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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: 229   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy to cloudy golden orange color, white head. Nice tropical fruit and straw aroma. Taste is softly sour peppery straw and summer fruit. Very tasty and easy drinking for its abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (8109) - Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2015
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by arminjewell). Looks good; a hazy golden orange with white head. Smells and tastes good too; semi-sweet and funky with mild notes of raspberries and wheat along soft notes of white grapes and oak. Mouthfeel is tmedium-bodied and pleasant. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Aroma hints to citrus fruit with some sour funk. Appearance is a cloudy yellow. Taste is sour and dry with a tangerine flavor. Palate is sour and dry. Overall, a great sour. A very interesting beer fo sho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Really enjoyed this one! Hazy golden orange pour, maybe a pink tinge, under a nice off-white head, good lacing. Light fruity aroma, sourness, a bit of oak and vanilla. Great flavor, sourness is apparent, nice oak and vanilla, loads of raspberry. I dig it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle, pour is yellow with fizz, taste is belgian yeast with some astringent oak sour barrel, a bit harsh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2367) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
Hazy golden with a good white head. Aroma is cider vinegar, lemon peel, hint of fruit. Medium-light bodied, tart on the palate, dry sour finish. Taste is sour grapes, cider vinegar, hint of dry tart raspberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
Still honey colored pour. No head. No lacing. Big raspberry nose. Big raspberry flavor. Some malt notes. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (624) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Draft pour at Brouwer?s 10th anniversary, this is the original 2011, golden pour, Orange raspberry sour aroma and taste, enjoyed this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[3/2/15] Draught at Bottleworks in Seattle. 2013 edition. Deep golden. Sour aroma with fruitiness (some raspberries), lacto, some vinegar and wood. Sour fruity flavor with some raspberries, some lacto, wood and wine. Medium-bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5280) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2015
750ml bottle in a stem glass. Pours hazy golden/orange with a white head. Aroma of light raspberries, some sourness and tartness, pale malts, light red wine notes, and some oak. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A solid sour from the Bruery.

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