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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 012: Bruery-tastic 01 on 05/16/2014. Hazy orange-yellow color with a thick and fluffy white head that dissipates gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of berries, citrus and spice. Medium-bodied with flavors of tart citrus, berries, grainy malt and oak. The finish is mildly sour with a raspberry and earthy yeast aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. hazy light orange color, minimal head. Sour, tart, fruity/berries, funky goodness. Very tart, crisp, citrusy, sour, the berry character doesn’t come through bit still a tasty sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1889) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Nose of berries and funk. Taste is similar but muted in the fruitiness. Definitely sour forward. Pretty good but the fruit is lost.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours golden yellow, white head that left immediately. Aroma us tart, sour. Taste is sour, tart, ok. Sourness doesn’t linger.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1079) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to justin pours a hazy straw yellow with a large white head. Acidic and slight raspberry taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Mashmaster. Tart funky barnyard and very light berry aroma. Cloudy straw gold with a large, quickly diminishing white head. Sour, funky lactic, lemon-berry flavor, with a light salt-like finish. Light crisp body, lively carbonation, dry finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3473) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Pours a light golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit and funk. Taste is citrus, berries, funk, and grass. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (494) - , Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2014
Original batch provided by Ditmier tonight .. Thanks buddy. Pours a hazy pale yellow.. foamy white head... good lacing. Nose is big lactic... almost yogurt like... raspberry is way in the background.. Flavor has a fair amount of tannic notes with berries that almost seem "old"... pretty tasty, but seems way past prime... a bit of oak on the finish. Light body.. good bubble... very drinkable despite my above negatives. Thanks Eric... There cannot be too many of these left in cellars.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a smaller sized head. Yeast, fruity, earthy, citrus, and berries.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - APR 9, 2014
Slightly cloudy, light orangish color with a thin white head. Fruity, funky nose - a bit of raspberry there. Flavor is great - a bit sour and funky with a solid raspberry backbone. Not too prominent but it’s there. Some citrusy sourness. Good carbonation, kinda creamy mouthfeel. Great sour fruit beer!


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