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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prufrockstar (792) - 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 (984) - 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 (6481) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Nose is vinegar, straw/hay, lemons, dirt and funk. Taste is sweet and mildy tart at first but sours nicely toward the end. Seems a bit overcarbonated. Body is light and the finish is long.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1132) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
From bottle at reserve society barrel tasting. This was better than I remember. Very nice tartness with wine characteristics and a dry fruity finish. Great brew for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Sampled at GonzoIllini’s Birthday Party (Western Springs, IL). Happy Birthday, Tony! Pours a richer well hazed golden yellow pour, frothy rich hazy body with whitish thick filmy head, laces well. Aromas are touches of oak, grape, and red wine. Mellow with growing citrusy sourness, lemons and oranges, touches of lactic acid and yogurt, some strawberry, berry elements are gentle, some mellow fruit, bretty funk, oak tannins. Nice. Initial is richer sourness, crab apple and lemons, some bread, richer lactic element of yogurt, big citrus, touches of white grape, faint berry. Wet oak, vanilla, growing bretty funk. Cobwebs, some straw, punches of crab apple, berry, and citrus grows firmly. Middle is firm flavors, touches of melon and white grape, some funky sweet tarts into the backend. Finish is gentle lactic, firm bretty funk is inviting, gentle oak. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2104) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Light peachy color with a white head. Funky lemon with stone fruit, mild berry, lactic acid. Pretty tart and smooth, moderate acidity, vinous, mild savory.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16225) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour berry aroma. Fruity sour tart berry flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart berry finish.


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