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The Bruery Bottleworks XII

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Imperial Witbier, 8% ABV, sour mashed 1-2 days, and fermented with a blend of Berliner Weisse culture and Belgian Witbier yeast. The beer is barrel fermented in large red wine barrels (132 gal. barrels). Raspberries are added to the beer towards the end of fermentation directly to the barrel, and aged on the raspberries for a minimum of 1 month. The Berliner culture contains souring bacteria and the raspberries will add acidity to the beer. Brewed to commemorate Bottleworks 12th Anniversary.
Originally brewed in 2011. Rebrewed in 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1681) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2016
750ml bottle of 2013 release pours a pale brown color with a lot of effervescence. Sour apple and a little overly sweet. Not getting any raspberry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4163) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
At Bruery Sucre Tasting in the Bierboom. Complicated sour fruit ale with medium thick, egg-white, unstable and quickly thinning head; hazy golden colour with peachy hue. Aroma of gooseberry more than actual raspberry though a hint of white raspberry is certainly there, yoghurt, pineapple, sour cream, honey, dry white wine, subtle vanilla tannins, some stale sweat but fitting in very well. Very vividly fruity onset, lots of pineapple and gooseberry esters mixed with actual white raspberry, quite spritzy carbo at first, smooth body with honeyish, lightly bready malt sweetness and soft sourish ’wheatiness’, lactic tartness accompanying the whole and drying, sour cream hints, very fruity, drying lactic finish with a hint of warming alcohol and practically no hops. Sour ale of very high level, but I hadn’t expected anything less from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ schnapps flute ][ 12.20.15 ]
tepid orange, no head. Tangerine and orange nose, balancing acid, lightly paper. Front palate is metallic acid, jowls tingling. So much acid here I can’t tell if there are any flaws.. WHAT?! Tangerine is dominant through the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7006) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
750ml bottle pours a murky gold with some cloudy, white head. Nose has berries, mild spice, passion fruit, some jam, some kiwi too, a little Rose wine. Flavor has hibiscus, Rose wine, berry, malt, grass, straw, a little coriander. Dry and tart on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
750ml bottle brought to the main December Ratebeer gathering. Poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma was tart apples, raspberries, some peach. Flavor was light stonefruits, light red wine barrel notes. Effervescent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1670) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle at the Ratebeer Dec 20 gathering 2015.it is a cloudy apple cider color with no head. The aroma is of green apples and the taste is a very sour peach and hints of Granny Smith apples

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6858) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pretty nice stuff. Citrus and some apricot. Some guava as well. One of the better Bruery beers I’ve had due to focus on balance here, above all. Hazy orange pour. Tangy finish. Bottle at tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5677) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle at the Ratebeer Dec 22 gathering 2015. Pours a cloudy godl with an off white head. Aroma of tart apple. Flavors of sour peach. Smooth and luscious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19933) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy to cloudy golden orange color, white head. Nice tropical fruit and straw aroma. Taste is softly sour peppery straw and summer fruit. Very tasty and easy drinking for its abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7756) - Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2015
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by arminjewell). Looks good; a hazy golden orange with white head. Smells and tastes good too; semi-sweet and funky with mild notes of raspberries and wheat along soft notes of white grapes and oak. Mouthfeel is tmedium-bodied and pleasant. Good stuff.

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