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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Its 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 beers characteristics, starting with a healthy wheat and roasted malt base and adding clean, fragrant hops. Its 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 itll only get better.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1086) - 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 (1124) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Huge orange citrus aroma. Sweet and smooth. Looks viscous. Creamy off white head. Nice hazy orange sunset color. Taste is not so good.... Huge huge huge boozy note. Wheaty. Hint of orange in the finish. Palate is overly boozy... Medium body... I remember this being pretty solid at Christmas but maybe it was on account of the 12 hour drive up from South Carolina... Its overly boozy not a lot of flavor lingering dull burn on the palate... Drinks like a cheap brandy. Still only the second bad beer from founders Ive had.... Also the girl on the bottle is hot hot hot!!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
22oz bottle .. dark amber .. mild foam .. sweet and messy, did not like .. . .
according to my almost 4 year old, when youre pretending to be superman chillin in the fortress of solitude,
its okay to shit yourself.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Had this at a recent tasting. Not at all impressed with this Founders offering. Pretty thin palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2014
pours hazy golden orange, off white cream head, mild sediment. Aroma is burnt sugar, caramel, vanilla, maple syrup, licorice. Taste is similar, quite sweet which is fitting - maple syrup in the forefront, not getting a lot of bourbon other than vanilla, oak, lots of booze. Syrupy mouthfeel, abrasive medicinal in the finish. Decided Im not the biggest fan of the maple barrels, similar off flavor in boltcutter, canadian, etc - cloying sweetness that almost has a licorice quality. This one similar to the 09 nemesis but I remember that one being much better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14387) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Draft - Rich malts, apricot sweetness. Cloudy orange with a rich beige head. A bit boozy with the apricot with a yeast finish.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (2470) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
in a couple of years, this will probably be amazing. right now its too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2978) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
750 bottle. Yellow amber pour. Aroma of barleywine but not all that sweet. Lots of maple in the taste. Almost an overpowering amount of maple. Not bourbon. Has a bit of astringency.


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