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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: 230   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1304) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a hazy orangish yellow. The aroma i mainly sour. The taste is a muddy vinegar taste. Not my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pour is light golden amber, mostly transparent with a fairly tight white head. No red in the appearance, but there is plenty of raspberry in the nose. Its fleshy but not super bright, there is a hint of barrel and a touch of leathery bret. Taste is little brighter raspberry with a fair bit of lacto. Finish is highly carbonated and muddles the flavor in back a little with a touch of sulfer. Soft creamy body and actually pretty dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2014
A - pours hazy light apricot with beaten egg white head with sticky lacing. S - it's refreshing to find a bruery beer that isn't the same as all the rest. Aromas of wheat, yeast and coriander. At first glance it smells like a yeasty musty wit. Raspberries and subtle wine notes come after a swirl of the glass. M - light fluffy and just the right amount of tart. A nice framboise variant. T - tart lemon and raspberries up front. The palate is sweet raspberry jam, funky and musty yeasty wheat goodness. end is lingering raspberries and spice. O - a nice show from the bruery. 3.8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at The Bruery mercy-poured into a taster after I pleaded with the bartender to give me a pass on the "bring a toy" rule they were using to restrict access to a few choice beers. Didn’t hurt that I bought a couple of bottles, too. Appearance is pink-orange with a white collar. Aroma is funky, lactic, oaky, citrus, grape skin, raspberries. Taste is tart berries, acidic, and funky to open. Light fruit sweetness and oak bitterness supply some balance. Medium bodied, thin crisp texture, lively carbonation, dry abrupt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Nice sharp tart fruity base, medium acidity, light fruit sweetness, rhubarb and berries, faint musty funk, and dry lingering tartness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
75cl bottle pours with a hazy opaque gold body that supports a white head. The aroma offers up some smooth sweet malts and a wheat malt sense and then it heads into a modest sour yeastiness and red apple skin. The taste delivers tart yeastiness, sour notes, acidic citrus and then it gets into tart fruity cherries and red apple skins. Pretty nice as the funky notes grow into the finish creating more depth and interest and provide a bit of a balance against the straight up acidic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
9th December 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy orange - gold beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and airy. Nice orange - tangerine - lemon. Light seltzer salts. Light dry finish with a tangy fruit aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to our Ken, 09/12/13. Hazed orange with a thin off white pond. Nose is apple skins, tarte peach, citric straw, dank, musty draws, wood splinters. Taste comprises soured mandarin, tarte peach, citric straw, light dankness, lemon rind, lactic tang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy closure with light tarte notes. Decent easy drinking sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to Kenny. It pours cloudy golden-orange with a small white head. The nose is earthy, must, toast, wood damp leaf, light spice, funk and brett. The taste is tart, earth, wood, sour orange, tangerine, prickly sherbet, alcohol, some acidity, berry, pomello and orange squash with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Fairly laid back and easy drinking for a bruery beer. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle cheers to Kenny. Pours bright orange with a medium, firm white head. Lacey. Nose is lemon tang forward, heavy apricot marmalade, big tropical fruits - mandarin, and mango, touch piney and moderately funky. Fruity and sour. Taste is tropical forward with emphasis on pineapple and passionfruit sweetness. Quite juicy. A little sugary and sourness is easy going. Very tropical. I like it

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