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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Clear caramel color with a thin film of foam. I primarily get alcohol in the aroma. After warming there is more malt and caramel but it’s rough. Taste is the same as aroma. Lots of alcohol taste along with malty caramel and some coffee. I really wanted to like this but the alcohol is just over powering. Possibly a year or so on the shelf would calm it down a little.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shaunmaloney (42) - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours copper with nice head. The aroma is sweet, great maple! Taste is smooth, medium to heavy with a traditional barleywine finish. A great beer, backstage series continues to impress, not as good as mango magnifico but close. Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1299) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. THe pour is a deep rich orange with a thin white head. The aroma has some nice sweetness to it. The wheatwine characteristics come through with only a hint of bourbon. Don’t get tons of the maple itself in the nose. The taste is amazing. Sweet upfront, then fades and a little boozy in the end. A solid overall ofering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (1146) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Tap at Armsby. Clear amber, with a big frothy off white head that lasts. Smells of bourbon, wheat, maple and light toffee. Flavor is sweet bourbon, maple syrup, and light wheat. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (607) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, shared on Christmas Eve! Pours a hazy amber, nice soapy white head. Decent lacing, more alcohol legs. Big maple presence in this one, with some marzipan and vanilla aromas. Not as cloyingly sweet as I’d expected; big bourbon and maple, praline, hint of citrusy hops on the finish. Cool stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Aroma of malt, maple, and bourbon... similar taste with a little heat! Great stuff!!!!

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beastmaster (377) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Sweet suffering sucitash. I’m in love. Sweet respute is a thing of beauty from bottle to belly. Well, maybe not the pour... cloudy Amber. This wheat ale is delicious. Nose malty, sweet, maple, light on the bourbon. Immediate sugar intensive them melts into a carbonated frenzy of bourbony deliciousness topped with maple. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
I’m a fan. Pours a light copper with a cream colored head. Aroma of apples and oak which was odd. First sip was sweet bourbon and hints of maple, caramel, candied sugar, and hints of citrus. Medium body medium carbonation good mouth feel. I didn’t detect much heat and I had no problem putting half of this down during a bottle share.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bomber on Xmas day. Figure I need something that will last hours since we are stuck inside with no place to go. This is the most forward bourbon tasting beer I've ever had. Severe burn age too. Sweet is right. This will last 3 hours sipping on no doubt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Sweet malts and molasses, with bourbon and some light peachy fruity notes. Good, not great.


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