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RATINGS: 218   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MannyGoldberg (164) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Keg at Rattle ’n Hum, NYC- 23rd January 2014. Orange amber colour with little retention. Aroma is bourbon with strong orange, woody notes. Taste is excessively sweet with oily notes. Booze not particularly well integrated. Massively disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3066) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours clear dark copper color with off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, bourbon and maple. Similar flavors. Full body with moderate carbonation and syrupy mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bomber at Jerry’s. Clear, but with debris, red-orange with good, creamy, white head, light wet lacing (barrel-aged) / Sweet nose of citrus, rind, bourbon barrel, hard caramel, hint of tobacco / Full body, sweet, fruity, chewy, some burn, excellent balance with some bitterness on the finish / Flavors of orange peel, fresh caramel, mellow bourbon barrel, grapefruit rind, maple syrup (power of suggestion?) / Founders has a way with these big boys.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3582) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml) Cloudy copper pour. Sweet bourbon and maple syrup aroma hiding some dark fruits and malts. Flavor is sticky fruits mixed with the maple syrup and bourbon. Smooth and really warming. Glad we have another one of these to try in a few years.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2014
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with maple syrup, thx alot to Ronald for bringing this over!, complex sweet brew, sweet/alcoholic and slightly fruity/woody, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange. Aromas of dark fruit and a bit of citrus. Thick heavy plum and alcohol with a good maple syrup finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Lightly hazed orange pour with white head and lace. Sweet dried fruitiness, abv, and resiny hops. Sweet sweet malt and a nice wheaty like resiny bitter. Very nice warmth. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. a beer I like alot

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1038) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Sample from a bottle scored by my boss. Respectable amount of malt here that is OK, but not an exceptional BW.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scoobyrice (2) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
Founders tap take over Tasted at rhodesidegrill in Arlington 12 feb2014 had heard great things about it and lived up to the hype ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
10oz pour at pizza lucce. Honey color with small white head. Toffee and fruit aroma. Big boozy beer with toffee and maple. Good stuff.


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