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RATINGS: 194   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5429) - 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 (2626) - 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 (2269) - 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....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Rating #300! Wit base brings a level of depth that most sours don't enjoy. And then the fruit joins in -- brambles all up in my face. Poured with excessive carbonation, settles into a deliciously creamy sour. Blackberries really pop. Why can't I drink this every day?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3231) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle shared by Eric in Vermont. Huge thanks for cracking this rare beauty. Pour is hazy golden with medium white head. Aromas are raspberry jam, grape candy, acidic funk, peach nectar and other misc berries. Flavor was much of the same with tart fruits, sour bugs, grapes, brett, and very light spice. So refreshing and tart. Medium body with nice carbonation. Delicious sour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prufrockstar (965) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2013
6oz pour at Bottleworks XIV release. I went into this knowing nothing more than the name. 2" foam white head that sticks around for awhile. Golden color, slightly hazy. Aroma is raspberry, funk, a nice citrusy bubblegum, and spice (some clove and pepper). Sexy. Taste: Huge burst of tart gives way to smooth, well-balanced lingering bitterness and acidity. Dry finish with beautiful bouquet of fruit-tart flavors that fade stunningly. Lively carbonation, creamy texture leaves a nice mouth coating, medium/full body. Overall: Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pour at Woodshop 7. Hazy golden with fairly big white head. Aroma of raspberry, mild funk and some soil and peat. Odd but not off putting. Taste is very crisp and refreshing for a sour, likely the berliner in it. The raspberries creep up and make for a nice beer with a moderate sourness level. Overall, one of my favorite Bruery sours to date.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle shared by Derek, thanks! Pours a deep and cloudy gold. Nose is interesting. Some fruity notes, light raspberry, lactic acid and a barnyard thing. Faint oak. On tasting, Really quite tart with strong fruity notes. Some citrus and again a tannic raspberry note. Clean and dry finish. Light bodied. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottled, thanks Derek. Pours hazed gold with white head. Aroma wheat, citrus, vinegar, flavors sour tart raspberries, hay, lemons. Hay and funk. Touch too sour for me but a good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours a cloudy deep gold with a white head that starts at the edges and remains. Aroma has a nice earthy wheat note, a light tartness and a hint of dry red wine. Flavor starts with a nice amount of light sour fruits that lasts throughout and has a bit of backing dry red wine and earthy wheat.


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