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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (945) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Very good smell. Really good taste. Has quite the kick but still very good and balanced. Actually what you would look for in this style of beer. Really good taste and feel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with a small white head. Sweet aroma of maple, vanilla, bourbon and caramel. Flavor was quite sweet with maple syrup, vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee and subtle bourbon.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Strong maple and alcohol aromas. Sweet and thick. REALLY sweet, with a good strength, not much burn. Very rich and mellow. Vanilla is dominant, and some brown sugar. It has a lot of flavor, but not too many layers. It punches you hard with what it’s got.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
furthur (455) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Finally opening this. Pretty, clear Amber beer, cream colored head faded to faint skiff, some lace. Aroma is raisin, date, grilled pineapple. Taste is super sweet, alcohol, some hops bitter. After getting a little used to the sweet alcohol, there’s some vanilla and bourbon under there, and caramely syrup, and oak. Palate is rich, carbonation subdued. Can’t say I enjoy this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2173) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle..Pour is golden with a hazy white head..Nose is bourbon, maple, stale..Taste is maple, spice, stale, oak, musty,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (328) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
15cl sample at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival (25 V 2015), from a 75cl bottle bought at the festival shop. This barley wine is aged on bourbon barrels, and maple syrup was added. A sweet, sugary taste is overwhelming. You can just enjoy the roasted malts, the calvados hints, the bourbon notes, the spiritful ending. Wood and vanilla also. Too sweet for me, but still very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks Beuk87 for sharing! Bourbon, vanilla, oak, very sweet, desert beer and a true sipper. Truly awesome however.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Maybe my tastebuds were all jacked up at the party I was at from all of the other beers that I had but I wasnt a fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1528) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle from drfabulous in one of my first trades. Finally found a good time to open this. Weekend away with friends, late at night paired with cigars. Lovely dark pale pour with ample creamy head. Sweet and rich, with vanilla, molasses, candied citrus. Sweet through and through, but neither cloying nor over the top. Nice sipper, and there's a good synergy with this cigar -- I can see why people pair these together.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4950) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear medium dark gold color, with some floaters, and an off white head. Vanilla, pineapple, toffee, sugary, bourbon, and white chocolate. Sweet sipping beer, and quite delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5828) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV, small sample. Slight hazy amber color, short head. Aroma reminds me a bit of toothpaste and mint, cookie, bit caramel. Bit sweet in taste, slight bitter. Quite nice.


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