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RATINGS: 229   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (877) - 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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Poured light hazy gold amber with white head. Aroma sweet fruity booze. Light carb med bod. Sweet toffee taste alcohol is there, grainy fruit grape.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1343) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
On tap at the Brick Store. Black color, with a thin, beige ring. Nose of coffee, light smoke, cinnamon, and syrup. Sweet, with a harsh roasted bitterness. Medium body, with a chalky mouthfeel. This is a harsh, overly roasted beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1736) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Tap at hop cat Ann Arbor. Color is orange with thin white head. Aroma is sweet maple and malt. Taste is boozy sweet. Maple and vanilla. Very hot and sticky

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4209) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Cloudy golden amber with one finger of off white head. Nose is spicy with Vanilla and Bourbon notes. Sharp alcohol and a cream quality. Tons of Bourbon in the flavor with a warming finish. Base beer overshadowed by barrel. Touch of mint.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2362) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Moderate cereal for the malt, perfume and cooked orange for the hops, dough and broth for the yeast, with hints of peach and alcohol. Head is almost nonexistant, with some spot of lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is murky, medium amber/orange with a thick amount of small particles. Flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes heavily sweet and lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium to full, syrupy, with a soft carbonation. Super fruity, super tasty, a well constructed Barley Wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6307) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2015
750 ml bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, toffee,vanilla, bourbon, wood, mmaple syrup, some ripe fruits, wheat malts, fuller body, nice sipper.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pour is translucent orange/gold with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of light maple syrup, bourbon heat, oak chips, light vanilla, and allspice. Finish is cloyingly sweet with booze coming through in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Split a bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light honey notes, some vanilla, ginger, sweet fruity notes. Lots of boozy notes, some plum. Flavor was light spicy hops, vanilla, malt. Alcohol is burning, so much heat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Light amber pour with a small head. Strong donut batter sweetness. Toasted nut raisin bread. Caramel. Flavor of maple bar, trail mix. Caramel. Boozy but not as tough to drink as I feared it would be. Full body, soft carb.


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