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RATINGS: 208   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden color. Aroma of spiced hay and caramel vtaste us bitter and floral straw. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle @ Richard’s Tasting. Clear orange in color with a white head. Smells of maple, vanilla, and peach. Some orange peel, lots of caramel, pie crust, and brown sugar. Flavor is quite sweet, but pleasant. Apple pie, maple syrup, vanilla, and peaches. Big caramel and vanilla, some bourbon as well. A bit one note, but I liked it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown hue with an average to large off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex aroma of sweet bourbon, malt and soft hop. Medium to heavy body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Flavor is full complex sweet bourbon with the same complexity finish of moderate to long duration. This is one of the best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is honey, cookie and biscuit malt, vanilla, ginger, pear and apple esters. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness, spicy alcohol, vanilla, dates and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Orange pour, mostly white head. Maple flavors, sweet bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar and medium hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9079) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle in Vail, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks bro! Pours a hazy orange appearance with a tan head. Heavy oak and bourbon, vanilla, somewhat citrusy, light white wine, coconut aroma. Somewhat chewy, grainy woody, big cookie, doughy, orange citrusy flavor. Pretty intense oak. Fairly smooth but a touch boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
750 mL bottle. Pours a clear golden amber color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of wheat, caramel, butterscotch, bourbon, wood. The taste is caramel, wheat, bourbon, wood, mild hops and butterscotch. Medium bodied, low carbonation, strong alcohol heat. Nice sipper.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours cloudy gold with off white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, maple syrup, caramelized brown sugar, oak, caramel, fruit and vanilla. Full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8139) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber-gold color with a medium thin white head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt, bourbon and butterscotch. Full and chewy body with flavors of maple bourbon, doughy malt, herbal hops and a bit of vanilla. The finish is boozy with a sweet maple and oaky bourbon aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7860) - 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.


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