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The Bruery Bottleworks XII

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

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vyvvy (4469) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1805) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6093) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3000th rating! 750 ml bottle shared by dbsdelight at the STL RB Gathering- thanks, Dan! Glad Dan decided to open this rather than trade it. For that, I owe him a big one. Pours a hazy straw gold with a small bone white head. Aroma of lemon, yogurt, herbs, wheaty funk, raspberries, grapes, and mild spices. Awesome flavor, with notes of lemon, oak, pale malts, yogurt, farmhouse funk, wheat, berry fruits, and light herbs and spices. Medium-bodied, sour, dry, and tart, with moderate carbonation. Awesome sour. Loved it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
seymour (1558) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Sampled at the Saint Louis Ratebeer Gathering into tulip glass. Thanks, Dan, a real highlight of the night. Poured a hazy straw color with white head, good Belgian lace and noticeable alcohol legs. Aromas and flavors of a Berliner Weiss, with raspberries blended-in and about double the alcohol percentage (warming but well-hidden.) Very tart, slight sourness and barnyard. Effervescent mouthfeel. Dry and fruity, metallic Champagne-like finish. Extremely well-crafted, truly awesome beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (2918) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Sampled at the St. Louis RB gathering. It poured a hazy peach color with a small white head. The aroma was very fruity. The flavor was light lemon, a touch of raspberries and it finished light on the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5266) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Sampled at the st. Louis ratebeer gathering. This pours amazingly cloudy. A nice soapy white head. A sour nose with complex fruot. Sourness hits first but fruit shows up then. Spice, too. Yeast is interesting and adds a unique complexity. This is good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2011
sample @ REM b4, really excited once I knew this was opened, yet not surprised, there was alot of power that day. Pours a hazy off golden hue, nice head. Aromas are light raspberry, some funk and tart. Fantastic balanced palate, the tartness comes through in the finish but the fruit not as developed as i thought. None the less this should age amazing, I wish it were more available.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle. Hazy yellow pour with a nice white head. Aroma is an off smell of wheat and light, subtle tart. I can barely pick up on the raspberries in the aroma. Taste is tangy and tart lemon and bitter raspberry. Tight flavor profile. Refreshing and enjoyable sour. Would like to see this bottled on the regular.


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