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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: 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
Sarlacc83 (1483) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from Homer! Thanks! A: Cloudy orange - yellow with a thin white head. N: Raspberry, pear, green apple, oak, vanilla, grapefruit juice. Wine grape. T: Sweet tart. Rounded sourness, not completely lacto like Cascade. M: Prickly. Light body. O: Pretty dang tasty. Sure glad they remade this one. I’d take some more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2014
750 ml bottle from RS. Pale yellow color with flat carbonation. Aroma is light wheat, raspberry and light spice.

Flavor has a lactic acid note upfront with a Wit beer base. Light musty basement and tart raspberry with a spritzy carbonation. Big oak notes with a extremely dry texture. This get progressively more sour as you drink. Raspberry sweet tarts and Smartie sugar candy. Huge pucker after the sip. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1259) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
750 mL bottle. Thanks Tim! The pour is a foggy gold with a hint if copper and a nice white head that fades down to a thin film and thick ring. The aroma is quite sour with a beautiful fruitiness and raspberry presence. Not a whole lot of yeast or anything with it so it seems promising. The flavor is just as sour and fruity. There isn't as much sourness as I was expecting based on the smell, but it's definitely really good. The mouth feel is solid with a good carbonation and an aftertaste that's incredible. Just lingeringly sour and fruity and delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9824) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (957) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2897) - Melboring, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (976) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1366) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3580) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4430) - 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.

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