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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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3.5
pushkinwow (2793) - Ottawa, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Pale orange with copper tinge, creamy beige head. Sweet, mango, booze, vanilla, oak, maple syrup, some wheat wine characteristics, full body with mild carbonation, slightly buttery on the palate and more so on the finish, become a bit dry and more boozy on the finish. An acquired taste.

3.7
italianjohn (3143) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pale to clear golden orange pour with a thin soapy white head and striped sticky lacing .... aroma of coconut, vanilla, maple syrup, bourbon, oranges, spices and some booze .... taste is of vanilla, oak, coconut, bourbon, spicy and sweet maple syrup, caramel and bitter orange rind ... creamy mouthfeel ... finish is dry and spicy with a nice sweet syrupy dry bourbon lingering bite ... definitely lives up to the name abv is evident

3.7
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Pours peach colored with a thin beige ring and spotty lacing.

Aroma: Banana, rum, light citrus, toffee.

Taste: Vanilla, banana cream pie, Euro hop spice, big woody spirit barrel, spiced rum.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, modest carbonation.

Overall: Very enjoyable and boozy now, this beer won’t fall apart with a year or two on it, so if you want to lay it down, go for it.

4.1
adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUL 21, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with a medium light cream colored head. Unfiltered, with lots of particles floating all around. Aroma of bourbon, maple, wheat and candied malt. Taste of sweet candied malt, bourbon, maple and wheat. Nice treat.

3.6
TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Amber pour with a short, bubbly white head. Been sitting for a while and still has a strong boozy and fruity aroma. Lots of bourbon, vanilla, soft coconut, fruit notes and oak. Taste is BIG vanilla and bourbon, toasted coconut, oak, sweet malt, ripe fruits, alcohol, citrus, floral hops, toasted grains and caramel. Body is medium-full and has a soft, prickly carbonation. Very sticky and boozy with LOTS of warmth to this! Ends with more booze, ripe fruits, coconut, vanilla, oak, bourbon, candied fruit, toasted malt, caramel notes and citrus.

4
jzzbassman (1634) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep orange with a white head. Fantastic bourbon like aroma, Very sweet, but pleasing flavors. Butterscotch and bourbon, with a hint of maple. Too sweet to drink much of, but a wonderful bottle to split.

3.2
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle:   Orangish, a little hazy, soft sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Sweet nose, some strong candied citrus peel, soft bourbon, a little maple syrup.   Whoa, super strong and thickly sweet on the tongue.   Noticeable heat, astringent bourbon, and unfinished maple syrup.   This one is too much.   Not smooth or refined.   Its really brash and hot.   Hard to finish even half the bottle.   Thanks Kevin!


4
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Cloudy amber in appearance. Aroma is nice, sweet caramel and oak. Taste is pretty sweet as well with oak, caramel, vanilla, and scotchy malt. Tasty brew.

3.2
bwa5879 (943) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Really cloudy reddish brown with very little white head. Floral scents, lots of honey, very oaky. Average carbonation with a thick sticky mouthfeel and supremely clean finish. Taste is pretty peaty and bitter, very earthy, sweet oakiness and honey as well as molasses molasses prevent it from being too bitter. Good barley wine for me as it’s not too bitter and peaty.

3.7
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Honey and bourbon dominate this release. Very sweet and dessert forward, almost in the region of a fortified wine. Heavy maltiness - a warming heat comes through but does not overwhelm


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