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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
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Itís 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 beerís characteristics, starting with a healthy wheat and roasted malt base and adding clean, fragrant hops. Itís 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 unfoldÖ Because itíll only get better.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (684) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
750ml bottle - pours a rich copper with a slight orange hue. Little to no head. Big maple , toffee and bourbon aromas. Tons of vanilla bourbon sweetness and some warming alcohol. Finishes smooth with lingering sweetness and some caramel. The 12.6% abv is very well hidden . Not disappointed. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bellsman1991 (28) - - SEP 30, 2014
Bourbon, Bacon syrup, Maple this was one of my favorite back stage series beer Iíve ever had! Itís so smooth be careful when you drink this one its a big beer! Delcious!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3364) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
25.4 oz bottle. Clear orange brown with thick white foam. Nose is bourbon, butterscotch, grass and peach schnapps. Hot and oliy with a tang and a bite. Taste is melon, bourbon, maple, citrus peel and wheat. Kind of a boozy mess but OK with me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3223) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2014
750 ml bottle split 4 ways. Aroma is bacon soaked in maple syrup and bourbon. Love the nose!

The flavor start with maple and light sugar followed by vanilla and mild bourbon notes. Oak barrel is light with the alcohol only showing with a very mild warming after the sip. I didnít sample this fresh because of what it is. The texture was a little oily with a better than average body. The sweetness seems like it would take over but splitting this 4 ways is about perfect.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (62) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Very strong bourbon nose with white wine finish. Very odd but it is well balanced. Good taste but just not my thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (687) - - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy orangish color. Aroma and taste are sweet maple, bourbon, and vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3841) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
750 ml bottle from Homer321. Nose is maple syrup, oaky vanilla, nut bread, and a hint of bourbon. Crystal clear orange with a small beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, nuts, toffee, and wood. Very nice BA barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (530) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Shared 750ml. Aroma is hot alcohol. Beautiful copper. Very sweet with a wheat touch. Very smooth finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (516) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, 10 months old going by the release date. Burnt orange, soapy thin head. Aroma is sweet bourbon, vanilla, and candied sugar. The taste adds warm maple syrup notes, brown sugar, heavy malts, oak, a little coconut, some citrus fruit on the finish. Very big and complex. The 12.6% is very noticeable. Warm lingering bourbon boozy feel in the aftertaste that sits in your chest. -- I also had this fresh. 10 months really didnít change it at all. Huge and rich. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (439) - - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at Novare Res in Portland, Maine. Rich on the nose, hard to pin down. First thought was it smells like a swimming pool. Incredibly rich flavor but still a smooth palate. Very complex. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Orange pour, mostly white head. Maple flavors, sweet bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar and medium hops.


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