin white head. Clear golden pour. A lovely smooth barley wine. Nice barrel notes

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 18, 2015
bottle from my buddies in Wisconsin. Pour is a light caramwl. i really expected something darker from the descrtiption. head is a silk white with hues of yellow and it lasts like something bottle conditioned, but i know this is not. this smell reminds me of the first time i had a Beast from Avery. a fucking shit ton of sugar and caramel, just smells like a quick painfull death for a diabetic with a duty note underneath. wow, there is something balancing the sweetness here. sure, it is alcoholic sugar water make no mistake, but this is drinkable! and it is tasty too. some light pepper notes and just a bit of bitter citrus keep this cotton candy caramel, and toffee monstrosity in check. this is a fun sipper. i get a bunch of candy notes, then 5 minutes later some weird chocloate covered prune and candy orange flavors, then some lingering tobacco in that caramel flavor. glad i have tomorro off cause i am getting ripped and going to send some text messagres that are not worded in the most polite way. woohoo! fuck all y’all!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1468) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Poured light hazy gold amber with white head. Aroma sweet fruity booze. Light carb med bod. Sweet toffee taste alcohol is there, grainy fruit grape.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1386) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
On tap at the Brick Store. Black color, with a thin, beige ring. Nose of coffee, light smoke, cinnamon, and syrup. Sweet, with a harsh roasted bitterness. Medium body, with a chalky mouthfeel. This is a harsh, overly roasted beer.


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