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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5584) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. An attractive pour from teh bomber ... golden orange, with a solid 1/2 inch thick pile of firm foam firmly encasing what’s beneath. But a sturdy aroma still breaks free ... like the pleasant warming aroma of a Kentucky distillery. This drinks with a creamy, warming body, then pile drives the palate with a full-on whiskey burn. I almost want to cut this with some coke or something. Definitely a sipper, or one to put you to sleep. Very much enjoyed the whiskey woven into an otherwise light-charactered beer. Well done. (#5515, 5/11/2014)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle pour at ChurchKey, thanks solidfunk! Pours golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of bourbon, citrus, tropical fruit. Tasting notes of syrup, caramel, bourbon, vanilla. Medium body with a dry finish. Smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (503) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Tap pour. Cloudy amber gold. Smell is bourbon barrel. Lots, and, lots bourbon barrel. Taste is vanilla sweetness and rum cake. Boozey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2014
750 capped bottle from Capone’s and Whole Foods. Pours hazy deep copper with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, heavy bourbon. Tastes caramel malty, very sweet, with bourbon, oak, molasses, vanilla, and mild hops as it warms. This one successfully straddles the beer/spirit boundary, and reminds me of an Irish Mist/Canadian Mist mixture. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ataraxia (346) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Clear amber orange, thin white head. Very light on maple syrup, oak, brown sugar, spices, and a somewhat herbal aftertaste. Sweet, somewhat syrupy, and medium-bodied. Sugary finish with moderate booziness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2860) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle @ DLD. Sweet caramel malt, oaky bourbon, vanilla, and light maple aroma. Hazy deep straw gold with a large ivory head, flocculation. Sweet caramel malt, oak, vanilla, boozy bourbon, and maple flavor. Medium sticky body, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
htzpah (76) - - APR 26, 2014
Delicious nectar of the g-ds. Honey nose, with strong boozy notes. Like an effervescent muscato d'asti. Honey flavor, with rich raisin and plum roundness. A sensational sipper or celebratory drinker.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Deep golden pour with an of-white head. Aroma is fruit, maple and bourbon. The first thing I notice in the initial drink is the creaminess of the beer. Maple, oak, bourbon-a layered complex beer. Dryness from the oak in the finish. Alcohol as well hidden. Great lacing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2454) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 15, 2014
On tap at McGregor’s at $9 for 5.5oz. Poured a cloudy darker orange color with a white head. Aroma was of a good bit of bourbonj, alcohol, wheat, and oak. Flavor was vanilla, oak, dough, and lots of bourbon. Lot-O-alcohol here and it’s not hidden one bit.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Aromas of honey, golden raisin, roasted marshmallow. Hazy orange, a lot of suspended sediment, lasting ring of off-white head foam. Some sweetness, warming alcohol, spice and slight bitterness. Medium-full bodied, lingering fumes of alcohol, great smoothness. Nice sipping beer, strong but not too aggressive.


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