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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: 217   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
750ml bottle thanks to crusianbeer - my 1,000th rate! Cloudy orange pour with a slight white head. Nose of wheat, tart lemon and other citrus, and funk. Flavor of Brett, lemon, grains, and some spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBunker (940) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours hazy orange with a frothy off-white head. A fair amount of sediment floating around in this beer. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of wheat, raspberries, wine, lemon, and wood. Has a really funky aroma to it as well. Very sour initial taste, with lots of wheat and lemon. A fair amount of spice as well. Long lingering tartness with lots of wood and a fair amount of raspberry. The alcohol is well hidden. Very acidic, but it doesn’t hamper the beer. The carbonation makes it very easy to drink. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks Dan! Pours hazy gold with a very light white head. Aroma is light funk, lemon peel, raspberries, grapes and a hint of spice. Flavor follows the nose pretty close. Has a nice dry, sour, tart finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1721) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle from 5000. Thanks! This is my last rating of 2011 and I wanted to make it something good. This is a very interesting sour; a lot of it I like and a little I thought was a tad odd. This pours a golden-orange color with a white head that settles as a firm layer on top. The aroma is of wine, oak, an odd funky lemon scent, wheat, and hay. I know it says it was fermented in large red wine barrels but I pick up a lot of white wine and oak. This is a bit acidity and sour up front with funky lemon and citrus flavors. It then mellows out a bit showing some hay, velvety herbal notes, and wheat. There’s some tart berry flavors, I guess, but raspberry is not really that noticeable. Lemon and oranges stick with me more. I like this beer. It’s not world class but I like how it drinks light for 8% and has some tart, refreshing, and interesting flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6049) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Thanks to crusianbeer for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat with a little bit of tartness mixed in. I also get a little bit of lemon in the aroma but it is fairly faint. The flavor is a little more complex. I get some tart wheat and lemons, as well as a little bit of orange. There is a slight acidic note in the flavor. The beer is refreshing and easy to drink. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a bad beer by any means, but I wanted a little bit more out of this beer. Not sure where the raspberries were, but I don’t think they were in our bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1394) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle shared by dbsdelight at the STL RB Gathering- thanks, Dan! Pour is cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is lemon peel, light funk, notes of hay and a lightly herbal note on the back end. Flavor is very clean with hints of tart lemon, light salt note, hints of funky barnyard and a touch of hop. Very light, clean and drinkable. A wonderful treat for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vyvvy (4730) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Sampled at a recent RB St. Louis gathering - Wow! Thanks to Dan for bringing this highlight. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma is quite sour with citrus and lactic sourness. There are also tart raspberries, bit of creaminess and hints of the red wine barrel aging. Medium / thin body that is very crisp and has fairly sharp carbonation. The flavor start with lots of sharpness with more of a lemon aspect than the aroma. The raspberries are very prevalent along with some buggy funkiness and dry red wine. The finish is very tart and fruity and it shows more of the barrel aging with some tannin-like aspects and dry red wine. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Hazy peach color with ivory foam. Nice tart fruit aromas of lemon, cherry. medium bodied. The cherry, lemon, musty, caramel flavors are medium tart from front to finish--very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Appearance: Pours cloudy pastel yellow with a white ring. Aroma: Brett, sour funk, wood. Taste: Light lemony funk, light husk,slight wood and berry. Mouthfeel: Fizzy medium. Overall: One of the Bruery’s more subtle sours. Need to try more to see if I like it a lot or not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
bottled, thanks to crusianbeer, cloudy orange color with a funky chalk aroma, flavor is salty sour lemons, yeast and wheat

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