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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pours hazy orange-ish with white head. Aroma has notes of peach, sulfur, rotten egg, some raspberry, funk, barnyard, cheese, yeast. Taste is nice acidic sharpness, some sweet peach and raspberry, lemon, bready, with some sulfur and rotten egg. Very fresh taste, some dusty grain in the back end. Good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle thanks to 5000! Hazy peach colored pour, lasting carbonation and lacing and a very cheesy sour aroma. Flavor is light lemon, peaches, a hint of tart raspberries and finished light and slightly sweet on the aftertaste. Very enjoyable, but I personally wouldn’t go chasing after this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle at the release of batch 3 Rosso down at Captain Lawrence. Big thanks to whomever shared this. Pours a fuzzy and hazy milky tan white. Smells initially like raspberries, dusty and sun warmed, and Hottenroth (and I love Hottenroth). Fuzzy and soft and lightly sweet. Raspberry and absolute loveliness. Very delicate and clean. Soft raspberry on the finish. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottleworks 12. 750ml bottle kindly provided by a generous soul over the weekend... Pours a cloudy pink lemonade hue with a thin to quickly fading soapy white head... Aroma is spicy with an abundance of yeast with somewhat of a grainy backend to go along with it. Some black pepper from a spice perspectivewhile adding to the red berry and mildy funky nature of the brew. softer lemon notes surface underneath... Flavors provide an improvement with the mustiness cleaning up and more of a mildly sour, non-acidic lemon and red berry presence. Medium bodied and quite drinkable. Abv is very much well hidden. A well executed sour without a distracting abrasive acidic feel to it which most sours these days tend to lend themselves towards. would gladly sample this again. perhaps on my visit to seattle in just a couple months <hint, tom> 7/4/8/4/17

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 Bottle: The aroma is a very funky and misty raspberry with a touch of lemon. It pours a hazy yellowish-orange with a small white film for a head. The flavor starts with starts with light sweet raspberry. The finish has moderate lemon tartness, tart raspberry, and faint mustiness. Light bodied with lively carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
(bottle at Dak’s tasting!). I really wanted to try this one and I’m really happy it made an appearance. Pours hazy red grapefruit color. Aroma has some funk and grapefruit/citrusy notes. Taste is sour/tart. Medium bodied with some fizziness on the tongue. A really nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2011
Cloudy orangish pour. Aroma is sour, peaches, yeast, nice fresh pussy, freshly pressed laundry. Flavor is yeasty, fruity, malty, nice spice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1243) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Sampled at Brouwer’s A: Pours a nice light orangish yellow. Nice tall white head that leaves nice lace. S: Lactic sourness, with hints of acidic citrus, and musty tart raspberries. T: Nice tasting and nicely acidic. Lactic sourness, citrus zest, and a hint of spice. Light wheaty graininess with a nice tart berry finish. M: Sorta light and zippy, tart, acidic, with a nice hint of berry.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Another big thanks to Nate for this 750ml bottle, drank from my Narke glass... Looks like a sparkling water grapefruit drink. A light tan head, good retention and lacing. You’d think something this color would be ugly, but looks good... Interesting but subdued aroma, apples, grape skins, raspberries and brett... The taste shows off more lactic notes than the brett, especially on the finish, almost a puckerer. So many fruits, its almost hard to count, raspberries, oranges, tangerines, a hint of oak on the finish. This is refreshing and incredibly crushable, get this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle at Brouwer’s. Colour... cloudy, medium-orange. Nose... musty, wheaty and similar to the elephant barn at the zoo! Palate... quite tart and dry with lightly acetic notes and waves of different fruits all moving towards a crisp yet lithe finish.


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