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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2830) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 14, 2011
750ml bottle thanks to Doug!
A:tart, Gueuze like, citrus
T:orange, berry, dusty-Brettanomyces like
A very interesting beer, I enjoyed this a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7025) - Utah, USA - SEP 5, 2011
750ml bottle shared by Doug, thanks man
Appearance: Hazy yellow medium with a nice sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tartness, oranges, coriander and spices
Taste: Tart fruits, woody, grainy and citrus
Very nice and enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8402) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2011
750 ml bottle thanks to 5000 from a Hard Liver Fest trade. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is a rich sour funkiness with light berries and distinct oaky vinous notes. The flavor is a tart woody beast with some light berries which are also tart, lots of lively carbonation, oranges, light and yet very robust. Certainly a complex beer and very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Have always liked the bottleworks anniversary beers, and this fit right in with that .. .light tartness, hay, and light raspberries .. . fantastic stuff, subtle yet refined and worthy of an anniversay beer in any world .. . don’t get any ideas mister bond ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
on tap at The Bruery on 7/3/11. hazy pink pour with a 1/4" white head. Raspberry nose with a light tartness and subtle wheat notes. big round tart body with light oak and more raspberry. vinous throughout. smooth semi-dry finish with red wine notes, oak, and tart raspberry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Sampled from the tap at the Clusterfork gathering at the Bruery. Murky golden in color with some white head. Flavors are of lemon, peach, and some earthy grassiness. Mildly sour without any strong acetic character or puckering tartness. Really tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy hazed yellow straw color with a nice little white head. Good carbonation. The wheat and straw type notes are eveident right off the bat in the nose but you also get some barnyard funk, raspberry, and lemongrass. I am really hoping the taste is like the nose! The flavors in the taste are nice with notes of lemon, wheat, and raspberry. As it warms a bit the barnyard funk flavor moves in and becomes more apparent. I could drink this one all day! There is little to no real alcohol flavors here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Sample at the 3rd Anniversary. Rating #32. Nice little beer, decent amount of sourness, slightly sweet. Pretty good stuff. Sorry this is short, but I had a lot of beers today and the next 15 or so are going to be very similar.(1738)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Tap. Pours a yellow/peach color with white head. Lots of fruit flavors with funk and tartness. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle with much thanks to Stephen of New Brew Thursday fame. Pours with a hazy golden to amber hue with a huge white head that lasts and gives great lace. Retention is strong. Aromas are huge. Raspberry, blackberry, malic acid, wheat, hay, very lactic, light wood, red wine, and a hint of funk. Tannins and some esters. Flavors are extremely tart, and acidic, with slightly sweet fruit. Both raspberries and blackberries. A hint of malt sweetness. A slightly full mouthfeel and light wheat malt note, with a touch of leather and a tinge of alcohol (although pretty well hidden overall). Lively bubbles, acidic and very dry. Lightly tannic. Supper drinkable. A lot of lactic acid. A very lovely beer!

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