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The Bruery Bottleworks XII

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2395) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (1587) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (827) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6818) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
750, capped. Pours a murky pale amber with a scant white ring of film. Big sharp dry minerally nose with light dancing fruit showing. Creamy medium body with prickly carb. Minerally dry mid palate with soft lemon and tangerine notes. Long tangy tart and dry minerally finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Nice slightly fruity Berliner, just a bit sweet. Exceptionally clear and bright for a fruity wit beer, lively too. Pair it with acidic foods and it shines.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Thanks Matt! Pours a nice clouded yellow with an etched surface of whites. Smells like a Wit, not really getting thefruit in the nose. Flavor is sour, with vitamin, some cherry and raspberry. A little yogurt character. Medium with hi carb and a semi dry, but wetting finish. I like, glad to have another beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Very good drinking beer, thanks to Liam. Blond, perfect sourness without erasing the palate. You would think a 6% beer. Fresh tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2981) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours golden apricot in color with a small bubbly white head. The aroma brings warming citrus orange and light candy like yeast, nice, with the tiniest bit of funk ever. The flavor brings some raspberries and then immediately tart hitting in a smooth manner on the tongue. You get such a subtle wine barrel flavor, red wine for sure, that settles so easily as well on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2014
750ml thanks to Camo!! Pours a hazy hay color with an orange hint. Nose is sour raspberries with hints of grassy farmland and a slight funk. Taste is similar with elements of oak, raspberry, grass, and wine grape. The finish really sinks it in, but gently, with a sour red wine flavor floating on top of everything else. Quite nicely done.

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