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The Bruery Bottleworks XII

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23333) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! The beer appears hazy and light orange in color. The beer has a thick white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is quite pleasant, with scents of funk, raspberries, and coriander. I did not enjoy the flavor as much as the aroma, but found the beer favorable nonetheless. Plenty of tartness to be found here, with a healthy dose of raspberries. The body is moderately thin, with a solid carbonation level. Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer and I would definitely like to have it again sometime. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-30-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, peachy and light grapefruity. Tart and fruity. Fruity and citric into a dry and dry finish. Citric and lingering into the far finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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 (2638) - 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 (5195) - 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 (5384) - 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 (12198) - 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 (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 (2011) 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!

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