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RATINGS: 191   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2701) - 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 (10257) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. A bit hazy golden with a small not lasting offwhite head. Sourish, raspberries, fruity aroma. Raspberries, sourish, citrus flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Tap. Pours totally cloudy peach amber, kind of like unfiltered peach juice. Minimal head and little lacing. I will note that I had the first pour of the keg. It looked like later pours had more head and more clarity, but this is what I was served, so this is what I am rating. Aroma is fruity, bitter acidic, barnyard funk. Flavor is lightly sweet, medium tart and light funk. Full bodied and creamy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Super cloudy like the last pour from the bottom of the keg. Really kind of ugly dish water color. You can’t taste any raspberries Very sour.sweet apricot mild carbonation lemon big wheat. Acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toxichop (335) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
On Tap. S: Rather weak, a lemon tartness, wheat, with oak and a hint or rasberries. P: Golden with a slight haze, no head to speak off. T: Lemon and oak are upfront, just a hint of rasberries, wit, and lime. M: sting carbonation and mild sourness. O: Not bad but expected more, the rasberries are not really there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2588) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
15 July 2013, tap at the Bruery. (2011 version- 2 years old) yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sour cherries and musty basement. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Has some malt characteristics like a wit beer with nine of the yeast profile or sweetness. Not a brett sour per say but close to it (or muted). Kind of tastes old to be honest. (2013 version- brand new). Closer to gold, faintly hazy, no bubbles. Nose is more wit yeast and sweeter than the aged version. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Stronger hefe malt background than the aged version but still overshadowed by the sour. It's also got more of the wit sweetness. Sourness is new and unrefined. I don't know if I like the wit/Berliner Weiss combo. Certainly the young version is the worst of two worlds. The aged version is better but that's because it's more of a Berliner Weiss and hardly a wit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
750 ml bottle shared. Pours a cloudy golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma is tart citrus and berries, wood, acidity, some sweetness with a mild vinous character. The flavor has much of the same; crazy drinkable, tart raspberry and citrus, wood, yeast, acidic; I need more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2524) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Acquired in a trade almost a year ago. Enjoyed at 60F in a Cantillon Tulip with my GF...fully expecting a vinegar bomb.

A - Slightly hazy burnt lemon appearance. 3 finger fluffy head that fades and crackles like soda-pop. Not a gusher but a lot of carbonation in this bottle.

S - sigh..slight band-aid nose, heavy raspberry puree and lactic acid

T - Wow. Vinuous and tart! Really special. I get a ton of oaky characters, grape tannins and saison body. Lovely raspberry taste at the middle and finish with a hint of cabernet characters. Pretty special.

M - big carbonation in the glass and on the swish. Medium body, thick for a sour fruit beer

O - This is not my favorite bruery beer but it’s pretty far up there. Really something special.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2212) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a big white head. Enticing raspberry, vinous, and woody aromas. Crisp and clean with delicious sour raspberries, decadent red wine, oak, white nectarine, and sour melon notes. Fantastic mouthfeel with good body and perfect carbonation. With 26 months or so in the bottle, this ale is is simply fantastic....


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