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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (614) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
pours dark orange. Sweet, raspberry fruit on the nose. Tart, funkyness on the nose. Big sour up front, a nice hit of raspberry, then a finishing funk and lingering sour quality.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1706) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is hazy light yellow, some nice tartness on the nose. Lemon shines through first, with other fruits mixed in.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bomber at RBSG. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Yeast and tart raspberry. Crisp and clean. Delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1374) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pour at RBSG. Funky nose. Hazy golden pour. Sour, big raspberry fruit and wood character. Yummy!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Hazy gold/white head. Nose is tart, wheat, lemon, raspberry, funky, basement, and dry. Very smooth on the palate, acidic up front, light wheat, raspberry, and a tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2013
wow, this is a style that keeps popping up and i dont really like, but when you barrel age and ad respberries it fixes it, tasty stuff, glad to have tried it

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
another neat bottle offered at post farmhouse ale bash. possibly hooked up by adam jackson, though my memory is a bit foggy on the origins of this bottled brew. some kind of imperial berliner weiss with raspberries @ a red wine barrel. seems nice enough.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bomber tnx to Sean. Poirs clear pale goldn with a small white head. Aroma is extremely balanced and complex. Rasp erries wine barrel wheaty dry yet has some sweet fruityness. Flavor is raspberries wine barrel astringent acidy sour slightly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours hazy golden with a rather small creamy goldenish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass when dissipating. Smell is fruity tart with tons of raspberries, crackers, hay, moist wood, dark grapes, coriander, lemon zest, unflavoured youghurt, lemon juice, white pepper corns, cloves and dry soil. Taste is very sour and fruity with crackers, raspberries, lemon juice, unflavoured yoghurt, coriander, pepper corns, dry soil, hay, white grapes, cloves, grapefruit rinds, lemon zest and hints of unripe blackberries. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, crisp and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour, tart and fruity with crackers, lemon juice, unflavoured yoghurt, raspberries, red currants, hay, cloves and dry wood. Very tasty with tons of tasty tart raspberries.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle at Sweet&Sour in Sätila 20130810. Hazy pale golden/yellow beer with a rich offwhite head. Fruity raspberry aroma, sourish, acidic, spicy notes, citrus, strawberries, vanilla notes, earthy, raisins, some caramel. Sourish raspberry flavor, earthy, sour, hay, citrus, floral, sourish, notes of chocolate, vinous, strawberries, tart, some hay. Sourish raspberry finish with berries, hay and some citrus.


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