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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
750mL shared by numerous Woodshop 7 participants. Thanks to BMan1113VR for holding a sample for me. Pours a full haze, murky peach to almost white. I was expecting pink for some reason. Nose is fresh peach, starfruit, salt, iodine, seaweed. Taste is lightly tangy, small lactic acid, peach juice, dough, saltwater. No acetic acid. Long, citric acid finish. Clean, refreshing, much simpler than I expected. No raspberry character for better or worse. I really liked this one, a good experiment from The Bruery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1794) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Tasted on 12/26/11 from a capped 750mL bottle, big thanks to whoever brought this to the tasting. Pours hazy pale yellow with a thick white head that slowly recedes to a thin layer of even lace. The nose is sour with raspberry and orange peel, funky brett, and light wheaty malt. The flavor is tart and sour white wine vinegar, raspberry, orange peel, light spices, and wheat malt. The body is medium with some sticky tannins, lively carbonation, and a long sour, tart raspberry, and white wine vinegar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4347) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2012
750 mL bottle courtesy of inda_bebe. Cheers, Charles! Pours a hazy straw gold with a white head. Nose is wood, tart berries, some vinegar, and some tart citrus. Flavor is similar- combines the tartness of a berliner with the sour berry quality of an American sour. Light in body, tart, and refreshing overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle shared at Markwise’s bday bash, poured a light hazy straw color, aromas of apricots, light tart raspberries, and some barnyard funk. Flavors are the same, with some light spice, vanilla, apricots, and tart raspberries. Nice beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2012
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-thanks markwise-22oz bottle-pours hazy yellow/gold with a retaining thin white head. Aroma is tart, grain. Taste is tart light fruit, barn, grain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1672) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours a cloudy gold with no head. Aroma of sour wheat. Taste follows with great raspberry notes. Sour, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy straw-colored ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a mélange of apricot, raspberry, light spiciness and a modest note of vanilla. Full-bodied and silky with tingly carbonation. The flavor is just a really cool, fruity and sour experience – intense, biting acidity. Crisp, tart, apricot finish. Another world class beer shared by darkguardian!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours grapefruit/peach juice color with small white head. Smell is sweet apricot. Taste is lighter tangerine, apricot finish. So easy to drink. This was my favorite beer at Brouwer’s SourFest 2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2012
hazy light amber color. Tart raspberry nose witha touch of wheat. Tart, dry and well balanced. This was really well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/31/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Thanks to readbaron for bringing this to the Whale tasting. The color of this beer is surprising - no redness from the wine barrels or the raspberries. Instead it is a light, very hazy golden color. A modest white cap rests on top and leaves a little bit of bubbly lace. The aroma really lacks much depth. White grape and raspberry notes provide the fruit notes. There are some weird off flavors, like feet or something. The flavor has a quick light honey sweetness, some white grape and peach come in next, along with some light raspberry flavors. The sour aspect of the beer is there, but there is no funk or real depth to the fruit flavor. This has a light, crisp, champagne dryness to go along with the light white grape notes. Maybe this was a victim of following an incredible beer in our tasting, but I was not really impressed with this beer at all.

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