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RATINGS: 198   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Dark amber pour with a thin dense white head. Nose is sweet malt, maple, and some Bourbon. Taste is Sweet Bourbon, French Toast... Really unique experience. Boozy is almost an understatement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1032) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Hazy orange with white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is sweet and bitter. Having trouble describing it, but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaroonOrange (128) - - DEC 12, 2013
On tap. Orange to gold in color. Lots of maple syrup and bourbon come through. Sweet and smooth palate. Definitely strong and a surprising amount of hops on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (421) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Pours a dark golden amber with a dissipating head, leaving a soft ring of foam that hugs my glass. The aroma is of malts, rich wheat, oak, bourbon, moderate maple sweetness, booze, light hops, and vanilla. The flavor is of sweet crystal malts, mild maple, vanilla, and sweet bourbon. The finish is sweet, boozy, and had a mild bitterness. Overall what a great drink. It is worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (916) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2013
On draft at the Publick House. Pours a dark orange with a thick off white lacing. The aroma consists of notes of cherry, maple syrup, candy apple coating, vanilla and bourbon. Very sweet, but not cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2173) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, frothy, cream-colored head that settled after a little bit and no lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber. Aroma is hugely malt, caramel, bit of spice. Flavor’s like nose, massively sweet, with a little bitter and tang to balance. Body/carbonation good. Finish is like flavor, long, slightly boozy. Not one of my Founders favs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1395) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a hazy medium orange with a good small bead off white head. Aroma is honey and smoke. Taste is cloyingly sweet lightly toasted wheat malt, honey, bourbon and alcohol. Medium hop bitterness at the end. Well balanced, but a real butt kicker! Be careful. Perfect for the cold days of winter sitting by the fire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrana (399) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Sweet with strong vanilla, oak, caramel flavors and notes of citrus. Has some hints of maple, cotton candy, and bourbon. Quite outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (1940) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle poured a copper golden color with a thin coating of white head that fell back to a ring on the glass. Aroma has loads of barrel, vanilla custard, plenty of sweetness, mellow maple, and some heat. Mouth feel is a solid medium and the texture full though not sticky sweet and there is good carbonation for a huge barrel aged beer. Flavor shows off more of the wheat wine, oak, vanilla, maple soaked bourbon, fairly high sweetness, and a lasting finish with some heat. This really nails the full on barrel treatment and it certainly takes center stage though it is not overdone. I was a bit afraid this would be too sweet but it is at the right level for me and I think they bottled this right at it’s prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1815) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Bomber. Pours a hazy copper color with a small foamy head that lingers nicely and leaves minor lacing. Aroma is very interesting. Bourbon, sweet maple syrup, vanilla, apples, oak, bread, butterscotch, and alcohol. Taste is a bit strong on the bourbon but there’s such a good underlying flavor. Sweet sugary maple candy, butterscotch, and vanilla. Medium to thick body, sticky mouthfeel. I really hope the bourbon fades on this in a year because I think it will be awesome.

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