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The Bruery Bottleworks XII

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (9325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2013 750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is very complex, with spices (like coriander), red wine, and some tart citric notes. Flavour brings out very complex notes of spices, red wine, and raspberries. Extraordinarily complex, with all the flavours meshing beautifully. No hint of the ABV, finishing on notes on raspberry and light spice. One of the best Bruery beers for sure. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Pours a lovely dark golden color. I don’t get the whole Imperial Wit thing but this tastes great. Spry and tasting of apricots all the way through. Not very sour but the fruit taste makes up for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1156) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Sample from bottle. Pours out a hazy yellow with frothy white foam. Good raspberry character in the aroma. Quite sour and lactic but nicely so, the raspberry works well here too. Very refreshing. Another impressive beer from The Bruery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4827) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Draft. Golden pour with white lacing. White aroma with hints of sourness. Flavor is lacto and tart fruit, but not overly sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle from RS membership at Klamath. Aroma and flavor is raspberries, Brett funk and wheat. Palate is pretty fizzy, but it's also effective. I guess I was looking for something a bit more smooth. Idk, very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2168) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours medium light amber. Taste is tart, earthy funk. Raspberry aight? Balanced but acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1779) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bomber at RBSG. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Yeast and tart raspberry. Crisp and clean. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pour at RBSG. Funky nose. Hazy golden pour. Sour, big raspberry fruit and wood character. Yummy!

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