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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle shared with friends. Aroma is great with vanilla, caramel, malt, slight honey, and oak. Pours hazy light brown with a nice white head. Taste follows suit with a sticky molasses, oak, vanilla, and earthy hop. Great balance of sweetness, earthiness, and booze. Finally a winner from Founders’ backstage series. Really enjoyed this one.

3.7
AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Actually, this is my favorite in the series since CBS. Nice golden clear pour, thin head. Nose is sweet full of vanilla, oak and maple. taste is sweet and dry, bananas and tropical fruits masked by the boozy sweetness. 8oz pour, totally could not have more of this.

3.8
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Damn, this one packs a couple crazy punches. The sweetness from the maple really comes through in the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
bellco33 (819) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma bourbon, oak, smells nice but can definitely tell sweetness is coming. Taste is way too sweet (it’s in the name, after all), bourbon comes through but so does the ABV. Also very nutty tasting. Sticky, cloying mouthfeel, full body, I don’t like it but I also don’t like overly sweet beers. At least I got to say I tried it!

4.3
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
pours a hazy orange amber with a thick white head...good lacing and retention. aroma has some mild fruity sweetness...almost cognac...lightly boozy and bourbony...sweet. flavor has vanilla and earthy hops...lightly oaky and mild boubon...maple sweetness, citrus and bourbon really giving a cognac note...enough oak and hoppiness to cut through the sweetness. mouthfeel is full and resinous with a dry oaky/earthy/boozy warming finish that lingers for quite a while. awesome!

3.7
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a golden amber out of bottle with beautiful one finger head. Aroma vanilla, bourbon, toffee and booze. Taste of sweet malt vanilla bourbon, toffee and even a hint of the maple syrup. Full body creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Very nicely done. Maybe missing a tad bit of bitterness to offset sweetness.

4.3
bmulder87 (9) - Belmont, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
Aroma has strong scent of bourbon with deep hints of maple. Taste is smooth and boozey. Great beer for relaxing in cold winter weather. Warning: only consume 1, any more and you won’t be driving!

3.9
Niko100 (2913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, vanilla, maple, bourbon, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, oak, maple syrup, caramel/toffee, fruit, spicy hops, and some licorice; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Overall, on the sweet side - but pretty cool.

4
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Smell is bourbon, sweetness. Taste us bourbon up front, then syrup comes in strong in the after taste. Little alcohol warming too. I like it.

3.7
Nickls (2535) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Tap. Frothy eggshell head, hazy burnt orange. Cotton Andy in both flavor and aroma, marshmallow, toffee, sweet but it too bad. Fluffy body, with solid carbonation. Grows on me as I sip.


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