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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: 213   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (631) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Shared bottle to snifters. Thanks a million Justin. Pours cloudy light orange with a very active head. Zingy sour without being overpoweringly mouth puckering, which isn’t my thing for the record. The wine and raspberries are very subtle, but present. Creamy mouth feel with some bite from carbonation. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
March 22, 2014 - on tap at Bruery tasting room. Orangish yellow pour that was a tad cloudy. Sour fruit with yeast and grain in the aroma. Taste was consistent with the aroma, but raspberry is more noticeable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Un nez de blé surette et lactique arrive juste au bon moment pour rincer la chocolate rain. Le liquide est vigoureux et transporte des saveurs de chair d’abricot, noyaux de pêche et une touche de petits fruits rouge. Assez facile à boire.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2014
75cl bottle. Vintage 2013. Drank at home with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: sour, fruity, oranges, some yeast, brett. TASTE: sour, sweet, fruity, fresh, raspberries, little dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with raspberries, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, floral/woody and slightly sour/fruity, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet very expensive!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3805) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at the Bruery. It pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is lactic sour with some white peaches. Mild hints of raspberries and bread. The flavor is full with sour peaches, raspberry, alcohol and bread. Decent, but not amazing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2203) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of citrus tartness, notes of raspberry... Flavor is light, moderately tart citrus, notes of spices and berries throughout... Extremely well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (1047) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 Draft pour at Big Wood. Rerated almost a year later. Lighter orange golden pour with cloudy white head. Delicious sweet and sour flavor. White grape and apple. Long sweet after flavor. Very drinkable. My favorite style so it’s hard to do wrong. Loved this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (787) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2013 - could use more time but pretty damn tasty anyway. Light gold pour with frothy white head. Nose of berries, lemon, citrus, and grains. Taste follows the nose. Good amount of sourness with relatively tame acidity. Mouthfeel is typical Berliner. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ricoslim (116) - - FEB 27, 2014
Aroma is light. Beer is a classic Bruery sour. These guys always hit the spot with their sours.


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